Top Keweenaw Ghost Towns to Explore

Our Top 7 Keweenaw Ghost Towns to Explore

Posted on September 30th, 2020
Copper Country Ghost Towns & Cemeteries The discovery of copper in 1840 by Michigan’s first state geologist, Douglass Houghton, brought about America’s first mineral rush which led to a rapid influx of immigrants to the area. Fortune-seekers from all around the world flocked to the Kewe…
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How to Explore the Ghost Town of Freda

Posted on September 9th, 2020
In the never-ending quest for reduced screen-time, fresh air, and family fun, we hit the road on an early fall afternoon to explore one of the Keweenaw’s most beloved “ghost towns”: Freda, MI. While not a traditional ghost town (people still live in Freda), its really accessibl…
Passengers take a chair lift up Mount Bohemia during fall color season

Tips for the Perfect Fall Keweenaw Getaway

Posted on September 1st, 2020
Each autumn, for three or four short weeks, the Keweenaw’s landscape makes a dazzling transition from hues of lush greens to bursts of gold, yellow and fiery orange. Its almost as if the land channels the last of its energy into this captivating display of color to celebrate the end of summer and ush…
A Side-by-side rides along a Trail in the Keweenaw

Our Top 4 Places to Ride in the Keweenaw

Posted on August 21st, 2020
Guest Post by Scott Niska, Smart Creative Earlier this summer Scott and his team from Smart Creative hit the trails with Chris and Sue, owners of Trailside Lodge, to take some photos for the Keweenaw Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. The photos are now being used throughout KCVB’s market
Two sea kayakers on Lake Superior in the Keweenaw

Water Sports Activities You Can Enjoy in The Keweenaw

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Right on the northern tip of Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula extends out into Lake Superior. It’s also known as Copper Country, thanks to it being the location of the first-ever copper boom in the United States. Its rich history is not the only thing worth visiting for though! The lake is one of the…

36 Hours in the Keweenaw: Summer Edition

Posted on July 14th, 2020
  In the quest to plan the perfect summer vacation, it’s easy to lose sight of the most important part: relaxing. This is precisely what makes a Keweenaw summer weekend getaway so special. Soaked in sunshine, washed in a clean Lake Superior breeze, this tiny peninsula at the top of the world of
Solo rider bikes on a trail

Guide to Keweenaw Solo Travel

Posted on July 1st, 2020
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” Jack Kerouac Solo travelers can set their own pace and be as ambitious or as laid-back as they want.  If they’re walking by a hole-in-the-wall diner and feel like stopping in for breakfast, they can be delic

How To Make The Most Of Your Hike in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Posted on June 30th, 2020
If you’ve never been hiking before you won’t find a better place to start than Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. As much as going on a hike gives you a chance to get back to basics, there is more to it than simply showing up at a trail with a new pair of walking shoes. A happy and successful hike require…

Snowmobiling in the Keweenaw: Doing it Right

Posted on February 26th, 2020
  5 minute read On average the Keweenaw receives over 250 inches of snow annually. From meticulously maintained trails to adrenaline-packed experiences through the pines and along Lake Superior shoreline, there’s no shortage of sledding adventures. With over 230 miles of snowmobi…

Keweenaw Experience: Red Jacket Brewing Company

Posted on February 13th, 2020
What makes the Michigan House Cafe & Red Jacket Brewing Company an iconic Keweenaw brew-pub? Is it their famous Oatmeal Espress Stout, delicious burgers, or the old dairy chillers used during the brewing process? Take a behind the scenes look at one of the most historic craft breweries in Michi…
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