Despite flash flood, Copper Country is open for business

Posted on June 26th, 2018
Posted by Eric Meier on www.k1025.com (view original article here)
June 20, 2018 After images of the devastating floods in the Upper Peninsula filled screens across Michigan, those with travel plans to the Keweenaw likely begin to rethink them. Some area residents have taken to social medi…

Skiing in the Keweenaw

Posted on November 21st, 2017
Receiving an average of 270 inches of snow each year, the Keweenaw is home to 3 unique downhill ski areas that will have you coming back for more and more! Sitting high above the Portage Canal, Mont Ripley has 24 runs for you to choose from with over 110 acres of ski-able terrain, a terrain park with 33 dif…

Have Some Fun At The Lake

Posted on June 27th, 2017
Endless opportunities await the avid paddler in the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Featuring a 125 mile Keweenaw Water Trail with spectacular views of the rugged shoreline, the Keweenaw is a paddler’s paradise. Photo courtesy of Keweenaw Adventure Company. The Keweenaw Water…

Snowmobiling in the Keweenaw

Posted on December 14th, 2016
If someone were to dream of the location with the perfect weather for snowmobiling, a visit to the Keweenaw
Peninsula would likely make that dream come true. Blessed by the highest annual snowfall and most consistent fresh snowfall east of the Rocky Mountains, the Keweenaw is almost never short for…

3 Copper Country Events To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

Posted on November 25th, 2016
The Copper Country is known for it’s amazing history and miles of endless shoreline, but what some don’t know is that the holiday season brings a whole new life to the Keweenaw.  The streets are lined with holiday decorations and lights and since we are the snow capital of the Midwe…

5 Free, Kid Friendly Things To Do in the Copper Country

Posted on August 23rd, 2016
  The Keweenaw is a family friendly vacation destination that is great all year around.  With school starting soon, why not come up to the Keweenaw for one last retreat before the busy school schedules start.  We have put together a list of 5 fun and free things to do with kids in the Cop…

7 places to enjoy the nightlife in Houghton

Posted on July 28th, 2016
As you enter the town of Houghton, coming along US 41 after leaving the beautiful Michigan Tech campus you will see a statue of a miner. The miner looks like he is heading to work. The town of Houghton and actually Michigan Tech were built around the Copper mines which created the area I call home. Workin…

A little history about one of the oldest mines in the Copper Country.

Posted on July 14th, 2016
The Delaware Mine is among the oldest in the Keweenaw, having begun operations in 1847.  Although it isn’t one of the larger mines in the area, it still managed to yield about 8 million pounds of copper in its 40 years of operation.  The mine went down a total of 10 levels, reaching a depth of 1…

Fishing in the Keweenaw

Posted on June 15th, 2016
Well you made it here (or are planning to come here), now how do you spend your time? Really, what IS there to do here anyway? A real fisherman wouldn’t have to contemplate this, not even for a moment. He knows he’s in one the best fishing places on the planet – just look at map to see all the water…

Keweenaw – A Mountain Bike Utopia

Posted on June 9th, 2016
Perched at the top of Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula might – at first glance –  have a few strikes against it as a mountain bike destination: it’s hundreds of miles from just about anywhere, has long cold winters and short cool summers, and it’s in the Midwest. But , if you’ve…