Insider’s Guide to Michigan Tech Winter Carnival: 9 Can’t Miss Experiences

Posted on January 26th, 2022
In a place that regularly averages over 200 inches of snow a year, playing in the snow has become a skill that the Keweenaw has honed to utter perfection. Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, full of snow and ice sculptures, music, and outdoor sports, celebrates the incredible m

Curling in Calumet

Posted on January 17th, 2022
Curling is considered one of the world’s oldest winter team sports with its roots found in 16th century Scotland where the art was practiced on frozen lochs and lakes. Today, curling is a Winter Olympics darling, and the sport is sweeping across the Midwest (pun intended)! Tucked away in the heart…
Man backcountry XC skiing near water

The How & Why: XC Backcountry Skiing in the Keweenaw

Posted on January 12th, 2022
The Copper Country is home to a plethora of scenic sites to visit, from huge vistas to hidden waterfalls.  Getting to these natural places is part of the fun, but in winter our deep lake effect snow makes access a challenge.  Particularly for protected natural places that only allow non-motorized…

Guide to Ice Climbing in the Keweenaw

Posted on January 5th, 2022
Step outside her cozy towns, and it doesn’t take long for the Keweenaw to remind you that she is an untamed land, locked in a 500-million-year battle with Lake Superior and the elements. Tall, sandstone cliff-faces, cut from glacial movement and altered by eons of weather, drop starkly into Lake S…
Family skating in hockey arena

Ice Skating in the Keweenaw

Posted on December 21st, 2021
Skate laps, slap a puck around, practice your figure skating moves, or simply sip on a cup of hot cocoa while watching others glide across the ice…. Ice skating is a classic winter pastime that can be enjoyed at a variety of historic indoor rinks and charming outdoor rinks throughout the Keweenaw. H…

Keweenaw Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 10th, 2021
Looking for gifts to share your love of the Keweenaw? We’ve compiled a list of local businesses to visit in person or online to find completely one-of-a-kind gifts to commemorate the Copper Country! While we all know the best gift you’ll bring home is the memories made up here, it never hurts to

Snowshoeing the Keweenaw’s Frozen Lighthouses

Posted on December 2nd, 2021
    The Keweenaw’s vast Lake Superior shoreline is dotted with scenic lighthouses. Once essential navigation tools for Great Lakes freighters moving supplies to and from remote communities, most of these lonely outposts are still used by fishermen, recreational boaters, and padd…
Car taking scenic drive in Keweenaw Peninsula during Fall

The Ultimate Keweenaw Fall Scenic Drive

Posted on September 24th, 2021
When you’re in the Keweenaw in the fall, a simple drive to the store can be a world-class fall color tour. But if you’re serious about seeing as much of the Upper Peninsula’s fall color splendor as possible, we’ve put together an unbeatable road trip with plenty of scenic views, Lake Superior

Ten Ways to Experience Fall Color in the Keweenaw

Posted on September 13th, 2021
  Autumn is a fleeting, yet magical moment for the Keweenaw’s lush landscape. Deciduous leaves change from vibrant shades of green to yellow, gold, fiery orange, and deep crimson red. Fall color provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of outdoor adventures, and it’s a great excuse…
Thimbleberry

A Taste of the Keweenaw: Thimbleberries

Posted on August 19th, 2021
As summer reaches its midpoint, foragers and hikers exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula’s wilderness are sure to discover a unique, bright-red berry hidden along a quiet trail. Deliciously sweet with a hint of tartness, this berry is called a “thimbleberry” and is a favorite among local resi…
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