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…

Winter Expedition: Horseshoe Harbor

Posted on March 6th, 2021
Horseshoe Harbor is one of those places you’d think would be totally inaccessible in winter. A remote, rocky beach east of Copper Harbor, this is a summer-time destination for travelers looking for a tranquil spot to take in Lake Superior during adventures in the Keweenaw Peninsula. But if you&#…
A couple enjoying the Nordic ski trails at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor

The Perfect Upper Peninsula Winter Weekend

Posted on February 20th, 2021
A breathtaking winter landscape awaits you in the Keweenaw Peninsula, the Upper Peninsula’s northernmost peninsula. Whether you’re looking to explore the winter landscape while you’re up here hitting the slopes or perhaps you just need to unplug for a couple days and recharge the batteri…
Two men snowshoeing at Mount Baldy in the Keweenaw

Winter Expedition: Mount Baldy in Eagle Harbor

Posted on February 13th, 2021
Mt. Baldy is the largest and least disturbed of only a handful of balds remaining in the Keweenaw Peninsula. There’s one hike I try to make every year in the Keweenaw, and it’s to the top of Mount Baldy.  Located just outside of Eagle Harbor, this trail is a must for anyone who enjoys big views, scen
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