Mother and child hiking Isle Royale National Park Trail

Top Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Isle Royale National Park

Posted on July 11th, 2021
Visiting Isle Royale National Park is a dream for many, but very few make it to the Island.  The national park’s location in the middle of Lake Superior, mixed with an abbreviated visitor season, consistently makes Isle Royale one of the least visited in the United States. And doing it right r…

Top 9 Attractions in Historic Calumet

Posted on April 30th, 2021
Calumet is all about history. There are probably more historical attractions packed into this small community than anywhere else in the Upper Peninsula.  Walk the streets of its downtown, and you can’t help noticing the architecture’s grandeur, often built from the rare Jacobsvi…

7 Attractions Worth Striking from Your Bucket List in Michigan

Posted on September 15th, 2018
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aspen_trees_2.jpg The true definition of northern Michigan, the Keweenaw County region is outdoor recreation at its absolute finest. Whether you call it the Great Lake State, the Wolverine State, or the Water Wonderland, the only state to border fo…

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…

Discover Upper Michigan’s Copper Country Trail National Byway

Posted on April 1st, 2016
How do you plan to explore Upper Michigan’s Copper Country this summer?  Pull out your map and set your GPS to the Copper Country Trail National Byway, the 47-mile stretch of US-41 from Hancock, MI to Copper Harbor, MI.  The route to your next vacation showcases the area’s unparalleled outdoo…

The National Park Service is planning a year-long party, and you’re invited!

Posted on January 21st, 2016
You may have already heard, but in 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) marks its 100th anniversary. The past century has given us a lot to celebrate on what the agency has done to preserve special places—including five incredible national parks in Michigan. Even so, instead of looking back at th…
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