Eagle River

Eagle River

Take a stroll along the beach, look for agates or take in a sunset!           

Eagle River was once a booming mine town as well as a booming shipping port back in it’s hay day.  Cliff Mine, which is located just a few miles south of Eagle River used this port to ship their copper.  In 1861 Keweenaw County was created and made  Eagle River the county seat.  Now it is the perfect place for a quiet retreat.  In the winter time the deer travel for miles around and migrate to Eagle River for the winter where they are fed.  Tourists can stop at the rest stop and feed the deer.  The tend to flock there by the hundreds.  Through the years they have learned that the deer yard is a safe place to bed down and eat.  Eagle River has a beautiful beach that is great for watching the sunset and the northern lights.  You’ll find miles of shoreline to look for agates, a waterfront restaurant, a historic wooden tressel bridge as well as a beautiful waterfall that is a great sight to see during spring run off.  

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Phoenix, MI 49550 US

Region: Eagle River

Approximately 6 miles north of Mohawk on US-41. Settled in 1845 by the Phoenix Copper Company of Boston, MA, its population had risen to 1,000 by 1877. Phoenix once housed churches, a schoolhouse, ...
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Phoenix, MI 49950 US

Region: Eagle River
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St. Marys Church was built in 1858 to serve the Catholic residents in the nearby mining community of Cliff, scene of the areas first major copper discovery in 1844. Services continued until 1899 w ...
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