Fall color season in the Keweenaw is one of the best-kept secrets of the Upper Midwest. The hills come alive with bold and brilliant color created by the special mix of sugar maples, birch and oaks of the northern forests. Fall brings warm days, cool nights and spectacular color alongside brilliant blue skies and majestic Lake Superior.
Late September to mid-October is an excellent time to tour the Keweenaw and enjoy the roads that wind through the colorful landscape. Brockway Mountain Drive is a definite must see. You can also get right into the midst of the color along one of the many hike or bike trails located on the Keweenaw.
Aurora Borealis – “It is a little known fact that the Keweenaw is the premier location in the lower 48 states to view the aurora year round”, according to Roger Laitinen of www.keweenawimage.com/aurora.html. Impressive arrays of northern lights are often visible in our star-filled skies because of our latitude, lack of light pollution and the Lake Superior background.