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Amanda Makela
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Amanda Makela

Visit Keweenaw's Content Manager and Keweenaw-based filmmaker, Amanda Makela directs her skills and time to local community development and telling the stories that run deep in Michigan’s farthest north.  You’ll find Amanda and her crew swimming at Misery Bay or diving deep in the local food scene!

24 Hours in Historic Calumet

If you’re looking to really delve into Copper Country energy, there is no better place to spend your day than in Calumet, Michigan! The Jacobsville sandstone architecture radiates with history and the booming entrepreneurial spirit of the Copper Country days lives on in the thriving small businesses…

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24 Hours in Copper Harbor

Heading to the tip of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula requires no less than a full day exploring Michigan’s northern-most community of Copper Harbor. From the scenic drives, awe inspiring nature, and good eats – there’s so much to be accomplished with just 24 hours in Copper Harbor! THIMBLEBERRY…

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24 Hours in Houghton

So you’ve found yourself in Houghton for a day – lucky you! Whether you’re dropping off your Tech student, or making the town your basecamp of Upper Peninsula adventures, the bustling community of Houghton, Michigan has many ways to enrich your travels. This list will stack the next 24 hours, but…

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7 REASONS TO EXPLORE CHASSELL

Famous for bountiful strawberry harvests and berry-themed celebrations, the charming community of Chassell is a hub of outdoor fun, food, and historical pursuits! For many who make their pilgrimage to the Keweenaw, Chassell is a welcomed sign that they’ve made it to the promised land. But don’t…

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HUSKY MEMORIES: MICH TECH ALUMNI REUNION BUCKET LIST

Trudging through epic morning snowstorms to make class and late-night study sessions aren’t the only experiences Husky grads share. In preparation for Michigan Technological University Alumni Reunion Weekend, we’ve created a guide to waltz down memory lane. STROLL THROUGH MTU’S CAMPUS These summer…

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EXPLORE THE KEWEENAW LIKE CHEF GORDON RAMSAY

In National Geographic’s: Uncharted “Michigan’s Yooper Cuisine”, we witnessed famous chef Gordon Ramsay explore the Keweenaw Peninsula as he pursued Upper Peninsula culinary ingredients. Inspired by Ramsay’s quest to become a true yooper, here are our recommendations on visiting the Keweenaw like a…

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YOUR SUMMERTIME GUIDE TO ENJOYING DREAMLAND AND BEYOND

LIKE A DREAM In 1913, a Canadian immigrant named Norbert Sarazin put down roots in Bootjack, Michigan. In this remote Keweenaw gem, Norbert built a resort that catered to loggers too weary to travel home. Originally named Dreamland Hotel, the Dreamland Restaurant & Bar has lived up to its name as an…

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