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Kayleigh
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Kayleigh White

Kayleigh is a U.P. native with a passion for the outdoors. Some of her favorite outdoor hobbies are rock collecting on the shores of Lake Superior, springtime foraging, and hiking. She is also passionate about flow arts and can be found recording technical double hula-hooping videos throughout the scenic Keweenaw Peninsula. If you are interested in seeing her latest flow arts videos, you can follow her work here: https://www.instagram.com/waywardkay/

A Brief History of Hockey in the Keweenaw

Hockey holds a significant place in Keweenaw history. As you drive into Houghton via US-41, you will see the iconic sign that reads, “Welcome to the Birthplace of Professional Hockey.” The region’s enduring love for the winter sport can be traced back through generations, with hockey becoming a…

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Jibba Jabba: Freestyle Snowboarding in Houghton

Bundle up and join us for the 2024 Jibba Jabba Rail Jam in downtown Houghton on Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 6 p.m. What is a rail jam? A rail jam is a winter event in which a special course is created with rail-like features and objects that skiers/snowboarders can perform tricks on. A unique rail jam…

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The Keweenaw's Top Historical Destinations for Winter

As winter winds sweep across the rugged landscape of the Keweenaw Peninsula, its historic destinations take on a serene and snow-covered charm. While some attractions hibernate beneath blankets of snow during the colder months, the Keweenaw doesn't cease to be a captivating canvas for those seeking…

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Insider's Guide to Attending Heikinpäivä

Heikinpäivä, a mid-winter Finnish-American celebration, returns to downtown Hancock this January. This event is planned intentionally during a quiet time of year and celebrates the Hancock and Copper Country's Finnish heritage. This lively festival reminds of us of the many ways that winter can be…

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Top Copper Harbor Winter Activities

If you seek to experience the true wonders of winter, look north to Michigan’s Copper Harbor. Winter on the Keweenaw Peninsula can intimidate some flatlanders, but many find exploring the waist-deep snowdrifts and vast white-capped wilderness intoxicating. With a charming mix of places to stay, eat…

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LOCAL WINTER GUIDE TO VISITING HOUGHTON

Houghton serves as the Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula. Located on the southern shore of the Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton’s collection of outdoor snow adventures, history, dining, and culture make the city a destination for winter enthusiasts. Here are our top recommendations for enjoying Houghton…

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Local Winter Guide to Visiting Calumet

Full of rich history dating back to the peak of the Keweenaw copper mining boom, Calumet's historic red sandstone buildings are enhanced when lake-effect snow falls. Calumet’s central location makes it a great hopping off point for countless winter activities and day trips for snowmobiling, skiing…

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Keweenaw Holiday Gift Guide

The Keweenaw Peninsula is a special place that calls to people from near and far. Shop small this holiday season and find meaningful gifts that celebrate the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. From regional flavors to art and books inspired by our heritage, we’ve put…

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Local Guide to Christmas in the Keweenaw

Updated for 2023 - See our EVENTS CALENDAR for additional event details. If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, the Keweenaw Peninsula certainly delivers. Colorful lights and merry décor line our historic streets and each community is bustling with holiday cheer. Our charming small towns are full…

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