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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 MICHIGAN TECH WINTER CARNIVAL

In a place that regularly averages over 200 inches of snow a year, playing in the snow has become a skill that the Keweenaw has honed to utter perfection. Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, full of snow and ice sculptures, music, and outdoor sports, celebrates the incredible…

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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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EMBRACE YOUR WINTER SPIRIT

While summer and fall are popular times of year to visit the Keweenaw, it’s the winter season that truly defines this magical place. Beginning as early as late October, successive layers of powdery snow begin to blanket the landscape. The result is a breathtaking winter wonderland where evergreen…

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