The Keweenaw Peninsula is a great destination for student groups, offering a variety of activities and attractions that will appeal to students of all ages. From exploring the many beaches and nature trails of this rugged wilderness to learning about the area's mining and lumbering history, there is something for everyone.
Lodging in the Keweenaw Peninsula is easy to find, with a variety of hotels, cabins, and campgrounds available. Many of the hotels offer student group discounts, making it possible to stay comfortably without breaking the bank. Many of the hotels in the area offer additional amenities favorable to student groups, such as continental breakfast, swimming pools, or close proximity to nearby stores, restaurants, and attractions.
Ask your hotel about student group discounts or room blocks.
The Keweenaw offers a variety of educational and outdoor activities that allow students to experience the natural beauty, history, and culture of this unique region. Educational activities include underground mine tours, visits to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, and interactive museum exhibits at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters & Visitors Center.
Explore the Keweenaw National Historical Park to learn why the Keweenaw Copper Mining Boom is an important part of Michigan history.
Outdoor activities are plentiful and offer a way for student groups to connect and learn about nature, the environment, and responsible recreation. The Keweenaw offers countless hiking trails appropriate for all skill levels. There are also many beginner to advanced mountain biking trails, and the Keweenaw Adventure Company can offer rentals and group tours. Explore the Keweenaw waterway by renting kayaks, paddleboards, or E-bikes from Portage Paddle Sports. Or grab ice cream cones at one of our local parks. During the winter months, students can go snowshoeing, ice skating at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, or tubing at Mont Ripley Ski Area.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is home to two of Michigan's State Parks, as well as two national parks. These parks offer students the opportunity to learn about and explore nature, history, and heritage.
McLain State Park is located on Lake Superior and offers a variety of activities and amenities. During the summer, visitors can enjoy hiking trails, berry picking, swimming, rockhunting, fishing, picnics, and fantastic views of the Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light. In the winter, the McLain State Park trails transition into fantastic skiing and snowshoeing trails. The park is a popular destination for viewing interesting ice formations along the shoreline. McLain State Park is a great location for hands-on learning about the environment.
McLain State Park offers a variety of recreational activities during each season.
Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order in the Keweenaw during the peak of the copper mining boom. This historic state park features a living history program during the summer so visitors can experience what life was like during the mid-1800's when the park first opened.
Isle Royale National Park is located in the heart of Lake Superior. Only accessible by boat, ferry, or seaplane, this remote national park is among one of the least visited in the United States. Camp, hike, fish, and explore one of the most breath-taking destinations in Michigan. Ranger led programs provide the opportunity to learn about wildlife, ecosystems, history, Great Lakes navigation, and more.
Isle Royale National Park is a great place to learn about different ecosystems and the environment.
The Keweenaw National Historical Park was designed to preserve and interpret the history of the region's copper mining industry. The park features over 20 unique heritage sites, stretching the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula and beyond. Heritage sites include interactive museums, underground mine tours, historic mansions, churches, theatres, and more. The park offers fantastic educational experiences for students of all ages.
The Keweenaw offers a variety of dining, catering, and takeout options. Here are a few options that would be appropriate for student groups of all ages.
Our local restaurants can provide catering services for your group event. Call in advance to discuss meal options, prices, and delivery services.