The Keweenaw Peninsula’s collection of vast wilderness, ancient mountain ridges, and rugged Lake Superior shorelines call visitors year round seeking unique outdoor sports and recreation experiences. Ride for miles through a bygone era’s mining ruins hidden among dense forests. Sneak in a round of golf with mountain views. Or cast a line in a secluded lake where catching a fish takes a close second to a brilliant Superior sunset.
The Keweenaw has nearly 100 miles of singletrack to ride with trails suitable for all skill levels. The Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trail System has nearly 40 miles of singletrack weaving through forests, atop mountains and along coastlines. But visitors can also explore trails located in Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Chassell and Greenland.
Head out to the Big Lake or find a secluded one inland to try your hand at catching your dinner. Lake Superior’s cool, deep waters offer anglers an opportunity to catch whitefish, lake trout, walleye and more. Numerous inland lakes are sprinkled throughout the Keweenaw that allow for small boat and shore fishing. Need a little advice? Connect with a knowledgeable, local charter fishing service.
With more than 200 miles of continuous summer ATV trails, riders can explore from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor without ever leaving the trail. Following the area's former rail lines, these trails pass through the Keweenaw’s collection of small towns and wilderness areas. The trails also allow riders access to some of the Keweenaw’s more remote locations like High Rock Bay and Fish Cove. Need a ride? Be sure to check out our collection of ATV and SxS rentals.
Gets some much-needed tee time at one of the Keweenaw’s golf courses. Enjoy the views of Brockway Mountain while playing the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s nine-hole course located in scenic Copper Harbor. Or hit the links just outside of Houghton at Michigan Technological University’s Portage Lake Golf Course which offers 18 holes on 1,000 acres. Additional courses can be found in Calumet and Twin Lakes.
There’s no better way to experience the Keweenaw than by water. Grab a paddle and explore the area’s rugged coastline or pick a calm inland lake like Lake Medora to enjoy the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. Looking for something a little more cosmopolitan? Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board and cruise the Keweenaw Waterway between Houghton and Hancock where you can explore the downtown waterfronts with plenty of nearby dining options.