Sports & Recreation

Plan your Adventure

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. 

Mountain Biking

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.

Family preparing for bike ride in front of Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
The Keweenaw has biking trails suitable for all skill levels. The "Back 9" trails at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge were designed with kids in mind and enable everyone to ride their bikes and improve their skills.


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

ATV & Side-by-Sides

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. 

Side-by-side on ATV trail with birch trees in background.
The Keweenaw ATV Trails wind through beautiful wooded areas and connect small towns throughout the region.


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.

Four kayakers on a sunset paddle
Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board and explore the Keweenaw by water.

ATV & Trails

You’ve got a full fuel tank and your tire pressure is just right.  So which of the Keweenaw’s 160 miles of trail are you…

Mountain Biking

Welcome to the home of the best mountain biking in the Midwest! The Keweenaw offers a huge variety of trails, from beginners looking for…


Golf and recreation in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.

Disc Golf

Disc golf is becoming more popular and many people are surprised the Keweenaw offers several different courses located in beautiful…


The Keweenaw Water Trail is a designated route established in 1995 for paddlers of sea kayaks and canoes. Nicknamed “A Superior…


Northern Houghton & Keweenaw Counties have many inland lakes well-known for their good fishing, from Emily Lake in the Twin Lakes…

The Keweenaw offers a variety of lodging accommodations to meet our visitors’ needs. Why not stay in the home of a former copper baron?  Or perhaps a…