Tucked away in the northern reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Keweenaw is home to communities full of personality and steeped in history with easy access to outdoor experiences and the fresh waters of Lake Superior. Travelers will discover numerous places to visit brimming with small-town charm, friendly people, and year-round trail systems.
Head to Houghton and Hancock if you're looking for "the big city" experience the ample dining options, small boutiques and plenty of places to stay. But if slow living is more your speed, head further north to the cottage communities of Eagle River, Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor. Lying on Superior's coast, these towns are havens for those seeking to disconnect and unwind. Need a splash of history? Checkout Calumet and Laurium where copper barons made their fortunes.
As you explore the Keweenaw and its small towns, take it slow. Some of the most beloved destinations are hidden gems that can only be discovered at less than 55 mph.