Founded in 1859 by the Quincy Mine Company, Hancock lays claim to the title of Michigan's northern-most city. Resting on the north shore of the Portage Canal, visitors will discover a quaint downtown with locally owned restaurants, plenty of water access and abundant outdoor activities. Home to Finlandia University and the Finnish-American Heritage Center, the Maasto-Hiitho and Churning Rapids all-season trail system, Mont Ripley Ski Hill and Hancock Beach Park and Campground, Hancock offers visitors a chance to experience the Keweenaw's natural beauty and history.
Hancock's historic downtown houses local shops, the Copper Country Community Art Center, and several local restaurants. Be sure to grab a pasty at Kaleva Cafe or try a slice of Detroit-style pizza at Milly's to fuel up for your outdoor explorations. Or go deep underground at the Quincy Mine to explore life as early 1900s copper miner.