Attractions | Area Guide

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 Events & Festivals

Key Ingredients Jul 19

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients, Friday, July 19th from 6 - 8 pm Get a Taste of Hancock with Live Music…

Aerial shot of Portage Lake Lift Bridge at sunset in fall
Beautiful sunset over the Portage Canal, lift bridge, and Hancock.

24 Hours in Hancock

Anchored to the north of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge lies Hancock, Michigan. This community upholds the Keweenaw’s Finnish-American…

Hancock Area Guide

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.    

Visitors looking for places to stay in Hancock can choose between the Ramada by Wyndham hotel and the Magnusson Copper Crown Hotel. Both properties have easy access…