Getting Around

Getting around the Keweenaw is part of the fun.  While most visitors arrive by personal vehicle, there are public transportation options, particularly around Houghton and Hancock. Of course, you can always rent a side-by-side (or a sled in the winter) and take advantage of 200+ miles of motorized trails to get to your favorite spots. Or if you’re heading to the Big Island (Isle Royale), you’ll be needing a seaplane or ferry.   


  • Hancock Public Transit – Hancock Public Transit is an on-demand bus service that provides an easy, inexpensive, and convenient way to get around Houghton and Hancock. They will pick you up or take you anywhere you need within city limits. Call (906) 482-3450 for a ride!
  • Houghton Public Transit – Houghton Public Transit offers flex routes with several convenient stops throughout the city of Houghton. On-demand pick-up is also available and can be used for rides within and outside of Houghton city limits. Call (906) 482-6092 to schedule a ride.
  • Copper Country Limo and Taxi – Copper Country Limo & Taxi operates out of Hancock and offers professional and prompt service. Call (906) 370-4761 to get a ride!
  • A2B Transportation runs out of Calumet and serves Calumet, Lake Linden, Hancock, and Houghton areas. Call (906) 369-4041 for a ride.
  • Keweenaw Adventure Co. Shuttle Service – Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor offers bike shuttles, point-to-point shuttles, airport pick-up/drop-off, and shuttle services for special events. Learn more here or call (906) 289-4303 to make arrangements.
  • Lyft – Lyft is available in our area (No Uber). Get a ride! 
  • Zipcar – Zipcar operates out of Houghton with multiple vehicles parked on Michigan Tech’s campus. This is a great way to get around and see some sights. Find a car now!
  • Car Rental – Car rentals provided by National/ Alamo are available at Houghton County Airport. Call (906) 482-6655 or stop by the counter at the CMX airport.  


Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Keweenaw as you pedal through rich forests, paddle along the rugged shores of Lake Superior, and explore on foot. Bicycles and manually propelled watercraft offer the most environmentally friendly form of transportation and allow visitors the opportunity to access even more remote destinations in the peninsula. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own equipment, as there are several businesses throughout the Keweenaw that offer professional equipment rentals suited for all types of adventure.  

Kayakers paddling under a rock arch in lake superior

Sea kayaks give visitors the opportunity to explore the rugged shores of the Keweenaw up close. Sea Kayaks are available for rent at the Keweenaw Adventure Company in Copper Harbor.


  • Downwind Sports – Downwind Sports has everything you need for great adventures in the north woods. They have everything from technical clothing and equipment to rental gear available for day outings. Stop by Downwind for cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. 
  • Michigan Tech Recreation  Michigan Tech offers a variety of equipment rentals to help adventure-seekers explore more. Their Outdoor Adventure Program offers everything from camping gear and bikes to winter gear, kayaks, and canoes.
  • Portage Paddle Sports  Conveniently located along the Portage Canal, Portage Paddle Sports specializes in providing equipment for watersports. You can find them at Ray Kestner Park in Houghton or at Hancock Beach in Hancock. Their rentals include kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, Aqua Lily Pads, and more! 


  • Cross Country Sports   This is the Keweenaw’s largest bike shop! Cross Country Sports will outfit you with bikes, cross country skis, snowshoes, and even essential clothing and accessories for your adventure. This family-owned business offers expert service and local knowledge.


  • Keweenaw Mountain Lodge  Get outside at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge! Stop by their Outdoor Activity Center for cross country ski or snowshoe rentals.
  • Keweenaw Adventure Company  This is Copper Harbor’s hub for human-powered recreation. Rent sea kayaks, mountain bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and other essential gear. Keweenaw Adventure Co. also offers classes and tours! 


Explore 160 miles of summer trails and 230 miles of winter trails by side-by-side and snowmobile! Picturesque trails wind through pine forests and along Lake Superior shoreline, offering scenic vistas and access to the Keweenaw’s hidden natural wonders. The Keweenaw Waterway and inland lakes also offer unique views and excellent fishing opportunities. 

An orange side-by-side cruises down Keweenaw ATV trails.

Hit the Keweenaw ATV Trails and explore the Keweenaw’s hidden gems. ATVs and side-by-sides are a great way to get around in the summer!


  • M&M Powersports –  Hancock is a great place to hit the snowmobile or ATV trail, and M&M Power Sports will equip you with a ride. They also offer pontoons which are perfect for a leisurely day on the Keweenaw Waterway.
  • Dan’s Recreation  Dan’s Recreation is conveniently located right by the snowmobile trail and has a fleet of sleds ready for your Keweenaw snowmobiling adventure!


  • Copper Country Rentals  Here you will find the Keweenaw’s largest fleet of snowmobiles available for rent. Copper Country Rentals also offers ATV, jet ski, fishing boat, and pontoon rentals during the summer. Expert service and well-maintained rentals will make your experience great.

There’s so much to see and experience when visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula! Here’s our library of Keweenaw area visitors guides and trail maps to make…