Getting Here

While every visit to the Keweenaw is an adventure, getting here doesn’t have to be. 


Road warriors can follow US-41 or M-26 north to reach the Keweenaw Peninsula. If you’re coming up by way of US-41, know that this road begins in Copper Harbor and ends in Miami, FL (not the other way around). Pro Tip: Make sure to have a map handy, as some areas may not have cellphone coverage as you make your way up. 

Drive Times to Houghton

  • 4 hours from Green Bay
  • 5 hours from Mackinac City (or The Bridge)
  • 6 hours from Traverse City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, or Madison;
  • 8 hours from Chicago
  • 9 hours from Detroit and Ann Arbor.


Indian Trails Bus system connects the Keweenaw to many major cities throughout Michigan and bordering states. This way you can enjoy the scenic views or take a nap (or both).  


Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) is Michigan’s northernmost airport and is based just outside of Hancock, MI north of the Keweenaw Waterway. Passenger air service is provided by United Airlines via SkyWest Airlines with two daily non-stop flights to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Car rental service is available at CMX via National/Alamo rental service.  

Tens of thousands of immigrants from Finland, Cornwall and other European countries “went West” to Michigan’s northernmost peninsula to seek their…