Archive | August, 2011
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

#13 – Step into the 19th Century at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

I thought our stop at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse was going to be “just another lighthouse tour.” It turned out to be an unexpected surprise. It’s a well-kept lighthouse, decked out with many of the things you’d expect to find in the 19th century (a phonograph, books… etc.) but this place has appeal beyond the […]

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Bell Vista Motel Sign

#12 – Stay At The Bella Vista Motel & Cottages in Copper Harbor

If you’re looking for a budget friendly way to experience the tip of the Keweenaw while still getting a quality room, I’d start at the Bella Vista Motel in Copper Harbor. It’s right next to the Isle Royale Ferry and walking distance from everywhere in town. And although US 41 cuts through the heart of […]

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Estivant Pines Huge Maple

#11 – The Estivant Pines – Some of the Largest Trees in the Midwest!

The Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary The Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary is a short drive from downtown Copper Harbor, up a road that can be rough at times but not so rough that you’d need four wheel drive. I’d heard it’s a “must see” and, though we were ready to drive back to Iron Mountain after […]

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Sable Falls tumbles 75 feet over several cliffs!

#10 – Check Out Sable Falls

Sable Falls could just be the most underrated waterfall in the Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls gets all the glory, but Sable Falls is just as worthy of your time. Some of that could be attributed to guide books warning people that the road to the falls is unpaved and bumpy. And while that used to be the […]

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Rock Dam Sign

#9 – “Get Lost” at Rock Dam

Albert Einstein said “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’s relativity.” Well I’ve got a new one for you. Drive five miles out of Iron Mountain, hike a few steps up […]

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Brown Fisheries Fish House

#8 – Eat Fresh at Brown Fisheries Fish House

Do a Google search for “Brown Fisheries Fish House” and you’ll find five star ratings from sites like Urbanspoon, Yelp and TripAdvisor. They’ve also been written up in The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press and various other national publications. Not bad for a little family owned restaurant in Paradise, Michigan. The fish Brown’s serves […]

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