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#16 – Hike Bare Bluff

Rising abruptly from the shoreline of Lake Superior, Bare Bluff is the most prominent landmark of the Keweenaw’s south shore. At a peak height of nearly 600 feet above the water, The “Russell and Miriam Grinnell Memorial Nature Sanctuary at Bare Bluff” is one of the Keweenaw’s most scenic hikes. With no disrespect to the […]

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#14 – Fall in Love with the Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore

It’s tough to imagine a better coffee shop than the Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising. Yes, really. I’ve lived in Australia, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Madison, WI. And I like coffee shops. I’ve been to lots. And holy crap, this is a good one! They’ve got over 30,000 new, used, and rare […]

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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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Pine Mountain Steps

#5 – Climb 500 Concrete Stairs at Pine Mountain

The Pine Mountain Stairs Hiking up the 500 concrete stairs that ascend Pine Mountain is a definitely a test of your physical ability. Your legs will burn. Your lungs will heave. You will have to stop, probably more than once, to catch your breath. And when you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with […]

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#3 – Hike Piers Gorge

The Piers Gorge Hiking Trail I just got back from a two-hour hike at Piers Gorge, and man… what a place. The Gorge is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in the world, not just in the U.P. Yes, really. I arrived to an empty parking lot. A few weeks ago on a holiday […]

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Jampot Jams

#2 – Snag a Slice of Heaven at the Jampot

The Jampot – A Unique Bakery in the Keweenaw My wife and I had each heard rave reviews from friends about The Jampot prior to our trip to the Keweenaw, but no one could remember exactly where it was or what it was called. And we’d heard that monks ran the place. Monks! That right there made […]

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