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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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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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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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#1 – Have a Beer at Brickside Brewery

Have a Beer at Brickside Brewery Jason Robinson has a dream. He wants to brew beer for a living. And the movement he started just a few weeks ago has quickly snowballed, resulting in over $20,000 in funding for his new venture, Brickside Brewery, slated to open in Copper Harbor, MI sometime in 2012. Jason […]

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