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Things to do in Keweenaw County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
BBQ Joint
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“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“We camp here annually every summer with our extended family and our kids think summer is complete once we have that vacation! There are beaches for swimming, break walls for climbing, trails for running/biking/hiking, and places to visit and enjoy being on the shore of Lake Superior.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
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“German themed restaurant and bar on Lake Superior’s shores where if your timing is right you may witness the staff doing the can-can dance to welcome the isle royal queen islanders. Reservations recommended!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Historic Venue where you can occasionally catch live music, a play, or a movie. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“In season, you can enjoy jams and booze soaked breads made by monks. Their goods are worth every penny.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“As long as you're not on a time frame, the Michigan House is a great option for dining in Calumet. The Michigan House burger or club wrap are delicious options; the fries are cut potatoes and to die for.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“Hosts a great race in the spring called the Great Bear Chase and is a laid back place to nordic ski with well-groomed trails and loops suited from the beginner to expert. Scenic and peaceful!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Some of the top rated Extreme back country skiing & snowboarding in the Midwest w/ over 625 acres of ski-able area. Average snowfall is about 273 inches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Head to Finger Point lookout for a great view of Lake Superior and its islands (5.5 km). Or take the loop trail to High Falls (2.5 km). You can sit right next to the falls, making it the coolest waterfall trail ever. (You can only sit next to the falls from the Canadian side.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is another favorite of ours for breakfast (an egg sandwich on a Asiago bagel) or lunch (soup or chicken salad sandwich on a bagel). If you can snag one of their Raspberry turnovers, you will not be disappointed. Maybe we will even run into each other!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is a 700 acre state park with 159 modern campsites, a mini cabin, a camper cabin, six miles of hiking and biking trails, 1.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and 3 miles of Lake Fanny Hoe shoreline. The park contains the Fort Wilkins Historic Complex, which was once an active U.S. Army post built to keep the peace in Michigan’s Copper Country. Begun in 1844 and abandoned just two years later, the fort was briefly regarrisoned in the late 1860’s. Today, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. www.michigan.gov/historicfortwilkins ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“This place also does adventure tours in the summer - kayaking, biking, and hiking. It is a system of yurts and now has a bar and grill. You can buy day passes to their outdoor Nordic Spa replete with a sauna, steam room, cold pool and hot tub. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This is a hike in off the beaten path, but the views are worth the effort! Enjoy a little piece of our Keweenaw - fall is particularly beautiful.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“It's dark and there's stained glass to peer at over your drink of choice during a blizzard in this old Calumet town paved with bricks. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Board Shop
“Need to rent snowshoes, skis, or other winter gear? Check them out! Rick and Lorri are true professionals. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Best grocery store in town. If you want better prices Walmart in Houghton is an option. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“Great views, craft beer and whiskey bar, bbq and reasonable prices. Call for reservations on weekends especially as it does get busy. Fourth of July celebration with music and fireworks at this Lake Superior beachfront spot as an alternative to Copper Harbors festivities.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lodging
“German themed restaurant and bar on Lake Superior’s shores where if your timing is right you may witness the staff doing the can-can dance to welcome the isle royal queen islanders. Reservations recommended!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“In season, you can enjoy jams and booze soaked breads made by monks. Their goods are worth every penny.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is another favorite of ours for breakfast (an egg sandwich on a Asiago bagel) or lunch (soup or chicken salad sandwich on a bagel). If you can snag one of their Raspberry turnovers, you will not be disappointed. Maybe we will even run into each other!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“If its your birthday, be sure to stop in to get your free Birthday Meal! The hut has been a local favorite for years - their large portions and reliable food keeps us coming back again and again.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect place for Mexican Food and margueritas! Opens for lunch and Dinner. Snowmobile accessible.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This beautiful place, in Lac La Belle, is close to our big ski area. It is right on the water, and very beautiful all seasons, but esp. in the fall. The food is delicious, and something for everyone on the menu. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“It's not a "gay" bar per se, but it's a friendly watering hole in the one and only Gay, Michigan. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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