Though it may first appear as an out-of-the-way village nestled along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet was the heart of the region during copper mining’s heyday.
Download a copy of the Downtown Calumet Self-Guided Walking Tour booklet. Copies will also be available for purchase in the future from the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Did You Know?
During the ice ages, glaciers ripped chunks of copper away from exposed rock outcrops and then carried the copper sometimes long distances before depositing them. These loose pieces are referred to as float copper.