Things To Do
There is much to see and do on the Keweenaw Peninsula. In addition to exploring the history of copper mining, numerous recreational opportunities are available in the area. In the summer hiking, canoeing, kayaking fishing, camping and biking are popular activities. During the winter, the normally abundant snowfall make this a prime area for snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. For information on area attractions and activities visit the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
During the summer, National Park Service staff provide guided interpretive programs in both the Calumet and Quincy Units. Check the current edition of the park newspaper for programs, locations and times.
The park's partners, known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites, offer a wide range of activities including museums, mine tours, theatrical performances or hiking and camping. The heritage sites are a collection of public and private entities. They are independently operated and should be contacted directly for information and schedules.
Did You Know?
Smelting is the process of heating processed copper ore to the melting point so that it can then be cast into ingots.