Leave No Trace
The historic sites and landscapes of Keweenaw National Historical Park are special places that tell part of the story of our past. What may appear as "junk" left over by the mines are now considered artifacts and provide clues to how these places operated. Though the amount of this material may at first appear large, these irreplaceable cultural resources continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Please be aware and practice Leave No Trace principles when you visit these sites. For more information on visiting and protecting Keweenaw National Historical Park call (906) 337-3168.
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What you Find
Minimize Impact of Fire
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace visit their website www.lnt.org or call 1-800-332-4100.
Did You Know?
Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.