Nearby Attractions

Hungarian Falls near Lake Linden has drawn visitors with its scenic setting through the ages.
Hungarian Falls near Lake Linden, along with the many other scenic features of the Keweenaw Peninsula, draws many visitors.

NPS Photo, Dan Johnson.

 

Michigan's western Upper Peninsula and nearby northern Wisconsin have a wealth of scenic and historic sites. There are also many opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, backpacking, bird watching, fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, mountain and road biking, auto touring, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing.

For more information on area attractions contact the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau. Listed below are some of the nearby state and national public lands.

 
The Rock Harbor Lighthouse greets visitors to Isle Royale National Park arriving on the Ranger III.
Isle Royale National Park
Isle Royale’s physical isolation and primitive wilderness challenged human use for centuries; ironically, today they have become the island’s main attractions. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this island park through hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring its rugged coast, or venturing into the depths of its shipwrecks.
 
An arch along the Lake Superior shoreline in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Click here to visit their website.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. The Lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes.

 
Click here to visit the website for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Located at the northern most tip of Wisconsin, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a land of pine and hemlock; eagle and bear. It is the ancestral home of the Ojibwe people with the nation's finest collection of historic lighthouses and newest wilderness area. The 12-mile mainland unit and 21 islands include more than 154 miles of shoreline, a paradise for campers, boaters, and kayakers.
 
Numerous lakes enhance the scenery and recreation in the Ottawa National Forest. Click here to visit their website.
Ottawa National Forest
The almost one million acres of the Ottawa National Forest are located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It extends from the south shore of Lake Superior down to Wisconsin and the Nicolet National Forest. The area is rich in wildlife viewing opportunities; topography in the northern portion is the most dramatic with breathtaking views of rolling hills dotted with lakes, rivers and spectacular waterfalls.
 
The 1866 lightouse at Copper Harbor is now part of Fort Wilkins State Park. Click here to visit their website.
Fort Wilkins State Park
Located on Lake Superior nearly 600 miles northwest of Detroit, Fort Wilkins was an active U.S. Army post built in 1844 to keep the peace in Michigan's Copper Country. Today, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th-century army life on the northern frontier.

The site also includes the Copper Harbor Lighthouse with a restored 1848 lightkeeper's dwelling, 1866 lighthouse, 1933 steel light tower and interpretive trails.
 
McLain State park provides access to both sandy and rocky stretches of Lake Superior shoreline.

McLain State Park
McLain State Park is situated in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula on beautiful Lake Superior and is centrally located between the cities of Calumet and Hancock. The park offers two miles of sand beach on Lake Superior. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities in the park: fishing, windsurfing, berry picking, beachcombing, rock hounding, sight-seeing and hunting.

 
Lake of the Clouds is one of the scenic spots in the Porcupine Mountains. Click here to visit their website.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Covering 60,000 acres, Michigan's largest state park is located 15 miles west of Ontonagon in the Upper Peninsula. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, Lake Superior shoreline and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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