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Ontonagon County-Keweenaw Peninsula day trips

Explore the Porcupine Mountains, Ontonagon County and the Keweenaw Peninsula. This scenic area of the Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula is home to boundless natural beauty, intriguing local history and countless options for recreation. Learn more with the following itineraries.

Outdoors: Explore the western Upper Peninsula’s outstanding recreational options, from hiking the vast Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park to paddling the Keweenaw’s Portage Lake, which separates the cities of Houghton and Hancock.

History: Ontonagon County and the Keweenaw are home to some fascinating historic finds. Explore what life was like for early settlers at the Chassel Heritage Museum or tour a historic lighthouse on the shores of Lake Superior.

Mining adventures: Discover why the Keweenaw Peninsula is know as “Copper Country” at educational sites like the Quincy Mine complex in Hancock. Or, if you’re a little more daring, try fully immersive Miner’s Tour at Adventure Mine in Greenland.

Lake Superior: Intrepid explorers can find beaches, scenic paddling adventures and more on the shores and in the waters of the greatest of the Great Lakes.

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