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Attractions in: Houghton County, Michigan

Location: Located in Michigan's northwestern upper peninsula, on the southern coastline of Lake Superior.
Average Snowfall: 110 - 180 inches
Fall Color Season: Late September

Michigan Attractions

  • Top engineering school, Houghton's Michigan Technological University
  • Numerous abandoned mine sites along the Keweenaw Peninsula - Coppertown USA Mining Museum
  • With large amounts of snow, this destination is great for winter activities, such as snowmobiling and cross-country skiing
  • Summer months bring fishing, boating and hiking

Historic Calumet Theatre

A historic opera house built in 1900 presents a variety of theatre, music, opera and dance throughout the year. Forty-five minute guided tours are offered June through mid-October. Self-guided tours are offered year round.

Copper Country

An introduction to the fascinating story of the Copper Country & American's first mining boom. Open late May thru early October from 10 am to 5 pm. Monday thru Saturday. (Sun. 12:30 to 4 pm in July & Aug.) Adults $3.00, ages 12-18 $1.00. under 12 free, National Park Pass $2.00.

Isle Royal National Park

One of America's few island national parks offers over 165 miles of hiking trails with a variety of options for trip length and difficulty. A unique wilderness experience for visitors from mid-May thru September. Accessible only by boat or . Advance reservations required! Isle Royale National Park/ Ranger III Headquarters: 482-0984; Isle Royale Queen III: 289-4437; Rock Harbor Lodge: 337-4993 (summer), (270)773-2191 (Oct. - April).

Keweenaw Underwater Preserve

This 103 sq. mi. preserve is host to a variety of historic shipwrecks, plus the Coast Guard Cutter Mesquite. Brochures are available at the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office.

Keweenaw Water Trail

Located along Michigan's northernmost shoreline of Lake Superior, the water trail gives the paddler the opportunity to experience the many moods of the big lake along very different shorelines. Maps are available at the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce offices and by mail order.

Copperharbor Lighthouse Tour

Short boat ride takes you to one of the oldest lighthouses on Lake Superior and includes a 90 minute guided tour of the lighthouse, maritime museum & historic walking trails. 2 hour sunset cruises also available.

Cities you can visit in Houghton County, Michigan

Adams Township, Atlantic Mine, Calumet Township, Chassell Township, Copper City, Dodgeville, Dollar Bay, Duncan Township, Elm River Township, Franklin Township, Gay, Hancock, Houghton, Hubbell, Kearsarge, Laird Township, Lake Linden (part), Laurium, Nisula, Osceola Township, Painesdale, Pelkie, Portage Township, Quincy Township, Schoolcraft Township, Sidnaw, South Range, Stanton Township, Toivola,Torch Lake Township

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