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The Keweenaw Peninsula

When it comes to the Keweenaw Peninsula, you can think globally. It's a feature unique to our globe, a rugged peninsula that juts into the largest freshwater lake in the world. It's here you'll find rare plants in boreal forests and bogs, thimbleberries and sand dunes, black bears and white-tailed deer, blizzards and northern lights and, measuring in at more than a billion years, some of the oldest exposed bedrock on the planet.

The region's cultural history contributes to its uniqueness. Relics from the copper mining days, unique architecture that reflects the climate and the heritage of the immigrant population that worked in the mines, small family farms, and commercial fishing communities help form the rich texture of the area.

Recreation is an important part of living in the region. Rock hounding, skiing and snowshoeing, berry picking, hiking, bird watching, walking on the beaches, and a simpler, slower pace contribute to the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula. Tourists spend millions of dollars in the region each year to experience the Keweenaw Peninsula.

 
 

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