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
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.