Keweenaw County

Population:2,301 (15th)
Pop. Density:4.25 people/sq. mile (15th)
Land Area:541 sq. miles (15th)
Water Area:5,425 sq. miles (1st)
County Seat:Eagle River
Towns:Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Mohawk, Allouez
Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

Know your Upper Peninsula Highways

The Upper Peninsula is full of unique roadways offering scenic views. Some sections are straight as an arrow (lookin’ at you Seney Stretch), one is the longest state highway in Michigan, another is the only state highway in the United States not to allow cars (I’m sure you can guess which). It’s als... Read more

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

A Bird's-Eye View of the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a vast region. By the way, did you know that the Upper Peninsula is wider than the Lower Peninsula is tall? I love exploring Google Maps and finding aerial views of my favorite places in the Upper Peninsula as well as the rest of the world. Here are my top findings from... Read more

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

Population and Geography of the Upper Peninsula

320,000 People Approximately 3% of the Michigan Approximately 0.1% of the United States Population density of 19 people/sq. mile 10 Largest Cities Marquette (~19,661 people) Sault Ste. Marie (16,542) Escanaba (13,140) Menominee (9,131) Iron Mountain (8,154) Houghton (7,134) Ishpeming (6,... Read more

Gravity Fed: Mountain Bike Shuttles in Copper Harbor

Gravity Fed: Mountain Bike Shuttles in Copper Harbor

Destination mountain bike trails weave through the terrain of the Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw itself hosts over 100 miles of sweet singletrack trails for riders of all skill levels. Copper Harbor and Marquette have each been deemed a Ride Center destination from the International Mountain Bicyclin... Read more

Kiteboarding: Catching On and Catching Air in the Keweenaw

Kiteboarding: Catching On and Catching Air in the Keweenaw

Kiteboarding is making its way to the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior. Off the shores of McLain State Park in Hancock, to Keystone Bay near Copper Harbor, kitesurfing and kiteboarding are on a roll. This past winter, the locals in Copper Harbor hosted their first annual Superior Gales Kitefest,... Read more

Ken Block vs. The Keweenaw Peninsula

Ken Block vs. The Keweenaw Peninsula

This video shows highlights of Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino testing in the Upper Peninsula leading up to this weekends annual Lake Superior Performance Rally. The race kicks off today and goes through the weekend. If you’re looking for an adventure get out there and watch. Cheer on for Keweenaw loca... Read more

FinnFest USA 2013 Begins Today

FinnFest USA 2013 Begins Today

There are a lot of reasons why the FinnFest USA 2013 organizing committee started planning three years ago. The 5-day event which takes place in the Copper Country from June 19-23 is more than just a fun celebration. It’s a cultural phenomenon, it’s a lifeline and it’s coming home, for some. That’s ... Read more

Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula

Depending on where your source there are about 12-15 lighthouses in the entire country that double as a bed and breakfast. Two are in the Upper Peninsula. Having two of these right in the Upper Peninsula is incredible. Of course these re fresh water lighthouses, where as most of the other lighthouse... Read more

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

The genesis of the Kuparisaari Triathlon

This guest blog post was written by Bobb Haase and came my way via Megan Killian. The knob in the photo is called Bare Bluff, which is part of the course. Bob Haase and his wife, Jan, started the Copperman Triathlon in Copper Harbor in 1992 and have since passed along these duties to other organizat... Read more