Copper Country Trail

National Scenic BywayMichigan

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  • Copper Harbor Lighthouse

    Waves crash against the shore near Copper Harbor Lighthouse Complex, part of the Fort Wilkins State Historic Park.

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  • Hanka Homestead

    Log buildings from the 1920s sit on the lawn of a Finnish farmstead.

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  • Skippin' Rocks on Lake Superior

    A young boy stands ready to skip a rock on Lake Superior.

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  • Historic Buildings

    The former Calumet and Hecla Mining Offices.

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  • Lake and Dock

    A few sailboats are tied up to the dock on one of the many lakes found in the Copper Country.

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  • Calumet Theatre

    Built in 1900, this historic opera house is open year-round and provides theater, music, opera, and dance.

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  • Fall Foliage

    Fall foliage shouts out to the guest on the Copper Country Trail

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  • Lake Medora

    A typically spectacular fall view along the Copper Country Trail.

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  • Copper Harbor Sunset

    A few boats maximize the view during this splendid sunset over Copper Harbor.

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  • Lake Superior Shoreline

    These shorelines offer swimming, picnicking, and exploring.

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  • Snow Chart

    Copper Country snow chart.

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  • Brockway Mountain Drive

    This 9.5 mile drive is considered one of the most scenic drives in the U.S. Views from the top of Brockway Mountain Drive include the tip of the Copper Country and spectacular Lake superior vistas.

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  • Historic Tamarack Miners

    Miners pose with lunch pails in hand on a mine rock pile outside of the Tamarack mineshaft.

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  • Scenic M-26 to Copper Harbor

    This lakeshore route has many views of Lake Superior, beaches, and rugged rock formations.

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  • Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museum

    The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse was commissioned in 1851. Three museums on site include the Maritime Museum, Keweenaw Mining Museum, and Keweenaw Commercial Fishing Museum

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  • Victorian Hall

    Formally known as the Norman McDonald house (1906). Mr. McDonald was a drugest and large investor in the Calumet and Arizona Mining company. The home has seven bedrooms, seven fireplaces, and a ballroom. Currently the home is a privately owned bed & breakfast.

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  • Eagle River

    This wooden Bridge spans the Eagle River.

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  • Copper Harbor

    A man lingers at a gift shop in Copper Harbor.

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  • Silver River Falls Sign

    Silver River Falls is located east of Eagle Harbor. This is an example of the common rustic signage found at visitor attractions, roadside parks, etc.

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  • Abandoned Copper Mine

    In the distance you can see the red roof of an abandoned copper mine. In the foreground is a green marsh.

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  • Sign at the Coppertown U.S.A. Mining Museum

    White letters jump off the sign, proclaiming this place the Keweenaw National Historical Park.

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  • Quincy #2 Shafthouse and Hoist House

    The #2 Shafthouse (left) and the Hoist House (right) are the Quincy Mine Company's main features. The steam hoist, still located inside, is the largest steam hoist in the world.

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  • Calumet & Hecla Warehouse Number 1

    The sun peeks through rolling clouds to shine on the red bricks of Calumet & Hecla Warehouse Number 1.

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  • Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

    The red and white lighthouse towers above a museum on top of a small cliff, leading down to the water.

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  • Portage Lake Lift Bridge

    The widest and heaviest double-decker bridge in the world acts as the gateway to the Copper Country Trail. The blue and white Portage Lake Life Bridge spans the lake to give visitors a great view of the lake.

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  • Fort Wilkins State Park

    Built in 1844, this 19th century military post provided order on the Keweenaw frontier. The fort has been restored and has museum exhibits and period interpretation. The Park is open mid-May to mid-October.

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  • Quincy Mine Hoist and Shafthouse

    The hoist was built in 1918 and is the world's largest steam hoist. The site includes underground mine tours, tours of the grounds, displays of authentic mining equipment, and a tram ride.

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  • Phoenix Church

    The white, spired church sits by the side of the road.

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  • Historic Calumet Theater

    Located in downtown Calumet, the Calumet Theater combines yellow and red bricks in stunning harmony.

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