Travel in the Keweenaw Peninsula

The Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is full of rich natural beauty, history, and culture that makes it a wonderful family friendly vacation destination.

Visitors enjoy walking through the Churning Rapids, part of the Keweenaw Land Trust, through the parks in the city of Hancock, gazing at the bountiful hardwood forests and great vistas. 

If you are looking for an evening of entertainment, you will definitely want to check out what is playing at the Calumet Theatre. This historic theatre opened in 1900 and has hosted luminaries such as Lon Chaney Sr. and Jason Robards, in addition to local high school productions and movies. 

If you are going to be checking out the fall colors in the area this October, you might want to plan to be there for the Red Jacket Jamboree, billed as an "old-time radio variety show." 

Perhaps your family enjoys history a bit on the eerie side, the Keweenaw Peninsula has a variety of ghost towns including one of the nicest sounding ghost towns: Craig the Ghost Town

You will definitely want to plan to spend at least two days in the area to get a sense of the place. The hills and waterfalls, the small towns, the history of the copper mining and the Finnish immigrants who provided so much rich culture to the area. And of course to eat a delicious pasty and drink a thick cup of UP coffee. 

A great resource to the area is the Keweenaw Michigan website. This is one of the best regional website that I have seen and is a great way to get a feel for the area. Even if you can't make it up to the Keweenaw this fall, check out the website to start dreaming of your trip next summer!