Copper Harbor Travel Guide
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor One Room Schoolhouse
Rock Harbor Lodge
Copper Harbor reaches from west to east.
A beautiful view of Lake Superior , history, and that great German restaurant.
Can be a little touristy during the summer months
In a nutshell
Pristine, untouched, secluded, beautiful, relaxing, a place worth the time it takes to get there.
A Boat Ride and a Lighthouse
The Copper Harbor Lighthouse has marked the entrance to this harbor since 1849. This was one of the first lighthouses authorized by Congress to be constructed on Lake Superior after the discovery of copper put new demands on Lake Superior shipping. Government light keepers...
Hike to the Shore of Lake Superior
From the Copper Harbor Marina take the short hiking trail that comes off of the parking lot there. It is a pleasant walk that will take you along Hunter’s Point to the shores of Lake Superior and to the rocky, Agate Beach. Hunter’s Point can be found in the west end of the...
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
2 Reviews and 32 Opinions Kewaunaw County Park is a first class resort. Created during as a way to revive the econonmy as the...
Harbor Haus: Great German and American Food
We really love the Harbor Haus Restaurant on Lake Superior in Copper Harbor and always eat here if we anchor in the harbor after a cruise across Lake Superior, as well as when we drive up for the day. If you arrive by your own boat, the restaurant possesses a dock for your...
The Tamarack Inn: My Favorite Pancake Breakfast
The Tamarack Inn, a reasonably priced restaurant, is where I go for breakfast if I am not in the mood for the traditional egg breakfast. Open from May through October, then from December through March, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Their breakfast menu...
The Pines: American Style Breakfast or Lunch
Since the Harbor Haus no longer serves breakfast, we had to look else where for a morning meal out. There are two restaurants in Copper Harbor that serve a presentable breakfast. The Pines is reasonably priced, and will serve you traditional morning fare such as eggs,...
Swedes in Copper Harbor, Mi: Stay away from Swedes
Absolutely awful! Started coming to Copper Harbor 10 years ago. All shop owners are wonderful except Swedes! My friend and i were just in the store after being highly insulted by the owners about 4 years ago. Went in again to find the same dirty, dusty junk they've had for...
Swede's Gift Shop & Keweenaw Minerals: Awesome Store!
This shop is unique. I was especially impressed with the scrimshaw on datolite. It is a level of scrimshaw I have not seen equaled from Maryland to Michigan. And I'm a collector. All kinds of collectible minerals and agates from the affordable to pieces I can only dream of...
Swedes: Do Not Shop Here
Do Not Shop at this store. The owner A. Billings is extremely rude. I went in their hoping to purchase an item, but he was extremely rude to my family member and then to me when I pointed out nicely how rude he was. He charges 1,650 for rocks he etches into and doesn't...
Copper Harbor Mercantile: A little bit of everything
Hungry for a quick sandwich? Need food to go? The mercantile has lots to choose from. It's a gas station with fixings to go.
Deli: Pizzas, subs, Gyros, Pasties, Soup and cookiesJerky, Smoked FIshGasoline for cars and snowmobiles.Camping and fishing supplies.
Taprock Pottery: Quality Local Pottery
Taprock Pottery is a tiny shop that looks more like a storage shed with a porch, and is a great place to purchase pottery made by Dennis Sotala. Sotala is a true local, born in the Upper Peninsula. His parents and grandparents were fisherman, farmers, and miners in the area....
The Gas Lite General Store: A Small General Store
This small general store is the only location to purchase a few basic groceries in Copper Harbor. The store also sells beer, wine, and ice. Besides these, the General Store carries a variety of other items, such as hardware, some clothing, and sewing items. If you plan on...
August Brings Art In the Park
Every summer on the 3rd weekend in August, Copper Harbor sponsors a two day Art in the Park show and sale. During this two-day show you will enjoy live music, homemade baked goods, and various lunch items such as brats and hot dogs. Often there are as many as 60 booths or...
A Common Expression
A common expression you will hear in the U.P. Copper Country is “eh?” which follows many questions and statements. This expression is similar to asking for agreement. ---- The U.P. would be a great place to visit, eh? Say ya to da U.P., eh? I was surprised, the first time we...
You need an airplane or a boat to travel here.
Isle Royal National Park is a U.S. Biosphere Reserve, as well as the largest island in Lake Superior. The main island is about 45 miles long and 8 and a half miles across at it widest point, and is 99% wilderness. The thick, varied growth of vegetation, dense growths of...
So You Want To Visit Isle Royal National Park
So you would like to visit Isle Royal National Park and need more information. I was hoping to build pages on this, however, although this is a U.S. National Park, it is not available on the Virtual Tourist Map. To help you out I have built two travelogues on my Copper...
Biking and Kayaking
Using your own bike, or renting one from Keweenaw Adventure Company, ride some of the scenic trails in the area, or just ride around town. Keweenaw Adventure will rent you mountain bikes, comfort bikes, or kids bikes for 2 hours, half day, or full day. You may purchase maps...
Golfing and Other Sports
In and near Copper you can enjoy golf, boating, hiking, fishing, swimming if the harbor is warm enough, snorkeling and diving (with wet suit), snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. For golfing you will need transportation to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, which is one mile...
For Lots of Helpful Information
Located along highway 41 in the main section of Copper Harbor you will see the Visitor Center building. This is a good place to stop in if this is your first time in Copper Harbor. You will find a small exhibit, and many information pamphlets you may take for free. The...
Try To Do These Activities
Visit Fort Wilkins and take the lighthouse tour. If you like shopping, stroll around town and look in some of the gift shops that catch your fancy.
Laying at anchor and enjoying a beautiful deep pink Copper Harbor sunset that painted the water as well as the deck of the...
Explore Deeper into Copper Harbor