Most people drive over bridges and never stop. They are a very utilitarian thing. In Eagle River, there are three generations of bridges. Each one with it's unique character and for it's time, a vital means of communications.
The Delaware Copper Mine is a fun walk. Be prepared for a change in weather. On warm summer days, the mine is constantly in the low 50's. If it were open in midwinter, you'd walk from the minus above ground into a mine in the low 50's. Talk about a heat wave. The mine is a self guiding walk. It's well marked and railings keep the kids out of danger. You walk from shaft #1 past shaft #2 and end at shaft #3. You have to go back to where you came in. It's a short 1/2 hour or take your time. Signs point out the stopes where the cooper was removed, the mine tracks (mini railroad) is still evident through-out the tunnels. The lower part of the mine is flood. I've been told the water insures that there will be no tunnel collapses and is intentional.
Don't forget to take a walk around outside. On the surface is the old hoist building at shaft #2, mine trucks (mini-rail cars), a petting zoo and other artifacts from the mining period.
The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse is a museum of Great Lakes Shipping. You'll find information on life in the Lighthouse service, lake rescue, Lake Superior and around the yard, you'll see anchors and other items from the lake. There is a small costs (about $2.00) to enter the various museum buildings. The kids will enjoy climbing on the rocks and anchors. The light tower is not accessible, but second floor of the lighthouse is.
We thought we were lost and would never find food again, then there it was. Just on the south side of town. An oasis of rest and refreshment. It's a local place. It's at the upper end of the spectrum. Wonderful, kid friendly and a full range of meals to choose from. Italian, yup, it's there. Burgers and Hot Dogs? That too. Full dinners with the fixings. Not forgotten. It's the kind of place that I'd plan my trip just to be in the area at meal time.
Favorite Dish: Lunch & Dinner. BBQ Ribs, Pizza, Soups & Desserts