Hancock Things to Do
Hike the Maasto Hiito ski trail in the summer and fall, ski it in the winter.Hike the Michigan Tech ski trail in summer or fall, ski it in the winter.Hike the Mont Ripley ski hill in the summer or fall, ski it in the winter.Visit Maclain State Park on Lake Superior anytime.The natural beautymore
3 Hotels in Hancock
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Gemignani's is a gem, and a trip back in time, pre-Olive Garden! You'll appreciate the traditional Italian fare on offer here, a variety of Southern and Northern Italian specialities prepared in the manner of the Italian Restaurants I used to know when I was a kid, in the 1960s and 70s. It's small, intimate, and without pretense - but be sure to...more
This Italian restaurant has the best food in town. The recipes have been passed down for generations to give the customer high quality food at a reasonable price. The non-smoking atmosphere is a pleasure in this cozy ristorante. The Sesame Chicken Salad is delicious, the unique special recipe dressing makes the salad! Try the homemade ravioli too.more
The best restaurants in the area are the following:The Library (Houghton)Ming Garden (Houghton)AmEurAsia (Houghton)The Michigan House (That's in Calumet)These are places to absorb the 'local color':Kaleva Cafe (Hancock)Suomi Restaurant (Houghton)They're nice places with good prices. The Library: Do the 'Steamers' menu. The nut encrusted walleye is...more
North Shore Books is both the campus book store for Finlandia U., as well as an excellent independent bookseller with a strong focus on Finnish and other Scandinavian-related topics. And they sell toys, glassware, and CDs as well. I found an excellent excellent of Finnish music - a lot more than just Sibelius!
The shop carries a full line of merchandise with the Finlandia University logo. For some reason, items that carry the initials of the college are especially popular. You are likely to see a lot of F.U. bumper stickers and t-shirts if you come to the Keweenaw Peninsula!
Hancock Warnings and Dangers
Bring your bug spray or insect repellant in the summer. Be prepared for LOTS of snow in the winter.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is the snowiest habited place on the planet. We get an average of 250 inches of snow per year.
Finlandia's original name was "Suomi College," "Suomi" being the name of the people and their land. It was founded in the late 19th century, when the territory of Finland was still part of the Russian empire, and a very significant part of Finnish national identity was wrapped up with the religion of the people, that of the Evangelical Lutheran...more
Finlandia University is the only institution of higher education in the United States specifically tied to Finnish-American culture and ethnicity. For most of its history, it was primarily a two year Junior College, but in recent years it has begun to grant a number of four-year degrees as well. The small size of the University - only 550 students...more
Like many other small towns, Hancock combines "City Hall" and the main fire station in one building. What a good example of Finnish practicality! The building is justly on the Michigan Register of Historic Places: "The Marquette firm of Charlton, Gilbert and Dewar designed Hancock's Town Hall and Fire Hall. Completed in 1899, the building housed...more
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