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Aug 10, 2018 - Shopping Trip

I thought we had stocked up on groceries before we got to Copper Harbor, but I was wrong so we had to drive back toward Houghton, about 50 miles one way, to get groceries. The only "grocery" store in Copper Harbor has can goods for campers, snacks, and beer. After shopping drove through the Calumet Historic District which cover most of the city of Calumet and is managed by the National Park Service. It preserved major components the Michigan copper industry that existed from the 1860's to the early 1970's, including mining and mining...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Copper Harbor

Calumet, MI The Keweenaw Peninsula is the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It projects into Lake Superior and was the site of the first copper boom in the United States even before the Gold Rush. The tip of the peninsula is also where Copper Harbor is located, so that is where we headed today. Brockway Mountain Drive is an 8.883-mile scenic roadway. The drive runs along the ridge of Brockway Mountain on the Keweenaw Fault and climbs to 1,320 feet (402 m) above sea level, 720 feet (220 m) above the surface of Lake Superior....

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Sep 27, 2016 - Rainy Day

Calumet, MI Today was a cold and rainy day so it was perfect for doing laundry! Calumet is in the Upper Peninsula. From 1868 through 1886, it was the leading copper producer in the United States, and from 1869 through 1876, the leading copper producer in the world. It must have been pretty amazing in the day but now Calumet is a small village with a population of 726. It was a bit of a scramble to find lodging. We are in a wonderful place called Centennial Cottages. The setting is really lovely. There are ten cottages in a wooded area...

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Up in Door

Sep 26, 2016 - Porcupine Mountains

Calumet, MI The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, near the shore of Lake Superior. The Porcupine Mountains were named by the native Ojibwa people, supposedly because their silhouette had the shape of a porcupine. We spent most of our day wandering through Porcupine Mountain State Park. We explored the Presque Isle River and hiked to a couple of waterfalls. There are 90 waterfalls in the park but we decided we were not that ambitious! The leaves are just...

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Up in Door

May 26, 2013 - McLain SP

Sunset last night was about 9:30 and sunrise this morning was 5:45. Long days in the UP! Today we took several picturesque drives up to Copper Harbor which is the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From Calumet we headed north on Hwy 41 to Phoenix where we turned onto Hwy 26 which ran along the Superior shore. Beautiful shoreline with very few towns. In Eagle Harbor we stopped at Jam Pot to buy all sorts of jams/jellies and baked goods made from very good ingredients which makes them $$$. Jam Pot is run by a small group of monks that belong to...

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May 26, 2013 - McLain SP

Another nice, cool morning. We have somewhat of a lazy day with not too much planned. Bob did some work on the rig tightening screws, applying Rainex etc. We drove south on M203 along a body of water that runs through the peninsula and connects Lake Superior. Beautiful houses along the water but absolutely no one on the water or fishing which seems odd for a beautiful holiday weekend. Our first stop was Hancock, the home of Finlandia University, that works with art and design companies in Finland and other countries. Otherwise, there does...

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May 25, 2013 - Marquette to Calumet, MI

Woke up to sunshine and no wind. Courageously we ventured out to the bath house for showers. Much warmer, high 40’s? Fridays are laundry days. The Laundromat also sold some respectable CA wines! Bob saw the NY Deli (811 Washington St.) advertised in several brochures and just had to stop. I was very happy that he did. The deli had a few sandwiches listed on a white board, a very small walk up counter and two women working in a small kitchen. I had a fresh blue softshell crab with delicious sauce on a bun and very good cole slaw. Bob loved...

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Jan 26, 2009 - 5th Day...to Calumet, MI (in the Keweenau Peninsular)

We decided to bypass breakfast and have lunch when we arrived in Lanse, MI. The ride was 63 miles, according to many a map, and the skies were blue; trails flat and once again, excellent to awesome! I think we passed less than 8 riders that morning. They call Tr. #14, the AAA trail, for whatever reason. Its' well groomed and quick riding. We arrived in Lanse and I spotted signs for the Canteen Bar/Grill. ( I had an appetite for Mexican food). Got back on Tr. #14, which led us around Lanse, through the town of Baraga, and up towards...

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