Copper Harbor (and the greater Keweenaw Region) is a perfect destination for a day away, a weekend trip, or an extended escape. Here are some help to get your planning underway, including where to stay, what to eat or drink, places to shop, other trails to visit, and more. All of the businesses listed below are donors to the Copper Harbor Trails Club. Please support those that support the trails!
You can also visit the Keweenaw Convention & Visitor's Bureau website to help you find shops and activities or to plan your trip to the region. They're an excellent resource as you travel between the Keweenaw's many attractions!
Eat & Drink
Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a nice dinner at the end of a long day of biking, Copper Harbor and the greater Keweenaw region offers visitors many tasty options for you to choose from. From waterfront dining at Fitzgerald's or the Harbor Haus to a casual meal you’ll find something for everyone. The following is a list of local restaurants and grocery stores that generously donate to the Copper Harbor Trails Club. If you find yourself stopping in for a meal or a drink, please let them know that you are in town to ride the trails!
In/near Copper Harbor:
- The Berry Patch
- Brickside Brewery
- Copper Harbor Fuel Stop
- Harbor Haus
- Jamsen’s Fish Market & Bakery
- Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
- Mariner North Resort
- The Pines Resort & Zik's Bar
- Tamarack Inn Restaurant
- Blackrocks Brewery (Marquette)
- Keweenaw Brewing Company (Houghton)
- Keweenaw Coffee Works (Calumet)
- Keweenaw Co-Op (Houghton)
- Michigan House Cafe/Red Jacket Brewing (Calumet)
- Peterlin Distributing (Calumet)
- Rodeo Mexican Kitchen (Houghton)
- Roy's Pasties & Bakery (Houghton)
Tired after a long day spent playing outside in the Keweenaw or simply looking to unwind? The region offers many options for lodging. Whether you are looking for a beautiful lakefront view, or a cozy campfire we’ve got it all! The following is a list of local hotels, cabins, and campgrounds that are also donors to the Copper Harbor Trails Club. Be sure to thank them for not only their hospitality but also their support of the Copper Harbor Trails.
Located in/near Copper Harbor:
- Bella Vista Motel
- Cedar Point Cabins (Eagle Harbor)
- Da Beach Cabin (Lac La Belle)
- Eagle Harbor Inn (Eagle Harbor)
- Fresh Coast Cabins
- Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Campground
- Keweenaw Adventure Company
- Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
- King Copper Motel
- Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground
- Mariner North Resort
- Minnetonka Resort
- Trails End Campground
Located farther south on the Keweenaw Peninsula and great staging locations for exploring all of the region's trail offerings:
GeAR Up & Shop
Need to buy a gift before you head out of town? Look no further than the following local businesses that give back to our trails. Many also have gear that'll help you get back on the trail, or something you forgot on your way up to the Keweenaw.
Located in/near Copper Harbor
- Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear (Hancock)
- Cross Country Sports (Calumet)
- Down Wind Sports (Houghton)
- Hancock Bike Shop (Hancock)
- Industrial Graphics (Houghton)
- Keweenaw Automotive (Houghton)
- Kirkish Furniture (Houghton)
- McGann Buiding Supply (Hancock)
- Rhythm Bike & Board (Houghton)
- Studio 13 (Houghton)
- Superior Blue Studio (Laurium)
- Ward's Outdoor Equipment & Repair (Dollar Bay)
- West End Ski & Trail (Ishpeming)
The Keweenaw is blessed with a wide variety of professional companies that are dedicated to serving residents and businesses. Many of them also support our trails!
- Bay Electric
- Betterley Painting
- Copper Island Printing
- Erico Electric
- Incredible Bank
- Keweenaw Community Foundation
- Northern Heating and Plumbing
- OHM Advisors
- Range Bank
- RC Mechanical
- Statewide Realty of Houghton
- Superior Graphics
- Superior National Bank
- Thomas Nordloh Associates (Kenosha, WI)
- World of Wood
Explore the Keweenaw's trails, Lake Superior, the Portage Waterway, and numerous lakes and streams with the help of these local outfitters.
- Keweenaw Adventure Company offers guided kayak and bike tours, and equipment rentals.
- Cross Country Sports in Calumet offers affordable bike and XC ski rentals for exploring the Keweenaw's awesome trails, particularly at Swedetown.
Maybe its an emergency or maybe you just need a massage, an adjustment, or a workout on a rainy day.
- Copper Country Family Dentistry (Houghton)
- Copper Harbor Vitality (Copper Harbor)
- InSight EyeCare (Calumet)
- Northland Veterinary Clinic (Hancock)
- Portage Health Foundation (Hancock)
- Roy Family Chiropactic & Wellness (Houghton)
- Spirit of the North Massage and Wellness Center (Copper Harbor)
other things to do
Please see the 'Trails' page for more non-motorized trail system information. The region also offers numerous hiking trails, an extensive ATV and snowmobile trail system, and endless forest roads for exploring. In addition, the region has a robust arts and music community with events throughout the year. If you are looking for other activities when you are off the bike, here are a few links, and businesses that can help.
Nature organizations with preserves in the region:
- Michigan Nature Association
- Gratiot Lake Conservancy
- Keweenaw Land Trust
- Keweenaw Natural Areas (formerly the North Woods Conservancy)
- The Nature Conservancy - Mt. Baldy and Horseshoe Harbor
- Michigan Audobon Society - Birding sanctuaries
- Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
- Keweenaw National Historical Park
- Isle Royale National Park
- McLain State Park
Visit the official Copper Harbor website for more dining, loding, and recreation options.
Find out more about the Copper Country's events and businesses from the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau.