Local Resources and Trip Planning

SOMEWHERE SOMETHING INCREDIBLE IS WAITING TO BE KNOWN.   -Carl Sagan

Where will YOUR adventure take you?

Canoe/Kayak

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
    • Characterized by its glacially carved lakes and water ways covered in boreal forest. Very popular camping, canoeing and fishing destination.

  • Isle Royale
    • It is a beautiful place for Canoeing, Kayaking and Backpacking.  This National Park provides a wonderful get away for the experienced paddler. It is encouraged to paddle the many inland lakes rather than the shore of Lake Superior.

  • Apostle Islands
    • Mostly for Kayaking, this location has become very popular for sea kayakers. It is suggested to have a closed-cockpit water craft. Navigating these waters can be very fun and exciting as long as the weather and conditions are respected. One must display good judgment when on these waters.

  • Keweenaw Water Trail
    • This water trail goes all the way around the Keweenaw. It is known for its varying conditions, access to small lakeshore towns and even some fishing. Although possible in a canoe, it is highly suggested to use a closed-cockpit water craft, making a kayak the preferred method of travel.

  • Inland Lakes in the Keweenaw (see Fishing)

  • Sturgeon River Sloughs
    • These wetlands are made possible by the Portage and Sturgeon rivers. There is an observation tower off of Highway 41. These lands are also managed by wildlife biologists that monitor the water flow for the wetland wildlife that resides there.

  • Pictured Rocks
    • Also a suggested kayaking location, this beautiful park displays some of the most beautiful rock formations in the Upper Peninsula.

Backpack/Hiking

  • U.P. trails
  • North Country Trail
  • Superior Trails
  • Porcupine Mountains
  • Craig Lake State Park
  • Pictured Rocks
  • Keweenaw point
  • Isle Royale

Mountain Biking

  • Copper Harbor
  • Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids
  • Tech Trails
  • Black Creek
  • Swedetown

Cross Country Skiing

  • Tech Trails
  • Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids
  • Swedetown
  • Copper Harbor
  • Chassell Trails

Down Hill Skiing/Snowboarding

  • Mt. Ripley
  • Mt. Bohemia
  • Porcupine Mountains
  • Blackjack
  • Marquette Mountain

Climbing

  • Cliff Drive
  • Wall at the SDC

Exploring

  • Waterfalls
  • Blueberry patch
  • Estivant Pines
  • Bear Bluff
  • Cliff Drive
  • Mt. Houghton
  • Ft. Wilkinson
  • The Jam Pot
  • Undiscovered Shipwrecks

Fishing

  • Schlatter Lake
  • Hoar Lake
  • Manganese
  • Pilgrim River
  • Sturgeon River
  • Clear Lake
  • Twin Lakes
  • Pike Lake
  • Emily Lake
  • Boston Pond
  • Craig Lake State Park
  • Perrault Lake

Beaches

More Beaches can be found at www.someyooperbeach.com ; this is a great resource for someone looking for a new place to go.