Snowiest in the Midwest
As the snowiest city in the Midwest and the third snowiest city in the country according to The Weather Channel, there are many outdoor activities in the area in addition to enjoying skiing and tubing at Mont Ripley.
Other Outdoor Activities
Shoeshoeing. Cross-Country Skiing. Dog Sledding. Snowmobiling. When the snow falls in the Keweenaw, that means winter sports and activities.
Snowshoe and Cross-Country Skiing
The Keweenaw boasts over 100 miles of public snowshoe and cross-country skiing trails.
Local Parks and Trails
The Michigan Tech Outdoor Adventure Program maintains about 120 pairs for Tubbs Snowshoes for general rental. We offer snowshoes in 25", 30", and 36" lengths to accommodate all users and use type.
Down Wind Sports
308 Shelden Ave.
Cross Country Sports
507 Oak Street
The Keweenaw is home to one of the top races in dog sledding—The CopperDog 150.
From Toivola to Copper Harbor and everywhere in between, the Keweenaw's 200+ miles of snowmobile trails will take you allover the peninsula and show you the beauty of the Copper Country.
Dollar Bay Motor Sports
21125 Royce Road
45302 US 41 Hwy.
Houghton Power Sports
18006 Erickson Drive
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
The Houghton-Hancock area offers a range of eatery options for every ocassion. Here are a few of our recommended establishments.
101 E Quincy Street
408 E Montezuma Ave.
The Keweenaw celebrates its long history with many museum exhibits and historic buildings that date back to the mid 1800s when the first mine opened in 1845. Visit the area's museums to see and experience the history of the Copper Country.
1404 Sharon Ave
The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, currently located on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, is the official mineral museum of the state of Michigan and is a heritage site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
105 Huron Street
The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw in Houghton, Michigan, is a non-collecting museum that houses changing exhibits about local cultural and natural history. The building is so named as it was built with a 1908 grant from Andrew Carnegie.
435 Quincy Street
The Finnish-American Heritage Center and Historical Archive, on the campus of Finlandia University, houses the Finnish-American historical archive, a museum, a theater, an art gallery, the Family History Center and the "Finnish American Reporter" newspaper.
700 E Lakeshore Drive
Visit the Birthplace of Professional Hockey and The History of Hockey Exhibit, located in The Kenner Ruohonen Memorial History Room inside the Dee Stadium.