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Keweenaw County, Michigan




 

Keweenaw County, Michigan

Keweenaw County, Michigan

Keweenaw County, Michigan

Keweenaw County is located in Michigan's upper peninsula, at the top, (north), end of the Keweenaw Peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior.



Keweenaw County, which was organized during the copper mining heyday in the 1860's, derives its name from an Indian word for 'portage'.



Today no copper is mined in Keweenaw County, though in Keweenaw's ghost towns and abandoned mines, the legacy of Copper Country lives on.


Natural beauty is Keweenaw County's most abundant resource. Along the 65 miles of Lake Superior shoreline are sandy beaches, rocky bays, and towering overlooks.



This county is a paradise for rockhounds, scuba divers, fishermen, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers.



Among all the splendor of this county is the Brockway Mountain tour. Brockway Mounntain Drive begins between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor on M-26, starting at the Silver River Falls bridge. It is a 9 1/2 mile road through mountains at the extreme northern edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula. This stretch of blacktop rises to 735 feet above Lake Superior and more than 1,300 feet above see level.



 

Keweenaw County, Michigan     Keweenaw County, Michigan

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