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
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.