A Preface To The Visitor
What Is So Special About the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan
Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is a unique and special place for several reasons:
Copper Mining: The Keweenaw Peninsula was one of the world's most significant copper mining regions. Copper deposits were discovered in the area in the mid-19th century, and the mining industry continued to grow and prosper until the early 20th century. Today, the Keweenaw remains one of the best-preserved examples of a mining landscape in the world, with numerous historic sites, buildings, and ruins to explore.
Natural Beauty: The Keweenaw Peninsula is home to rugged natural beauty, with miles of scenic Lake Superior shoreline, dense forests, and rolling hills. The area is rich in wildlife, including moose, wolves, black bears, and bald eagles.
Unique Climate: The Keweenaw Peninsula has a unique climate that is heavily influenced by its proximity to Lake Superior. The area receives an average of 200 inches of snowfall per year, making it one of the snowiest regions in the United States. The lake also moderates the temperature, resulting in cooler summers and milder winters than other parts of the Upper Midwest.
Outdoor Recreation: The Keweenaw Peninsula is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, and more. The area is home to numerous state parks, nature preserves, and recreational areas, including the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the largest state park in Michigan.
Overall, the Keweenaw Peninsula is a unique and special place that offers visitors a chance to experience a rich cultural history and a breathtaking natural environment.
You Have A Responsibility As A Welcome Visitor
We warmly welcome you to this beautiful and unique area where you can enjoy the natural wonders and diverse culture that it has to offer. However, we kindly request that you respect the area and the communities that call it home.
Please be mindful of the local customs, traditions, and regulations, and ensure that you do not cause harm to the environment or the wildlife. Help us preserve the beauty and tranquility of this place by not littering, not disturbing the natural habitat, and leaving no trace of your visit. Remember that your actions have an impact on the area and its people.
So, please be considerate, and help us maintain this wonderful place for future generations to enjoy.
Thank you for your cooperation and respect for this area.