Copper Harbor Run (Keweenaw Peninsula) + ADD NEW ROUTE
5 in Michigan Michigan70 Miles
on December 1, 2007
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Start at Houghton, MI (a destination to itself!) and head out on Route 203 (north) along Portage Lake through FJ McLain State Park. Continue on Route 203 (north) to Calumet, MI then take US 41 (north) to Phoenix, MI. Now take MI 26 (west) out of Phoenix along the Superior coastline through Eagle Harbor, then look for Brockway Mountain Drive on your right. Take the Brockway (with care) north up along the ridge towards Copper Harbor. This section of the road travels some 500 feet above the shoreline. Stop to take in the spectacular views! Proceed down into Copper Harbor for a bite to eat. Take US 41 back down south through the middle of the peninsula, or if you want a real adventure - take Mandan Road around the tip of the peninsula, and down to Bete Gris, to Gay and back along the backroads of the Southern Shoreline (back to Houghton).
Riding the Ridge of the Keweenaw Peninsula to view vast overlooks of Lake Superior, as well as hugging the shoreline to see miles of beach and forest! There are sections of the road that travel some 500 feet above the Lake Superior shoreline and great places for you to stop and take in the spectacular views! You literally drive yourself to the end of the world.
Brockway Mountain Drive
US Highway 41, and State Highway 26, so the roads are well maintained. One exception is Brockway Mountain Drive - poor road quality, but the view is worth the struggle! Along this route you'll find miles of back roads to explore! Houghton MI Bridge
End of the world here, but accustomed to the needs of tourists! Accommodations are available in-season, but fill up your tank in Houghton. Small restaurants scattered along the way, with a grand Lodge just outside of Copper Harbor!
Photo contributed by visitor in Nov 09: "Beautiful ride during early Sept, great ride."
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