in the Houghton - Hancock Area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula
Welcome to the Copper Country
Lodging, Cabins, Cottages, Motels, Hotels, B & Bs Vacation Homes,
Chassell,Ml, (Just south of Houghton on US-41.) Vacation Information for Chassell, Michigan)
Kemp's Four Season Log Home Rental. The Country House is located 11 miles south of Houghton in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Beautiful log home sleeps 9, whirlpool, fireplace, air conditioning, snack bar, dining room, great room, access to the snowmobile trails using back roads. P33A Upper Pike River Road, Chassell, MI 49916. Phone 906-483-0334.
Northwoods Resort and Vacation Apartments on Portage Lake 5 miles south of Houghton in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Wonderful sand bottom beach is ideal for swimming and shallow for the children. Large dock and sundeck. Great fishing! Summer rental units and one unit available for winter rentals. Wi-Fi. Cable TV. Pets Welcome. Northwoods Resort, 45190 US Highway 41, Chassell, MI 49916. Phone: 906-487-619 1
Hancock, Houghton, Dollar
Bay, & Lake Linden
Cozy Cabin on Portage Lake is a 3-bedroom log cabin with a sleeping loft. Open concept living area with gas fireplace and a complete kitchen with a dishwasher. Located 7 miles east of Hancock, the cabin is convenient to events at Michigan Tech and Finlandia University as well as shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying the history of the Copper Country. Easy trail access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Nice shoreline on Portage Lake with a dock for sunning or relaxing. Bring your boat for fishing or water fun. Cozy Cabin, Dollar Bay, MI 49922. Phone: 248-624-1770.
Kemp's Portage Lake Log Home, the Lake House Vacation Rental, is a newly constructed log home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on Portage Lake. The home is built into the hillside, so both levels have a wonderful view of Portage Lake. The main level has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a living area with a vaulted ceiling and a flat screen TV. There is a complete kitchen with a dishwasher and a laundry room on both the main level and the walkout lower level. The Lower Level has 2 bedrooms and can be rented separately or you can rent the entire home. Located 5 miles east of Hancock next to Sandy Bottom Beach and boat launch. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Kemp's Lake House, 47880 Lower Point Mills Road, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906 483-0334.
Super 8 Motel of Houghton, 1200 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton MI 49931. Phone 906-482-2240. 85 rooms. Free Super Start Breakfast, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and sauna. Remote Cable TV. Free Wireless Internet throughout theSuper 8. On Portage Lake. Boat docks and fishing piers. 2 blocks from MTU. On the snowmobile trail. Near Mt. Ripley downhill ski area with Cross country
Lodging near the Houghton and Hancock Area
miles north of Hancock on
Baraga, MI (28 miles south of Houghton)
Eagle View Vacation Cottage on Lake Superior is located 15 miles northeast of L'Anse, MI on Pt. Abbaye. Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a gas fireplace, satellite TV, and a complete kitchen with a dishwasher, and a washer & dryer. 150' of Lake Superior beach and an awesome view. Easy trail access. Phone: 920-488-2031.
Ojibwa Campground and Marina is located on the shoreline of Keweenaw Bay by Highway US-41on the north side of Baraga. The campground offers wooded and lakefront sites with electricity, water, a picnic table, and fire pit. There are restrooms with showers, RV dump station, a playground, and a pavilion for events. Sandy swimming beach. The Marina offers rental slips and a boat launch for great fishing or boating on Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. The nearby Historic Sand Point Lighthouse is not open but you can walk on the grounds. Ojibwa Recreation Area, 101 Lighthouse Road, Baraga, MI. Phone: 906-353-6955 or 906-201-4174
Calumet, MI (11
miles north of Hancock on US-41)
Trailside Lodge is located on Highway US-41, on the north side of Calumet, MI. The lodge offers 28 newly renovated rooms with cable TV, microwave, fridge, coffee makers, and Wi-Fi. At door parking with large parking lot for your vehicles. On the ATV and Snowmobile Trails with ATV/UTV and Snowmobile rentals at the office. Wonderful riding in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. Close to restaurants, shopping, and the many attractions in the Kewe enaw National Historic Park. Pets Welcome. Trailside Lodge, 57900 US-41, Calumet, MI 49913. Phone: (906) 337-9905
Eagle Harbor, MI (north of Houghton on M-26 on Lake Superior)
Lac La Belle
Wilderness Resort Campground.
Twin Lakes (Toivola)
26 miles south
A Guide to Michigan's Historic Keweenaw Copper District Enjoy Keweenaw History From The Comfort Of Your Car, by Lawrence J. Molloy. Guide book for tours of mainly mining locations, sites and ruins plus other historical sites. Includes maps, pictures, historical information and precise directions. Published and printed by Great Lakes GeoScience, Hubbell, Michigan
Copper Country Snowmobile, ATV, & WaveRunner Rentals is located 10 miles north of Houghton and Hancock. Snowmobile rentals include Castle brand jackets & bibs and HJC helmets with frost-free hot shields. Sled rental is for a 23-hour day so sleds can be kept overnight. Delivery available to Houghton/Hancock and surrounding area. We are located directly off trail #17in Calumet so you can ride from the shop door. Copper Country Rental. Mine Street Station, Calumet, MI 49913. Call 906-337-9905 for reservations.
Dan's Recreation Sales and Service: Snowmobile Rental. Hancock, MI. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-869. New Location on Highway US-41 on the northwest side of Hancock with direct access to the trails. Clothing, accessories, and parts. Experienced service department. Renting new Polaris sleds. Call for reservations. Dan's carries pre-owned Snowmobiles, ATV's, Ranger Utility Vehicles, and Victory Motorcycles. Renting one-person and two-person sleds. Call for directions and reservations.
Houghton PowerSports is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. We are a full service authorized dealer offering multi-line sales of snowmobiles, boats, and off-road vehicles. We offer certified service, parts, and accessories. Snowmobile rental. Call to reserve your snowmobile. Phone: 906-356-3330. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway M-26 at< b> 18006 Erickson Drive, Atlantic Mine, MI 49905
M & M PowerSports in Hancock offers Sales, Service, Gear, and Rentals. Authorized dealer for Yahama, Arctic Cat, Suzuki ATV's & Motorcycles, Polar Craft Boats, Sweetwater Pontoons, Kymcousa Scooters, Porta Dock, and Porta Lifts. Arctic Cat snowmobile rentals. Summer rentals of Pontoon Boats. Located just west of the Lift Bridge at 90 Navy Street, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-9990 to reserve your sled.
The Markell Company: Roofing: Commercial & Residential; Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication; Commercial Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning; Commercial Kitchen Hoods; Dust and Fume Exhaust Systems; and Brick Restoration & Waterproofing for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin at The Markell Company, 1227 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI. Phone (906) 774-0240 or Toll Free: 1-888-799-0240.
Northern Michigan Land Brokers in Houghton, MI features homes, commercial property, recreational land, waterfront property (including Lake Superior) and vacant land in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon counties in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Visit our website or stop by and see some of the exciting property we offer in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Listings include two lovely homes in H oughton with large lots. Northern Michigan Land Brokers 405 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49930 Phone: 906-523-5575.
Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI offers fresh and smoked fish available year round that may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Call for shipping or stop at our market. We fish Lake Superior almost every day. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delisious fresh Whitefish Sandwich. Supplier to the major restaurants in the area. Peterson's Fish Market, 49813 US Hwy 141, P.O. Box 535, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.
Quincy Mine Guided Underground and Surface Tours of the Historic Quincy Copper Mine, part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Tours of the Quincy Mine Site include a Surface Only Tour, Surface Tour with Tram Ride, and the Full tour that includes a trip into the 7th level of the mine. Our knowledgeable guides will take you back to the time when Copper was King. The Gift Shop is filled with books, rocks & minerals, shirts, and a wide variety o f interesting items. The grounds are open to the public free of charge so stop by and visit this historic mine site. Quincy Mine Hoist Association, 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-3101
Red Metal Minerals, 202 Ontonagon Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953. Phone 906-884-6618. Michigan copper specimens and ores. Packages of rocks, minerals and fossils available. Books are also available.
Sand Point Charters in the Keweenaw Peninsula, offers Charter Fishing, Lighthouse Cruises, and Scenic Tours on Lake Superior. Boats leave from Lac La Belle, 40 miles north of Houghton/Hancock for a wonderful day or ½ day on the water. Fish for Lake Trout, Salmon, and a variety of fish, view the offshore lighthouses, or take a relaxing cruise along the beautiful shoreline of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Captain Brain Helminen has over 35 years of boating and fishing experience and the boats are DNR inspected and approved and equipped with essential fishing equipment and USCG approved safety gear. Phone 906-370-2257.
Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Technological University, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, MI. The museum has a new building with a parking lot outside. Their collection has recently been expanded by the addition of the mineral collection from the University of Michigan as well as the world's finest display of minerals from the Lake Superior Copper District. There you can see samples of the minerals you are going to look for and your search of the rock piles will be much more interesting. Phone 906-487-2572
State Wide Real Estate of Houghton brings people and places together. Our focus is selling vacant land, homes, and businesses in Houghton, MI and the surrounding area including Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. Give us a call if you are interested in buying or selling residential properties, waterfront, vacant lands, commercial properties, and multi-family properties in the Houghton-Hancock area of the Upper Peninsula. Call or stop by our office at 500 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931. Phone: (906)482-6955 or (800)676-6323. Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Temple Jacob, US-41 & M-26 at the north side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Hancock, MI. Phone: 906-482-3270. Celebrating their 100th Anniversary, August, 2012.
WINTER CARNIVAL Michigan Tech: February 8-11, 2018. Snow Statues and lots of fun.
Photo of the Portage Lift Bridge by Jeneen Martin
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