Brockway Mountain Drive

Brockway Mountain DriveLocated along the shoreline of Lake Superior near Copper Harbor, Brockway Mountain Drive is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the Midwest.  The ridge that the road runs along stands 720 feet above Lake Superior, 1,320 feet above sea level and is one of the highest scenic roadways above sea level in the US between the Rocky and Allegheny mountains.  When visiting Copper Harbor, Michigan take M26 west out of town and Brockway Mountain Drive is the first road leading to the left.  The road takes a steep incline until reaching the first lookout from which you can see the town of Copper Harbor and Lake Fanny Hooe.

Brockway Mountain RidgeThe road continues to climb after the east lookout and runs for a total of about 9 miles along the Keweenaw Fault.  The views along both sides are spectacular.  To the north you will see majestic Lake Superior and even Isle Royale 50 miles in the distance on clear days.  To the south you will see the beautiful ridges of the Keweenaw Peninsula along with a few inland lakes interspersed throughout the trees.  The picturesque nature of the drive has led it to be featured on numerous media outlets on both local and national levels.

The Brockway Mountain Drive receives approximately 200 drivers each day on average.  During the winter months the road is closed and turned into a snowmobile route.  There are also numerous mountain bike trails that crisscross the mountain ridge.  This area is listed as one of the top 5 locations to mountain bike in the world.

 

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