Sugarloaf Mountain

Located near Marquette, Sugarloaf Mountain is the most popular of three beautiful overlooks in the area.  It is a 470 foot peak of granite that allows hikers scenic views of the Lake Superior shoreline, the city of Marquette, and gorgeous views inland.  It is located about six miles northwest of Marquette along County Road 550 which eventually leads you to Big …

Dead River Falls

Located near Marquette, Michigan, the Dead River drops for many miles until it reaches Lake Superior.  Along part of this half mile long stretch is a series of beautiful waterfalls known as Dead River Falls (bet you didn’t see that one coming!)  This is one of the best series of falls in all of Upper Michigan, rivaling other sections such …

Wolf Mountain

The highest peak in Gogebic County, Wolf Mountain is a great hike to take anytime of year but especially in the fall.  This bluff is located at the end of Forest Highway 9300 in between Wakefield and Marenisco, Michigan.  That the forest road until it ends.  The road will make a circle and you can park alongside it.  The trailhead is …

Canyon Falls

The Sturgeon River is one of the major rivers that flows through Upper Michigan and one of the best waterfalls along it is Canyon Falls.  In the spring there is a raging torrent of water passing over the drop that creates a powerful and majestic sight.  Later when the water level lowers, you can explore more of the gorge and …

Lower Silver Falls

The Silver River has a number of waterfalls located along it.  Lower Silver Falls is very easy to visit although not as impressive as its Upper Falls section.  The falls is made up of two chutes where the river converges into a narrow channel. The second drop is the larger of the two, and the river drops about 15 feet total …

Upper Silver Falls

The Silver River in Baraga County has numerous beautiful waterfalls to view, Upper Silver Falls being one of the most spectacular.  The upper section of this waterfall is the best of the two main drops.  The waterfall separates into numerous sections depending on what the water level is coming down the river. Upper Silver Falls is located approximately 8 miles …

Brockway Mountain Drive

Located 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 …

Interstate Falls

Interstate Falls is an 18-foot waterfall on the Montreal River, along the border between Wisconsin and Michigan.  It is located just west of the city of Ironwood, Michigan along US Hwy 2.  A 0.3 mile trail through hardwood-hemlock forest leads to the falls, and is a popular attraction to residents and visitors of the Gogebic Range. Interstate Falls is also known as …

A.E. Seamen Mineral Museum

Recognized as the primary mineral museum in the state of Michigan, the A.E. Seamen Mineral Museum has been one of the Keweenaw Historical Park’s Heritage Sites since its establishment in 1992.  The museum is located on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  The museum is named for professor Arthur Edmund Seaman, who worked at Michigan Tech in the late …

Calumet Theatre

Calumet Theatre The historic Calumet Theatre opened on March 20, 1900 in what was then a booming mining area.  The copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula was reaching its peak and the village of Calumet had a population of 4,000 residents with 30,000 within walking distance of the theatre.  For decades the Calumet Theatre was one of the premier locations for …