WHAT: The town of Copper Harbor – about 20-30 minutes from camp along a beautiful road (or if you choose to take the “other route” you have another beautiful road).
WHERE: Copper Harbor is located on the northern edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula and is fairly active in the summer with people leaving on the Isle Royale Ferry, visiting Fort Wilkins, meandering through the shops or taking the shorter ferry out to the lighthouse. We’ve done the lighthouse tour before, but didn’t do it this time.
Once, several years ago, we were driving from camp to Copper Harbor and a bear dashed out in front of us – that was fun.
AND: Another trivia fact about Copper Harbor – Highway 41 ends there – in the woods. This is the same 41 that starts in Miami, Florida and winds its way north.
KID FACTOR: Lots of places for kids to run around – on the island by the lighthouse, on the grounds of the fort, etc.
But a big kid factor is the old-fashioned soda counter where we go every year for an ice cream soda.