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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

BBQ Joint
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“This limited seating restaurant requires advanced reservations if you want to be sure to get in. Located directly on the shore of Lake Superior you will be treated to a delightful sunset most days. Our recommendation for food is the brisket or fillet if it is available, but skip the cheesecake - not worth the calories in our opinion.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
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“When we are in need of a celebratory dinner, we tuck our cell phones away and head north to Copper Harbor. This German inspired restaurant is always satisfying and delicious with out giving you that gut bomb that other places sometimes do.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“We camp here annually every summer with our extended family and our kids think summer is complete once we have that vacation! There are beaches for swimming, break walls for climbing, trails for running/biking/hiking, and places to visit and enjoy being on the shore of Lake Superior.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Our historic theatre host many events through the year, be sure to stop in for a tour and the check the calendar of events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“In season, you can enjoy jams and booze soaked breads made by monks. Their goods are worth every penny.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“As long as you're not on a time frame, the Michigan House is a great option for dining in Calumet. The Michigan House burger or club wrap are delicious options; the fries are cut potatoes and to die for.”
  • 7 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Head to Finger Point lookout for a great view of Lake Superior and its islands (5.5 km). Or take the loop trail to High Falls (2.5 km). You can sit right next to the falls, making it the coolest waterfall trail ever. (You can only sit next to the falls from the Canadian side.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Some of the top rated Extreme back country skiing & snowboarding in the Midwest w/ over 625 acres of ski-able area. Average snowfall is about 273 inches.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“30km of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails for beginning to expert ability. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Hiking in the summer, chair lift rides to view the colors in the fall, and great skiing in the winter!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is another favorite of ours for breakfast (an egg sandwich on a Asiago bagel) or lunch (soup or chicken salad sandwich on a bagel). If you can snag one of their Raspberry turnovers, you will not be disappointed. Maybe we will even run into each other!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Historic Bar with original stained glass canopy. Karaoke the first Friday of each month.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Look out into gitchee gummee herself! A popular drive and sight seeing option. Takes about an hour and there is a little shop on top that sells gifts. Enjoy 360 degree views of the Peninsula!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“One of the most easily accessed views in the Copper Country - you can drive to the top of Brockway Mountain and get out to enjoy the views across the Keweenaw Peninsula. Every time we go up here, I feel blessed to call this home!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Fort Wilkins Historic State Park is a 700 acre state park with 159 modern campsites, a mini cabin, a camper cabin, six miles of hiking and biking trails, 1.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and 3 miles of Lake Fanny Hoe shoreline. The park contains the Fort Wilkins Historic Complex, which was once an active U.S. Army post built to keep the peace in Michigan’s Copper Country. Begun in 1844 and abandoned just two years later, the fort was briefly regarrisoned in the late 1860’s. Today, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army life on the northern frontier. www.michigan.gov/historicfortwilkins ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“If you are a rock picker, this beach is your paradise! The rivers comes lazily into the big lake with rocky beaches miles long. Bring your picnic and coffee and enjoy a sunset on the west side of the peninsula.”
  • 2 locals recommend