Michigan Keweenaw National Historical Park map and highlights

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Michigan Keweenaw National Historical Park map and highlights

Map of Keweenaw National Historical Park in Michigan
Keweenaw National  Historical Park Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in Calumet. Detailed guide  of  Keweenaw  National Historical Park Upper Peninsula of Michigan.    
Keweenaw National Historical Park Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in Calumet.    
Copper mining has taken place on the Keweenaw Peninsula for  7,000 years, and many of the processes developed within these parklands  were fundamental to the success of mining in the United States. Here,  1,870 acres of private land are split in two units: Quincy, home of the  world s largest steam hoist, and Calumet, home of one of the most  productive copper mines in world history. In addition to self-guided  historic tours, there are scenic drives, hiking trails, and ski and  snowmobile tracks for exploring. A trackless trolley makes stops around  the Calumet unit, while tour boats ply the Keweenaw waterway in summer.  There are no federal facilities in either section, but the Keweenaw  Tourism Council and cooperating sites do provide information. The park  was established on October 27,1992.    
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Bicycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking,  snowmobiling, touring fort, mines, museums, and historic buildings.  Facilities: No National Park Service facilities. Keweenaw Tourism  Council (Houghton, Calumet), beach, outdoor interpretive exhibits,  museum, hiking trails. Tips & Hints: Go early in day July and Aug.  to buy tickets for Quincy mine tour. Plan to spend three days to visit  all cooperating sites. Go late Sept.-early Oct. for fall foliage. Expect  snow between Thanksgiving and Easter. Busiest July and Aug., least  crowded Jan. and Feb.    
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES    
Camping: None at site. In Hancock: Hancock Campground (Rte. 203,  tel. 906/482-7413; 88 sites; $8-$ 14; flush toilets, showers, hookups;  closed Nov.-Apr). Backcountry camping in Porcupine Mountains (permit  required, see below). S Hotels: None in park. In Calumet: Americlnn  Lodge & Suites (56925 S. 6th St., tel. 906/337-6463; 68 rooms, 15  suites; $83, $113 suites), Arcadian Acres Motel (51950 U.S. 41, tel.  906/482-0288; 13 rooms; $35-$45), Oak Street Inn (808 Oak St., tel.  906/337-7337; 2 suites; $125). X Restaurants: None in park. In Calumet:  The Hut Inn (58540 U.S. 41, tel. 906/337-1133; $5-$10; closed Moil),  Jims Pizza & Family Restaurant (117 6th St., tel. 906/ 337_4440;  $2-$7), Michigan House (300 6th St., tel. 906/337-1910; $4-$14; closed  Wed.). cS Groceries & Gear: None in park. In Houghton: Down Wind  Sports (308 Sheldon Ave., tel. 906/482-2500). In Hancock: Keweenaw Co-Op  Natural Foods & Groceries (1035 Ethel Ave., tel. 906/482-2030).    
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS    
Entrance fees to cooperating sites vary. Quincy mine and hoist  tour: $12.50 adults, $7 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Permit  required for backcountry camping at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness state  Park ($9 per night). Motor vehicle pass ($4 daily, $20 annually)  required for Fort Wilkins, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness, and McLain  state parks.    
HOW TO GET THERE    
Quincy: 1 mi north of Hancock via U.S. 41; Calumet: 8 mi north  of Quincy via U.S. 41. Directions available from Keweenaw Tourism  Council. Closest airport: Houghton (6 mi).    
CONTACTS    
Keweenaw National Historical Park (25970 Red Jacket Rd., Box  471, Calumet, MI 49913, tel. 906/337-3168, fax 906/337-3169,). Keweenaw  Tourism Council (56638 Calumet Ave.   
Keweenaw  National Historical Park Upper Peninsula of Michigan,  in Calumet. Detailed guide of  Keweenaw  National Historical Park Upper  Peninsula of Michigan
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