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Designation: Nominated for National Scenic Byway
Fees: No fees are required to drive the byway.
Length, One-Way: 27 Miles (45.0 Kilometers)
Time: 1 1/2 Hours

General Information

Description - The Copper Harbor Scenic Highway is a 27 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 41, an all-weather blacktopped highway, running from Phoenix to Copper Harbor. U.S. 41 is extremely well maintained by the Keweenaw County Road Commission. Even during the heaviest snowfalls, the road is seldom closed for more than a few hours.

Attractions the visitor will find along this route include an original 1850's era General Store, a complete blacksmith shop from the same period, two restored churches, two copper mining 'ghost towns', an underground copper mine tour, and two unique roadside parks that offer relaxation with unparallelled beautiful settings.

The road generally follows the route the early inhabitants travelled and winds through a heavily wooded eleven-mile stretch that creates the impression of a 'covered road'. Area residents frequuently refer to this stretch as 'the tunnel'.

Upon reaching the community of Copper Harbor, the traveller will have an opportunity to visit Ft. Wilkins State Park and the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, take the Isle Royale Ferry to Isle Royale National Park, or visit any of the many shops and craftspersons in the town. Motels and restaurants, including the unique Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, are available for the traveller. The Mountain Lodge also offers a nine-hole golf course that challenges even the best golfer.

The Keweenaw Peninsula is truly a unique gem from both a scenic and historical point of view. The Copper Harbor Scenic Highway offers a trip through the best of it.

Attractions - The Copper Harbor Scenic Highway is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : The Copper Harbor Scenic Highway is a 27 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 41, running from Phoenix to Copper Harbor.

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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: It was great just went down it on 6/17/04 Stoped at the gost town sights Going up to Mt Brockway is a must saw deer right on the side of the road

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Additional Information:
Michigan Scenic Byways - Michigan's byways which are described here include a National Scenic Byway nominee, two state designated byways and three National Forest designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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