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Travel Blogs from Houghton
... section of Lake Superior to another, presumably so that ore ships could get access to the interior copper mines, of which there were several. Houghton sits on one side of the canal, and the City of Hancock sits on the other, connected by a really neat, old drawbridge, the kind with the counterweight on one end.
Hancock contains Finnlandia College, an older school that has a really neat campus area in the center of town, lots of red ...
... It really is a great way to break from up driving if you have the time.
Baraga State Park Campground is across the street from the water and although nice for families, since it had a good playground and hiking trail right from the campground, it is on the main road and can be loud due to traffic and not a place I would recommend except for a stopover or if you were exploring this area specifically. It did not ...
... beaqring rocks in the refuse heap of an abandoned copper mine. A pretty unique experience and we can't wait to see what they find when they cut the rocks open in their studio. The sunset and the final rays of golden sunshine made some of the pine branches glow like burnished copper - truly magical.
The Keweenaw peninsula juts out from Upper Michigan into Lake Superior. On the way we passed through Hancock-Houghton which looked really interesting, worthy of much more than a pass through. There was a Finnish College there and a big river/canal going from one side of the peninsula (island?) to the other. It seemed to be old, with some history to it. Tonight ...
... a hole in the wall cafe in Hancock. Food was delicious and lines of locals kept showing up. We saw that they had pasties coming out of the oven so we went back for a pre-dinner snack - took them to go - and found a city park (along a lake) - now have experienced real local fare.
Today was a history adventure in copper mining at the turn of the century. This area of the country has all these mine shafts that they dug out the copper. ...
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