Holiday Inn Express Houghton - Keweenaw
Travel Blogs from Houghton
... and a beautiful old Victorian house that serves as the Admissions Office.
Houghton contains the Michigan Institute of Technology, which is a fairly large campus and has way more Greek houses that I ever expected a tech school would have!
Our plan was to stay here for a few days and explore, so it was kind of nice to actually unhook the trailer and get everything all set up. We even used the shower in the trailer for the ...
... a great place for tents.
While packing up in Baraga we struck up a conversation with a family who was out for a walk with their kids. Turns out they were from Alberta Canada and owned a golf course. They had traveled a fair amount in a camper previously on family vacations. However, when we met them they were just a few weeks into a 6 month adventure, traveling the U.S. and homeschooling along the way. So while ...
We enjoed the drive through the cities of Houghton and Hancock MI, both university towns, on our way along northeastern side of the river to the Maclean State Park where we spent the night. Once we set up, we went to see the town of Calumet, a former mining town, and then helped Rita & John hunt ...
... at McLain State CG. MI CGs are rather pricy, as is their gas. But, it's nice. Quite like being on the ocean, windy with a noisy surf. Tomorrow we'll go out to the end and visit Fort Wilkins built in1840 to protect the copper miners that flooded into the region. However, there was never any problems with the native Ojibwa Indians. It seems that the miners really ...
... Park Service has stepped in to facilitate tours and save the historical communities - very cool. Then we went to Fort Wilkins State Park which was a wooden fort build in the mid 1800s ... and then we did see very wonderful lakes (notice a pattern here) and trees and vistas and beautiful countryside.
Will be in Canada either tomorrow or Tuesday - enroute to Niagra Falls.
Stay tuned for more adventures.
Laurie and Pete
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services