It’s a little too cool for swimming and there’s not any snow for skiing or snowmobiling so what can you do up here in the Keweenaw during the fall? Great question! Let’s take a look at a few things there are to do up here during fall:
- Take a drive up to Copper Harbor. It’s only 40-45 minutes from Laurium Manor Inn. Take in all the beautiful colors on the leaves! It’s a beautiful drive with lots of designated spots to pull over and take pictures.
- Ski lift color tours are offered by Mount Ripley Ski Hill & Mount Bohemia Resorts. There’s no better way to really take everything all in than from high up above!
- Festivals galore! Check out the calendar here! From the Parade of Nations to the Bell’s Beer Copper Harbor Trail Festival, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy.
- Quincy Smelter Tour located in Hancock & lasts approximately 1 hour
- Go golfing on one the U.P.’s finest courses!(Portage Lake Golf Course or the Calumet Golf Club)
- Farmer’s Markets go thru the end of October. You can find one in about every town!
- Who doesn’t love cider in the fall. Learn all about cider making at Central Mine.
- Take a tour of the Delaware Mine.
- Attend an MTU football game! See their schedule here. Go Huskies!
- Visit the Keweenaw Conventions Bureau.
- The Keweenaw has waterfalls galore! From Hungarian Falls in Hubbell to the Manganese Falls in Copper Harbor.
- Experience a Lake Superior sunset. There are many magnificent spots but perhaps the most popular place to watch the sunset is at McLain State Park.
- Visit the A.E. Seaman’s Museum in Houghton. It has the largest public exhibit of rocks and minerals from the Great Lakes Region in the world!
- Enjoy a peanut butter and jelly brownie or jalapeno caramel at The Jampot in Eagle River. Hurry up though…October 14th is their last day before they close for the season.
- Tour the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.
- Paint your own pottery at the Magic Kiln in Hancock. Create your own unique souvenirs!
- We have some of the greatest trail systems in the Midwest: The Swedetown Trails are located only minutes from the manor. They are excellent for dog walking, hiking, mountain biking, and running. Open-year round. See more info here.
- Visit an art gallery. There are many different art galleries in the area. There are at least 3 galleries in Calumet in including the Page Wiard Gallery; it features over 80 artists.
- See the Keweenaw Rocket Launch Site as discussed here.
- As our guest you are absolutely encouraged to tour our 13,000 sq foot mansion as well as the 7,000 sq ft Victorian mansion across the street. If you are not a guest, self-guided tours are available of the Laurium Manor Inn (11am-4pm Mon-Sun). Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children/students.