The Copper Country
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, known as the Copper Country, offers numerous wilderness experiences to meet every adventure. You have found the place if you want to challenge your backpacking skills, kayaking, or camping in a pristine area. Michigan’s world-renown national park Isle Royale, located in the middle of Lake Superior and Keweenaw County, will meet all your expectations for a beautiful family vacation or a quick weekend getaway. Much of the Copper Country is rural with hills and valleys and is designated as state parks rich with wildlife waiting to explore. To name a few state parks to add to your bucket list, McLain State Park and Fort Wilkins Historic State Park are a sight for sore eyes and will not disappoint.
Did you know that two national parks and two of Michigan’s largest state parks exist in the Copper Country? Michigan’s largest undeveloped state park, Craig Lake State Park, lies in eastern Baraga County and is the most remote state park spanning more than 8,400 acres. While at the western end of Ontonagon County, you can visit, camp, hike, and fish at the Porcupine Mountain State Park, the largest state park and one of the few remaining large wilderness areas with roughly 60,000 acres. The Upper Penninsula has something for everyone and a place to visit during all four seasons. Plan your next trip to escape the city life and calm your inner self in a place many Michiganders call a little slice of heaven.