The Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trails were designated as one of five new IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) EPIC Rides across the entire country in October 2009. Now one of only 48 such Epic's in the world, the Copper Harbor Trails are now considered by IMBA to be some of the best of the best! This is the first Epic Ride designation for any trails in the U.P., and only the second in the entire State (High Country Pathway)...Go to IMBA website
Brockway Mountain Drive -
Brockway Mountain features the highest scenic roadway in the Midwest and has some of the best views in Upper Michigan, surrounded by miles of water, trees and sky.
Midwest Living Magazine named Copper Harbor
- One of 6 Great Midwest Lake Towns
- 100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
From MDOT: "The first road designated as a Scenic Heritage Route was the eighteen-mile segment of US-41 from Central to Copper Harbor in Keweenaw County in the Upper Peninsula. The uniqueness of this road is its forest and how the trees, some as close sas three feet from the edge of the pavement, form a complete canopy over most of the entire length of the Heritage Route. This road provides access to such recreational resources as Lake Superior beaches, Copper Harbor, Historic Fort Wilkins state park, hunting, fishing, and fall color touring."
The Michigan Heritage Route Program, created by the Public Act 69 of 1993, is designed to identify, inventory, protect, enhance, and in some cases, promote state trunklines and adjacent land with distinctive or unique scenic, cultural, or historic qualities.
The first 18 miles of the route were designated as a Scenic Heritage Route in 1994 from Central to Copper Harbor, then extended southwesterly to Mohawk in 2002 and then to Houghton in the spring of 2004.
A National Scenic Byway - US-41 has proved itself unique and scenic with historical interest. It has been listed as a National Scenic Byway. This part of of US-41 is called the Copper Country Trail.
From NSB: The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States.