Brockway Mountain Drive Circle Tour
Brockway Mountain Drive is a secondary road that is an offshoot of Hwy M-26. The recommended “circle” is to take Hwy M-26 (Lakeshore Drive) west from Copper Harbor and enjoy lake views. Stop and take in Lake Superior at Hebard Park. The park also offers a nice picnic and grilling area. Further along, stop at Esrey Park to picnic, pick rocks or use the restrooms. There is a large rock outcropping that provides some great views at the top. A bit further you will near the west entry for Brockway Mountain Drive. If you get to the Silver River Falls parking area you’ve gone too far, but it’s a good place to turn around and to enjoy a pretty waterfall. Heading up Brockway from this end is a steady uphill drive for about 7 miles. When you reach the top head to the right for parking and 360 views! There are restrooms here too. On the way down to Copper Harbor, the drive is about 3 miles and is hilly with steeper grades. There are several pull-offs to stop and grab some photos. When you near the bottom, there is what we call the “nose” or “first lookout” from town. It’s a must stop to view the town, the harbor and Lake Superior.