Copper Harbor became the Gateway to Isle Royale in the 1930s when the first ferry boats began sailing charters to the remote and rugged island wilderness. Our village has become the principal port of departure for visitors to America’s great island national park, currently on the 100-foot ferry the Isle Royale Queen IV. The Queen is a fast, comfortable, and safe ship that makes one of the longest ferry runs across open waters in the United States. The Donald Kilpela family has held the franchise for this national park service since 1971. Crossing time on the Queen is 3 hours and 45 minutes. Conditions on Lake Superior in summer are mostly favorable for enjoyable crossings to the magnificent Isle Royale wilderness.
>Website | 906-289-4437 | Brockway & Waterfront Landing (5th Street)
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Respect the van. And take a lift to the top! Safe your time and your legs – catch a lift on the shuttle and take advantage of gravity. Keweenaw Adventure Company’s Downhill Mountain Bike Shuttle acts as if a chairlift operation at a ski hill. Day Passes are available for Tuesday/Friday, 4pm-9pm and Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5:30pm. Ride your own bike or rent one. Reservations recommended – will accommodate walk-ins based on availability. Visit website to book online or call to learn more.
Website | Phone: 906-289-4303 | US-41 & 2nd Street
Open Summer Season
When in Copper Harbor be sure to visit the Welcome Center for area information. We are proud of our Welcome Center. It’s full of great info, displays and history as well as being visually appealing!
The Welcome Center is located in the township hall along with the post office. It is attended and open in the summer only. In addition to information, you can find free WiFi as well as fax service during open hours.
When the Welcome Center is closed, you can still browse numerous brochures available in the lobby 24 hours a day. There are public restrooms in building available around the back of the building.
Phone: 906-289-4274 | US-41 and 2nd Street in the Grant Township building.
Kayak, Canoe & SUP
Looking to get out on-the-water? Keweenaw Adventure Company has the equipment and gear you need . Rent a canoe, sit-on-top kayak or stand-up-paddle-board to explore one of the region’s many beautiful in-land lakes. Sea kayaks (with a few prerequisites) may be rented for Lake Superior and Isle Royale expeditions. Reservations recommended – will accommodate walk-ins based on availability. Visit website to book online or call to learn more.
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge has a loop trail for guests to snowshoe on the Lodge property, which measures approximately 2 miles. The trail is conveniently located right outside the cabins and is a mix of wooded terrain and open spaces that skirt the golf course, and under the rocky outcrops on the back of the property. One can bring your own snowshoes, or rent a pair at the Lodge. In addition, Altai Hok skis are also for rent, which allow one to carve your own trail. A blend of snowshoes and cross country skis, these skis have skins that climb with ease and will glide down hills as you explore the backcountry. Their short, wide design makes them incredibly maneuverable, ideal for exploring un-groomed terrain.
Learn more here or call 906-289-4652.
Bikes and other rentals
Get your ride on! Whether looking for wheels to cruise about town, family-friendly pathways or the world-class singletrack trails, Keweenaw Adventure Company has got you covered! From high-end Tech Enduro Downhill bikes, to the most popular Dual Suspension, to the Hard Tail or Fat Bike, their fleet of Trek and Kona mountain bikes is truly one of the best selections in the Midwest. Comfort (hybrid) bikes are also available for more casual adventuring around the village and gravel trails within the Township. Helmets are included. A downhill mountain bike shuttle service is available. Reservations recommended – will accommodate walk-ins based on availability. Visit website to book online or call to learn more.
Boats for use on Lake Fanny Hooe
We offer boat rentals; canoes, rowboats (no motors) and kayaks, for use on Lake Fanny Hooe by the half day and full day. A half day is four hours and a full day is eight hours. Boat rentals are offered all season long, weather permitting.
Website | Phone: 906-289-4451 | 1/4 mi south of US-41 on 2nd Street