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Keweenaw-Bay is a small town located on the Bay of the same name in Upper Michigan's "Copper Country," which lies along the shores of Lake Superior in the northwestern part of the peninsula. The village of Keweenaw Bay is about six miles north of the town of Baraga and twenty miles south of Houghton. This unspoiled land is surrounded by wilderness, rugged hills, waterfalls, sandy beaches, and lighthouses and, of course, spectacular Lake Superior. Outdoor recreation abounds here, especially camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting, snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing. The Keweenaw Bay region is considered the gateway to Isle Royal National Park, which is probably the least visited national park in the country, not because of its' lack of appeal, but due to the 134,000-acre island's remoteness. Named a National Park in 1931, Isle Royal is a 45 mile long stretch of lush forest and jagged rocks that is accessed only by boat or float plane. The island contains 165 miles of hiking trails and boating, canoeing and fishing are available on the 42 inland lakes in the park. Other attractions in the Keweenaw Bay area include Coppertown U.SA., the Delaware Copper Mine Tour, the Seaman Mineral Museum, Keweenaw National Historic Complex and Fort Wilkins Historic Complex. The nearby town of Houghton is the largest city in the area and is the economic center for the Keweenaw Bay region.

Surrounding areas: Houghton, Michigan (18.2 mi), Lake Linden, Michigan (23.3 mi), Calumet, Michigan (26.7 mi), Wolverine, Michigan (28.4 mi), Big Bay, Michigan (35.7 mi)

Keweenaw Bay Vacation Rentals

Keweenaw Bay Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Barage Lakeside900 S US 41Baraga, MI5.7 mi.(906) 353-7123
Ojibwa Resort MotelRt 1 M-38Baraga, MI5.7 mi.(906) 353-7611
Super 8 Motel - Baraga790 Michigan AveBaraga, MI5.7 mi.(906) 353-6680
Country Inn & Suites919 Razorback DrHoughton, MI17.9 mi.(906) 487-6700
Holiday Inn Express1110 Century WayHoughton, MI18.2 mi.(906) 482-1066
Americinn Motel & Suites5101 S Sixth StCalumet, MI18.3 mi.(906) 337-6463
Super 8 Motel-houghton1200 E Lakeshore DrHoughton, MI18.4 mi.(906) 482-2240
Best Western Franklin SQ Inn820 Shelden AveHoughton, MI18.5 mi.(906) 487-1700
Downtowner Motel110 Shelden AveHoughton, MI18.6 mi.(906) 482-4421
Ramada99 Navy StHancock, MI18.8 mi.(906) 482-8400
Vic's CabinsKearsarge, MI28.8 mi.(906) 337-3703

Keweenaw Bay Weather & Climate

The Northern Region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a sparsely populated, rugged wilderness area with four seasons - mild summers, cool springs and cool autumns and cold winters. The climate is greatly influenced by Lake Superior, as well as cold, dry air coming from the Arctic region. The Lake acts as a giant humidifier, increasing the moisture content of the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow when it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfall, known as "snow squalls." The shores of Lake Superior are prone to this "lake effect" snow and have recorded up to 350 inches of snow in a single year. Average snowfall for this area is 177 days per year. In summer, the cooling lake breezes have a positive effect on the climate, keeping it from becoming too hot and uncomfortable.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 19°F 0°F 1.81 in. -
February 25°F 3°F 1.28 in. -
March 36°F 13°F 2.17 in. -
April 49°F 26°F 2.14 in. -
May 64°F 39°F 3.34 in. -
June 73°F 48°F 3.49 in. -
July 78°F 54°F 3.93 in. -
August 75°F 52°F 3.90 in. -
September 65°F 44°F 3.66 in. -
October 54°F 34°F 3.11 in. -
November 37°F 21°F 2.73 in. -
December 24°F 8°F 1.82 in. -

Keweenaw Bay Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Houghton County Memorial airport (CMX) located about 21 miles north of Keweenaw Bay in Hancock, Michigan, the Sawyer International airport (SAW) located approximately 62 miles southeast of Keweenaw Bay in Marquette, Michigan, the Ford airport (IMT) located roughly 74 miles south of Keweenaw Bay in Iron Mountain Kingsford, Michigan, and finally the Eagle River Union airport (EGV) located around 74 miles southwest of Keweenaw Bay in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Keweenaw Bay Attractions

Golf Courses
LAnse Golf CourseL'AnseMI7.8 mi.
Wyandotte Hills Golf ClubToivolaMI16.3 mi.
Michigan Tech University G CHoughtonMI18.2 mi.
Wyandotte ShoresWyandotteMI18.5 mi.
Branson Bay Golf CourseMasonMI19.4 mi.
Eldorado Golf CourseMasonMI19.4 mi.
Mason Hills Golf CourseMasonMI19.4 mi.
Calumet Golf ClubCalumetMI26.3 mi.
Wildwood Lakes Golf CourseWolverineMI27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Porcupine MountainsOntonagonMI39.3 mi.
Ski BruleIron RiverMI53.6 mi.
Marquette MountainMarquetteMI55.9 mi.
IndianheadWakefieldMI74.1 mi.
Pine MountainIron MountainMI74.5 mi.
Big PowderhornBessemerMI79.0 mi.
Mount ZionIronwoodMI84.9 mi.
Mount AshwabayBayfieldWI110.5 mi.
Lutsen MountainLutsenMN116.3 mi.
State Parks
McLain State ParkMI26.1 mi. 

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