For being just 2.5 square miles in size, Copper Harbor offers a lot to do, from biking, hiking and fishing to souvenir shopping and craft beer sipping.
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- An extra app for texting or calling, as cell service is almost nonexistent in Copper Harbor.
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If that’s not a good enough reason for you to get there early, the thimbleberry doughnuts at Jamsen’s bakery should be. (Before you ask, yes, they’re worth waiting in line for.)
Take your breakfast to the harbor and sip your coffee while watching the early riser fishermen bring in their haul.
From there, you can spend an easygoing day exploring the local sites and shops.
Discover funky folk art and artisanal crafts at the Laughing Loon, stock up on moccasins, pocket knives and indigenous-inspired jewelry at Thunderbird Gifts, and peruse books, puzzles and postcards at Grandpa’s Barn.
Alternatively, you could chase some thrills at Copper Harbor’s silver-level mountain bike trail network, or enlist the guidance of Keweenaw Adventure Company for a paddle to Keweenaw Point.
Fresh Coast Tip
No matter how you spend your day in “The Harbor,” make sure to pay a visit to the overlook on Brockway Mountain Drive for the best photo opp of this picturesque little village.
Refuel with a whitefish taco at Rockskippers Food Truck and a cold pint at Brickside Brewery, then spend the afternoon exploring Fort Wilkins State Park, Hunter’s Point or Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, or visit Lake Fanny Hooe for world-class walleye fishing.
For dinner, you could get fancy at the Harbor Haus (reservations are recommended), keep it casual at Mariner North, or ransack the gourmet goods at The Genny (aka the Gas Lite General Store) for a campground feast.
Photo: Amanda Taivalkoski / @amandeliini