These day trip planning guides are perfect for active, adventurous travelers with time to explore.

Whether you’re planning your very first trip to the Keweenaw or an annual Lake Superior traveler, our personally curated trip guides aim to inspire you to get out and get moving. Each day is packed with adventures like hikes, waterfalls, nature sanctuaries, local history, and of course–delicious local food and drinks. All you have to do is book your cabin and show up!

Here you’ll find a sneak peek of what to expect on each day, and you can follow the links to view, download, and/or print each day’s full trip guide.

Day 1: Explore Copper Harbor

On your first day in the Keweenaw, you’ll head to the north side of the peninsula to explore and hike the scenic Copper Harbor area. Waterfalls, nature sanctuaries, and old-growth forests make this trip every nature lover’s dream.

Day 2: Hike Lac La Belle

Choose your own adventure with several hike options based on your experience level. However you get your steps in, sensational views and more waterfalls are in store, with several delicious meals throughout the day.

Day 3: Visit the Calumet area

You’re off to the east and south sides of the peninsula via historic Calumet. Each hour is filled with waterfalls and natural wonders, some local history, and outstanding food and drink.

Know before you go:

As you’re planning your getaway to the Keweenaw, keep in mind that the peninsula is a destination. We recommend baking in plenty of travel time on either side of your stay to make the most of your time while you’re here. A four-night, five-day trip is ideal!

We also advise printing and/or downloading the trip guides before you leave home, as the Keweenaw is infamous for the lack of cell signal and spotty wifi.

If you have any questions about planning your trip, please let us know! We love helping visitors create a magical experience here in the most beautiful place on earth.

Keweenaw Peninsula Trip Guides were curated by Fresh Coast Cabins + Friends. Collectively, we have over 15 years spent on these roads, in these woods, and supporting this community.

Photo by Drew Mason

Lynn and Jason Makela in front of Cabin 9

About Us

We’re Lynn and Jason Makela, and we love cabins. Our years-in-the-making vision came to life in 2020 when we purchased nine cabins on a picturesque piece of Lake Superior shoreline. Each cabin, and the lodge, were in much need of repair and love, giving us a blank slate to create a curated cabin experience for those willing to adventure to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula—the most beautiful place on earth.