The Keneenaw Peninsula, with its many lakes and streams in addition to Lake Superior, is a favorite destination for fishermen, including those who enjoy ice-fishing. Lake trout, salmon, white-fish, and walleye are area favorites. Other popular summer activities include biking, hiking, swimming, golfing at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s nine-hole picturesgue golf course, boating (especially sailing and kayaking), and scuba diving (dry suit recommended!). Our 600-foot shoreline is a spot chosen by many scuba enthusiasts due to the off-shore agate veins. There are professional guides available for fishing and scuba diving as well as hunting during deer and bear season.
With a average snowfall of 250 inches, snowmobiling and skiing (cross-country and down-hill) dominate the winter sports scene. Mt. Ripley is located 40 miles south in Hancock, but Mt. Bohemia—”extreme” skiing not for the amateur—is only 11 miles away at Lac La Belle. Dog-sled races and Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival ice sculptures also draw visitors to the area in the winter.