|Copper Harbor trail network is an IMBA designated Silver Level Ride Center||Can be off the beaten path (but this may be a Pro too!)|
|Western-like riding experience dubbed “the BC of the Midwest”||Not a ton of true beginner terrain (but they are adding more)|
|Rugged Lake Superior shoreline riding and views|
Copper Harbor is Michigan’s northernmost community, a small village that sits on a protruding peninsula deep into the clear blue waters of Lake Superior. It has world famous mountain biking and sea kayaking, and is the takeoff point for a trip to Isle Royale National Park, an archipelago of wilderness in Lake Superior.
THE BEST BIKING TRAILS
- The majority of the trails at Copper Harbor are rated intermediate – check out the popular Garden Brook (3 miles) and Woopidy Woo (2.5 miles) trails, or the longer Keweenaw Point trail (5.5 miles)
- For experienced riders, hit up Overflow and Flying Squirrel. Or try out the more technical trails like Red Trail and Paul’s Plunge.
COPPER HARBOR IS BEST KNOWN FOR
- It’s beautiful location on a rugged peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior
- Gateway to Isle Royale National Park
- Mountain biking mecca
- Year-round outdoor activities
WHERE TO RENT BIKES
Keweenaw Adventure Company is a highly rated outfitter that provides mountain biking rentals and tours. They also offer sea kayaking tours and rentals on Lake Superior and Isle Royale National Park.
WHERE TO CAMP
- Trails End Campground – rates start at $10 a night. Just 2 minutes away from downtown.
- Fort Wilkins Historic State Park – nightly rate starts at $30. The park is only 2 minutes away from Copper Harbor city center.
OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
- Sea kayaking on Lake Superior
- Isle Royale National Park – backcountry hiking, camping, swimming
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The weather from June to September is the perfect season for biking, hiking and camping. Winter months offer great skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking opportunities!