Adventure options for Keweenaw Base Camp are listed below. For groups signing up for a week of Limitless, Passage, or Service please feel free to pick a favorite or two to request for your trip to Copper Country! There is no additional cost for Adventure options.
The journey is rigorous, but the destination is worth it! Drive deep into the Keweenaw backcountry and then hike up and up until the trees clear and you are left with a breathless 180 degree view of Lake Superior. This excursion is truly a KBC favorite and requires a group mentality of strength and perseverance.
Of the many outstanding waterfall destinations in the Keweenaw, Hungarian Falls is one of the most spectacular. Hike the trails up the steep slopes as you make your way up to the large waterfall which drops 35 feet! Explore around and underneath many of the upper falls and even go for a swim in the crystal clear pools on a hot day. Hike the trails and enjoy the rush of water as you truly become one with God’s creation.
Directly on the shore of Lake Superior this former copper powerhouse is now a place of adventure and discovery. The once booming town of Freda has the remains of the Champion Mill slowly decaying into further ruin. There is ample room for exploration and has a perfect view of the sunset over the lake just a short drive away from KBC.
At the tip of the Peninsula this hidden gem of a park has hiking trails and miles of beach ready to be explored! Jump into Lake Superior, chill on a rock beach or hike further down the trails to see Porter’s Island.
The oldest growth of trees in the Keweenaw sit nestled deep into the top of the peninsula. These towering giants whisper of times of old as you hike a leisurely trail through the miles of forest.
Jacob’s Falls & Jampot
Waterfalls. Jam. Sweets. Monks. What more could you ask of this adventure along the western side of the Keweenaw? Hike up the steep side of Jacob’s Falls or enjoy the view from below and don’t forget to stop in Jampot for all your goodies and jam made from the berries of the Keweenaw!
There are so many adventure options that we can’t list them all on our website! Let us know a category: waterfalls, hiking, views, beaches, or surprise us! And we will seek out an adventure suited for your group!
Paid Adventure options for Keweenaw Base Camp are listed below. These adventures are available at an additional cost to offset fees from the professional outdoor services. Limitless programs are allowed to select one of these paid adventures as a part of their experience.
Keweenaw Base Camp teams up with Keweenaw Adventure Company to offer beautiful kayaking excursions on Lake Superior. Receive instruction from experienced guides before climbing into your kayak and taking on “Da’ Big Lake.” Explore miles of shoreline crevices and islands as you paddle through the crystal clear water.
Believe it or not, the Keweenaw Peninsula is home to several world-class mountain biking circuits. Whether your group is looking for a scenic ride through the rolling hills of the countryside, or wants to be challenged on some of the world’s best singletrack, the Keweenaw has what you need! This excursion is for groups looking to test themselves physically in this rugged country.
Adventure Mine Tour
If you’re looking for extreme, you found it! Hiking deep into this mine is just the start, as you then have the option to put on a harness and rappel 80 feet to the deepest levels. Explore to your heart’s content as copper can still be found in this historic mine.
Quincy Mine Tour
Explore a copper mine just 8 miles from KBC! Start above ground overlooking the entire city of Houghton as you learn how the mine came to be during the copper boom decades ago. Then follow their path as you and your group venture several hundred feet down into the mine to view equipment left behind and find out how miners in the early 1900’s risked their lives using primitive tools to dig out precious copper.
Challenge yourself and your group as you put on your harness and climb 25 feet up to encounter the many aerial challenges on Michigan Tech’s high ropes course. Conquer your fear of heights as you take on each new challenge, and finish your experience by flying down the zip line! There are elements suited to any skill level, making this the ideal excursion for the truly adventurous group.