Copper Country Trail

Department of Transportation.

Pure copper! In Michigan's northern wilderness you will find the legacy of a mining boom that produced over ten billion pounds of copper that assisted a nation’s growth. Today, the story of the Copper Country is told in the historic downtowns, mine shafthouses, and through the history of the people.


Getting to the Byway:

Duluth, MN

Green Bay, WI

Navigating the Byway:
###From Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Fort Wilkins * The Copper Country Trail begins at the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, the only road access to the Keweenaw Peninsula. * From the bridge, travel north on US-41 along the Keweenaw Peninsula approximately 47 miles to Copper Harbor, the site of restored Fort Wilkins.

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