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 nationâ€™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:
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.