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Houghton, Michigan

 

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Welcome to the City of Houghton...a nice place to live.  Houghton is located within the Keweenaw Peninsula a four season scenic wonderland.  Surrounded by water with numerous inland lakes and streams, this area provides some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, and with an annual average of 180 inches of snowfall, this area is a focal point for winter sport enthusiasts.  Houghton is also home to Michigan Technological University, recognized as a national and international leader in engineering, science, and business.  Add to this modern, well-staffed and equipped schools from pre-school to adult education, and you have a nice place to live. Nowhere in the country is there greater diversity offered in the arts.  Michigan's art galleries feature contemporary art, traditional fine art, glass art, prints, sculpture, fine art photography and other types of visual art.  If you are interested in collecting art or you would like to purchase some art, check out the art galleries results below and get started on your journey to the spectacular arts of Michigan.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Isle Royale National Park, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1869. Phone: (906) 482-0984. Isle Royale’s physical isolation and primitive wilderness challenged human use for centuries; ironically today it has become the Island’s main attraction. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this island park through hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring its rugged coast, or venturing into the depth of its shipwrecks.

A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, 1400 Townsend Drive, Michigan Technological University, 5th Floor EERC Building, Houghton, MI 49931. Since it's inception in 1902, the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum has housed one of the premiere crystal collections in North America and has showcased the world's finest display of minerals from Michigan's famous Lake Superior Copper District. Because of this, in 1990 the Michigan State legislature designated the museum as the "official Mineralogical Museum of Michigan." A Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Keweenaw Brewing Company {Breweries & Brew Pubs], 408 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-5596

The Library Restaurant & Brew Pub [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Restaurants], 62 Isle Royale St., Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 487-5882

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DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

Armando's Italian American Restaurant [Italian Cuisine Restaurants], 517 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-2003

Keweenaw Brewing Company {Breweries & Brew Pubs], 408 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-5596

The Library Restaurant & Brew Pub [Breweries & Brew Pubs, Restaurants], 62 Isle Royale St., Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 487-5882

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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Bayshore Inn, 17629 Bay Shore Road, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-9010

Cabin Au Bord Du Lac, 44250 Highway US41, Chassell, MI 49916, Phone: (906) 523-4580

Keweenaw Condo, 314 E. Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-6666

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Portage Lake Cabins, U.S. 41, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-8755

Ward's Haus, 46706 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 523-4221

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

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INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

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Down Wind Sports-Houghton [Canoe & Kayak Rentals] 308 Sheldon Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-2500

Emily Lake State Forest Campground, Baraga Field Office. Phone Number: (906) 353-6651. Houghton County - Access is off of the Emily Lake road. The road junction is 22 miles SW of Houghton on M-26 or 13 miles NE of the M-38 / M-26 junction. Emily Lake Road is paved for the first half mile and gravel past that. The campground is 2 1/2 miles south of M-26. Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 9 sites for tent and small trailer use located on the south shore of Emily Lake. This is a rustic campground with vault toilets, hand pump well. It has barrier free facilities. The campground is open from May through November. Emily Lake: Emily Lake is a deep 54-acre lake.

ATTENTION GEM & MINERAL HUNTERS. From the dumps of the various Isle Royal Mine shafts, located about two miles south of Houghton, prehnite and massive epidote can be collected, as well as clear, quartz crystals one-half inch or more in length. These were deposited in amygdules in the lava and in geodes.

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Keweenaw Underwater Preserve [Underwater Preserves, Scuba Diving], Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (800) 338-6660. In addition to shipwrecks, the Keweenaw is a popular area for exploring  underwater geologic formations. Large deposits of copper can be found in this region. Visibility throughout this preserve is generally very good and often exceeds 35 feet.

MI-TRALE Upper Peninsula Trails [ATV, ORV & Equestrian Trails], P.O. Box 43, Ontonagon, MI 49953, Phone: N/A. MI-TRALE offers over 520 miles of ATV, ORV and Horse trails in the Western Upper Peninsula all connected, signed and mapped. Our trails run through the towns of Atlantic Mine, Baraga, Bergland, Bruce Crossing, Ewen, Greenland, Hancock, Houghton, Iron River, Kenton, Lanse, Marenisco, Mass City, Ontonagon, Paulding, Rockland, Sidnaw, South Range, Toivola, Trout Creek, Watersmeet and White Pine. They also go through the Ottawa National Forest and Copper Country State Forest. From our trails you can ride to several Waterfalls, Bond Falls being one of them, Historic Sites like Adventure Mine and Victoria Settlement, many beautiful lakes ideal for a picnic, streams full of Brook Trout, majestic forests and quaint little UP towns with all the amenities you'll need lodging, dinning, fuel and shopping Come see what we have to offer for your ORV or Equestrian Vacation. MI-TRALE (Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment) is an alliance of multiple trail and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

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SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.

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Hancock Community Based Outpatient Clinic [VA Medical Facilities], 787 Market Street, Hancock, MI 49930-1495, Phone: (906) 482-7762

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SHOPPING:  Antique Shops & Flea Markets, Art & Craft Galleries, Florists, Gift Shops, Outlet Malls, Shopping Centers, Shopping Districts, and Specialty Shops

Keweenaw Brewing Company {Breweries & Brew Pubs], 408 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 482-5596

The Studio Gallery [Art & Craft Galleries], 514 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906)482-5100

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