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Yes, It Is Only September, But?

Copper Harbor is part of the largest trail system in Michigan, comprised of 250 miles of groomed trails. Trails open Dec. 1 and close April 1, weather permitting, of course. With an average of 270 inches of snowfall, the trails are often blanketed in white.

So, while we are all waiting for the snow, come and check out the fall beauty of Copper Harbor.

The fall color season in the Copper Harbor area rivals anywhere else in the country! Our mixed woodlands, featuring a variety of deciduous trees blended with an abundance of coniferous species, deliver a stunning color show in autumn. The “Tree Tunnel” (US-41) coming into Copper Harbor is literally jaw-dropping in the fall.

Because Copper Harbor is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, which juts out into Lake Superior, it keeps its own “microclimate.” The weather can be very different from just 30 miles south. We also enjoy less severe temperatures, thanks to Superior. The important thing to remember is that the fall colors are later than those south of us. This area can peak two weeks later than Baraga, which is less than 100 miles south. Northern Wisconsin and the northern Lower Peninsula often lose leaves before Copper Harbor.

Every fall is different in timing but, typically, colors start to change toward the end of September and peak around the middle of October.

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