Road trip through Michigan Ghost Towns

The article “This Haunting Road Trip Through Michigan Ghost Towns Is One You Won’t Forget” describes a place in Michigan that I plan to visit on the Northern States Tour.

Much of the Upper Peninsula was home to copper mines, where entire towns were built from the ground up during the 19th century. By the turn of the 20th century, many of these communities fell into disrepair when the mines ceased operation. Others are still going, though they’re now sleepy burgs in comparison.

We know you love taking road trips, especially this time of year, so we put together one such excursion to be take in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The trip only takes a couple of hours and you get to catch a glimpse of many of the remains of these ghost towns along US 41. Along the way, you’ll also experience the vast natural beauty that makes up the UP.

I found myself myself hoping this area was on my agenda. It was and my plans included an overnight stay in the area on day 8. I’m looking forward to it!

The article has a number of photos from this former mining region. I have included one below.

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The footnotes of the photo mention the source as the Federal Highway Administration’s website on America’s Byways. This might be a source worth keeping handy on my trip. In past years, I found most scenic byways in this country are actually very scenic. I’ll put the link up here then I will know where to find it if I need it 🙂

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