Things to do and see in Copper Harbor

Local Attractions

Located in the northernmost part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the King Copper Motel is a comfortable, convenient base for exploring the scenic Copper Country region. We are located in the heart of Copper Harbor, across the street from the Isle Royale Marina and within walking distance from world-class dining, outdoor outfitters, and quaint local shops.


In the spring, summer, and fall, Copper Harbor offers fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. Take a sunset tour on the Isle Royale Queen, or rent a kayak to explore the Lake Superior shoreline. Local historic sites, like Fort Wilkins State Park, the Clark Copper Mine, and the Mandan ghost town are just minutes away, and Brockway Mountain is a popular destination for panoramic views.

Kayaking & Boating

Take a tour or bring your own! Our docks offer guests the convenience of getting out on the water with their personal watercrafts right from their rooms. Or, visit the Keweenaw Adventure Company to take a guided tour of the harbor. Sunset tours also available!

Mountain Biking

The Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trails are among the top 5 trail systems in the world! They have been awarded IMBA “Silver Level” Ride Center, something the locals are extremely proud of! You do not want to miss out on the fun and excitement. Don’t have a bike? No worries! Local rentals and tours are available throughout the summer with a shuttle service taking riders to the top of Brockway Mountain so you can skip right to the good part.


Anglers come from far and wide to fish the abundance of species in the waters of Lake Superior and local streams and rivers. Catch pike, trout, splake and more.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Only one mile outside of Copper Harbor, Fort Wilkins Historic State Park presents a restored 1844 military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior. The park also offers camping, day-use facilities, and playground facilities.

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

One of the first lighthouses to be constructed constructed on Lake Superior, the Copper Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1848. The original stone tower no longer exists, but the old light keeper dwelling remains and now serves as the lighthouse museum and the oldest remaining lighthouse dwelling on Lake Superior. Take the boat ride across the lake to step back in time.

Amazing Waterfalls

The Copper Harbor area is filled with scenic and majestic waterfalls. Some are right along the roadways while others take a little bit of a hike, but are well worth the effort. They are all magnificent, especially during spring runoff when white water is rushing to the lake.