Horseshoe Harbor

Copper Harbor, Michigan

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A certain aura, a whiff of raw fury, hangs on the shoreline here. Even on a benign summer day, the stark reefs of eroded conglomerate rock seem to speak of the epic storms of November; wind and waves sending spray sky high, and a timeless clash between the lake and ancient bedrock. The Upper Peninsula and the Keweenaw have other notable wave-washed shores. This one though, with its exposed location and striking rock architecture, is a worthy contender for ranking as an icon. While the U.P. and the Keweenaw have other notable wave-washed shores, this one, with its exposed location and striking rock architecture, is a worthy contender for ranking as an icon. Begin your visit by walking north on a broad and rocky trail that starts opposite the trailhead’s parking pullouts. After a woodsy 0.3 mile, the trail emerges onto a rock cobble beach, the Lake Superior shore.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky (Falcon Guides)

A certain aura, a whiff of raw fury, hangs on the shoreline here. Even on a benign summer day, the stark reefs of eroded conglomerate rock seem to speak of the epic storms of November; wind and waves sending spray sky high, and a timeless clash between the lake and ancient bedrock. The Upper Peninsula and the Keweenaw have other notable wave-washed shores. This one though, with its exposed location and striking rock architecture, is a worthy contender for ranking as an icon.

While the U.P. and the Keweenaw have other notable wave-washed shores, this one, with its exposed location and striking rock architecture, is a worthy contender for ranking as an icon. Begin your visit by walking north on a broad and rocky trail that starts opposite the trailhead’s parking pullouts. After a woodsy 0.3 mile, the trail emerges onto a rock cobble beach, the Lake Superior shore.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Copper Harbor
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: The Nature Conservancy, (906) 225-0399, www.tnc.org
Local Maps: USGS Fort Wilkins
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Harbor

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