Fall is my favorite time of year — and not just because I have a fall birthday. I love the smell of apples ripening, leaves beginning to decay, and that indescribable aroma of summer slipping into autumn.
This fall is especially wonderful. While the leaves’ colors are changing to their more vibrant hues, the weather has been unusually mild.
If ever there was a perfect time to be up north, this is it. Read on to discover five reasons to visit the Keweenaw.
1. The Northern Lights
So many people have been lucky enough to get gorgeous views of the Northern Lights more than once this summer. Fall promises to bring more opportunities.
The exhibits are intriguing, and the Eagle Harbor scenery is stunning. Below are some pictures from a field trip I went on with a class from school last week.
3. Fort Wilkins and the View From Copper Harbor
If you’re heading up to Eagle Harbor, you should really consider driving just a jot farther north to Copper Harbor. Fort Wilkins is an incredible interactive history experience at any time, but fall enhances the scenery to beyond gorgeous.
4. It’s a Perfect Time to Take a Hike
There are so many places to take a relaxing — or rigorous, depending on your hiking level — hike through the woods or on a trail. The leaves provide a stunning backdrop while you breathe in that crisp fall air.
5. The Delaware Mine
If you haven’t been to the Delaware Mine, I suggest you take time to visit. Along with Tom’s pet skunk, there are above-ground sights and a chance to descend 100 steps into a once-working mine.
With Halloween right around the corner, this self-guided tour would make for a great spooky adventure. The bats are beginning to hibernate, and you can see them hanging from the roof of the mine. But, sssshhhh, don’t wake them, or they could get sick and die from waking too early.
There are a multitude of places to see and things to do in the Keweenaw each fall. If you get a chance to visit some of our favorite places, comment what you think of it.