Houghton Township

Top Adventures in Houghton Township

  • Backpack to Moskey Basin

    While it is only accessible by boat or plane, Isle Royale National Park is well worth the added travel arrangements. We took the Ranger III Ferry out of Houghton, MI, but there are a few other options depending on where you depart from (www.nps.go...

    24 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Lookout Louise

    Starting at the Tobin Harbor day use dock kayak/canoe northeast or out of the inlet towards Lake Superior. Stay on the left side of the inlet for roughly a mile. You will pass several small chains of islands so stay to the left. You will come upon...

    2 miles

  • Backpack 5 Nights on the East Side of Isle Royale

    The trip starts with a ferry trip to Rock Harbor. Depending on where you are coming from there are a few options. The ferries generally run from May through September and they are weather dependent. Other options include chartering a plane or priv...

    58 miles

  • Backpack Rock Harbor to Lane Cove

    If coming from Michigan, take the ferry to Isle Royale from Copper Harbor. After a three-hour journey you will arrive at the park via the dock in Rock Harbor around lunchtime. After registering at the park office you can set off on a great 7-mile ...

    7 miles 500 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at the America Dock, Isle Royale NP

    Take the Kneutson Trail next to the lodge for 700 feet and you will come upon the America Dock. This century old dock provides a great view of the bay area and other smaller islands at sunset.

    0.6 miles

  • Hike Scoville Point, Isle Royale NP

    At a pretty even elevation, this four mile trail ranks as one of the top trails in the National Park system. Begin your hike on the Stoll Memorial Trail and continue until you hit the Scoville Trail. Follow the Scoville Trail for another roughly 6...

    4 miles

  • Hike to the Sea Lion of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

    Prior to the 1900s, this landmark a lion sitting on its haunches looking out to Perry Bay. The former shape of this natural arch inspired its name the Sea Lion. The lions head has fallen of but the name still continues. The softer sedimentary rock...

    1.3 miles 0 ft gain

  • Camp at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

    We drove into Marie Louise Lake Campground in the afternoon of the off season and found the campground office closed. Luckily for us, there is a pay kiosk that takes credit cards (bonus) so after we drove around to find a walk-up site we came back...

  • Backpack Isle Royale 'Eastern Half' Loop

    My boyfriend and I did this loop in August of 2018. This was our first trip to Isle Royale, and we planned out this specific loop based on our previous hiking experiences, as well as to try and see a lot of different areas of the island in the lim...

    60 miles

  • Backpack Isle Royale NP's Greenstone Ridge Trail

    Isle Royale National Park consists of Isle Royale, a fifty mile long and nine mile wide island in Lake Superior, and about 45 smaller islands around (and within) it. Remote and undeveloped, the shores can be visited by watercraft, but the only way...

    35 miles

  • Backpack Windigo to South Lake Desor, Isle Royale NP

    This guide assumes that hikers have already made their journey by either float plane or charter ship to the Windigo Port on the West end of the island of Isle Royale National Park.As mentioned above, this section hike of the Greenstone Ridge Trail...

    11.3 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike to Huginnin Cove in Isle Royale NP

    Huginnin Cove is located on the west side of the island close to Windigo and is a great day hike.  Many people feel it's an even better overnight trip.  If you're going to be spending the night on the island, you must first go through the orientat...

    9.4 miles 0 ft gain

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