Keweenaw Acres Vacation Home For Rent
This secluded but centrally located home allows easy day trips to:
* Copper Harbor, 1.5 hours
* Porcupine Mountains, 1.5 hours
* Keweenaw National Historic Park, 30 minutes
* Isle Royale National Park Offices and ferry dock, 20 minutes
* Historic Houghton and Hancock, 20 minutes
* Bishop Baraga Shrine, 20 minutes
* Ojibwa Casino, 20 minutes
* Antique and gift shops in Chassell, 5 minutes
* Lake Superior and Portage Lake, 5 minutes
* Michigan Technological University, 15 minutes
* Arnheim and Sturgeon Sloughs wildlife refuge and nature trails with great bird watching, 5 minutes
* Or just stay on the farm and enjoy the pond, sauna, hiking, Jacuzzi spa, berry picking, bird watching, northern lights, and the nighttime calls of owls, coyotes, or wolves.
* Swimming at Chassell Bay is as close as 5 minutes, go to the big slide park in Houghton
* Wild fruit picking throughout the summer season, blueberries all of August. U-pick blueberry and strawberry farms nearby.
* Great fall bird and deer hunting on the premises or nearby
* Fantastic fall colors throughout the area
* Houghton—Hancock has great arts/crafts shops and restaurants including the Library and Keweenaw microbreweries.
* The Seaman Mineralogical Museum at Michigan Tech University has an incredible gem and mineral collection
* Hiking trails, fishing, lighthouses, and boating are all nearby
* Sunset cruises on Lake Superior
* Several state parks nearby
Seasonal Considerations— Hazards:
* You or your children can drown in the pond, it is up to 10 feet deep and has steep slopes off some shores. Watch your children at all times!
* This house is NOT located in a suburban or urban area where the natural world has been completely tamed. The good part is seeing and hearing all kinds of wildlife, but you must also accept other natural hazards like biting insects. May and June are the worst months in the UP for mosquitoes and ticks. We have deer ticks—not the kind that are common transmitters of Lyme disease, which is very rare here. A flea and tick collar works well for the dogs. Tuck your pants in your socks and avoid brushy areas. Check your clothing before you come inside and your body when you take a shower. Ticks can be easily pulled out and not worth a panic attack.
* Spring and fall are incredible here. The natural beauty is amazing during the outbreak of spring, best during the first two weeks of May. The fall colors are spectacular during the last week of September and the first two weeks of October.
Great fall colors
Shaded picnic area, fire pit near pond
Spring view over the point extending into the pond. The blueberry orchard is in the distance.
Sunset view from house