Snag a Slice of Heaven at The Jampot

Photo Credit - Jesse Land

Wooden sign directing visitors to the store

Thank you to Jesse Land for sharing his story of a trip to Keweenaw’s Jampot! We know this destination will make it to many people’s must-visit lists!

My wife and I had each heard raves about the Jampot prior to our trip to the Keweenaw, but no one we spoke to could remember exactly where it was or what it was called. And we’d heard that monks ran the place. Monks! That right there made us want to check it out, because monks are inherently cool.

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An Ultimate Silent Sports Weekend


The bar area of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor Michigan in winter.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Aaron Peterson, a Michigan Travel Ideas contributing photographer, revels in the snow by enjoying a day of cross country skiing in Michigan along with other fun winter activities at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, open for its winter season the second time in more than 75 years.

The Keweenaw Peninsula has always had a magnetic pull on me. Even though I’ve lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for 10 years, whenever a long weekend rolls around my thoughts swing north like a compass needle to that 50-mile spine of land slicing into Lake Superior. Once north of Houghton, it seems as if every mile up the Keweenaw takes you further back in time to a lost vacation kingdom. The faded former mining towns get smaller. The tree-lined roads get narrower. The snow gets deeper.

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Western U.P. Smallmouths

Dan Donarski is back with more great Pure Michigan fishing tips for you!

Smallmouth bass have really captivated me of late. They are very dependable under almost all weather conditions and they are found throughout the U.P. here’s a quick look at three of my favorite places to fish them when I get the hankering to drive well west into the far reaches of the U.P.

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