Canoecopia, billed as the largest consumer paddlesport show in the world, is held in Madison, Wisconsin each year in March and signals the start of the paddlesport buying and trip planning season in upper Midwest.
This year, we are hitting the road to promote the Keweenaw Peninsula as a “can’t miss” paddling and outdoor adventure destination and of course, Northwinds Adventures as THE place to call home when you are visiting the area. We will also be promoting a couple of events we have on the calendar for 2018. The first event is the 4th of July Family Camp. It takes place July 1st to July 6th and features some fun family friendly excursions, daily breakfast, and plenty of free time to enjoy our camp and everything else the Keweenaw has to offer. Lodging options range from beautiful 1,2, or 3 bedroom vacation homes to rustic, summer camp style wall tents.
Paddle Board fun on our private lake
The Pines wall tent village
September has Northwinds Adventures partnering with Northology to create the Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat ( K.O.A.R. ). This event will bring the Midwest Overland community together along with some vendors for some early fall fun and community building.
Overland sunrise at Northwinds Adventur
Enjoying the waterfront on Love Lake
In the meantime, check out Northwinds Adventures on Facebook to stay on top of everything we have going on!
Family vacations are becoming more and more popular these days. I’m not talking about your garden variety, “Mom, Dad and the kids go camping” family vacation. I’m talking about the ENTIRE family: Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Cousins…EVERYONE! It’s common to see groups of extended family all heading to the same destination at the same time. It’s a great way to travel and can be very economical if it’s planned right.
Family beach time on our private lake
No matter what time of the year you are considering a group vacation, Northwinds Adventures is a perfect destination to host your extended family or large group.
Our brand new and newly renovated vacation homes boast the following amenities: 8 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 4 fully stocked modern kitchens, all on 220 beautiful acres just 7 minutes outside of downtown Houghton MI. In addition to the 8 bedrooms, there are also pull out sofas, futons and Cabelas Deluxe Outfitters cots for additional sleeping capacity. At certain times of the year, you may even have access to a 2 bedroom heated and insulated bunkhouse that sleeps 8 people as well as our unique canvas wall tent villages (great for those adventurous teenagers in the family who’d like a little space of their own!). Free time can be enjoyed hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing our private network of over 5 miles of trails traversing the property.
The above cabins are open all 4 seasons and have A/C in the summer and cozy wood stoves for the cold weather months. All 4 cabins can be rented for a total of $1000 per night with a 3 night minimum (peak season rates) with discounts available from Oct 31 – Dec 15 and April 1 – May 15. Compare that to what it would cost you for hotel rooms and that might get you 5-6 rooms at best!
Love Palace kitchen and dining
Da Barn at sunrise
We also have a “deluxe” family or group vacation package available at certain times of the year. This includes all of the cabins, access to our beach-side event center that features a commercial kitchen, dining hall that seats up to 60 and you’ll have the entire 10 acre private lake with all of our paddlesport equipment to yourselves for the duration of your stay!
The Keweenaw Peninsula is a fabulous outdoor adventure destination featuring almost any outdoor activity you can dream up! We can even help coordinate some group activities including guided kayak tours, Michigan Tech’s High Ropes Course or take you on an off pavement ATV tour on some beautiful trails to some picturesque remote beaches at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula!
Side by Side fun!
Come on up to the Keweenaw for some family bonding!
Brand new Walleye and Brook Trout cabins
Brook Trout interior
Summer is officially behind us and despite the recent Indian Summer, fall is certainly just around the corner. The Keweenaw Peninsula still offers plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast! If you are making the trip up for some late season hiking, waterfall chasing, Agate hunting or to visit your college student at Finlandia or Michigan Tech, check out our low season rates! Our 4 vacation homes are a terrific alternative to staying in a hotel in town.
The Love Palace
Love Palace kitchen and dining
Da Barn from the backyard
Da Barn interior
Cabins feature fully stocked kitchens, satellite TV, large decks for relaxing with your morning coffee and of course our 220 acres provides a great opportunity to wander and relax. Feel free to slide a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board into our private 10 acre lake to paddle and take in the fall foliage!
Call Michelle to book directly! 920-606-5639 (2 night minimum on all cabins for low season)
Da Barn: 1.5 bedroom, 1.5 bath ($100 per night)
Walleye and Brook Trout cabins: 2 bedroom, 1 bath ($125 per night)
Love Palace: 3 bedroom, 2 full bath ($200 per night)
Call Michelle (920 606 5639) to check availability and to take advantage of low season rates!
Are you making the trip to the Houghton area and looking for something fun to do that takes you off the beaten path? Copper Harbor lies about 45 miles northeast of Northwinds Adventures and marks the northern most point of Highway 41. If you choose, you can turn right around and head 1990 miles south, ending up in Miami, FL. However, if you have a taste for adventure, you can explore beyond Copper Harbor, past the end of Highway 41 and see some very cool, interesting (not to mention gorgeous) sites. Even though the paved highway ends, there is a substantial network of trails, gravel and logging roads to be explored, some of which lead right up to the waters edge! With a Jeep, truck or other high clearance vehicle, much of this area is accessible to you. However, if you are reluctant to take your sedan or minivan into an area that may lay claim to your muffler or bumper, consider booking a guided UTV tour with Northwinds Adventures. Our late model Kawasaki Teryx 4’s are capable and comfortable and can get you to places that would otherwise be very difficult to access. You’ll see Horseshoe Harbor, The Point Trail, High Rock Bay, the NASA Missile Launch Site, Keystone Bay and Fishermans Cove. Generally the tour takes about 4 hours. Even though we’ll be doing the driving, you’re the boss! If you’d like to linger on a beach and look for the ever elusive Lake Superior Agate or simply sit back and relax and listen to the waves, you are welcome to do so. We’ll meet you at the trailhead in Copper Harbor so you’ll have your vehicle for shopping and dining once the tour is over. We can take 3 passengers on one machine, if you require more seats, we’ll take two! Tours will be offered into the fall until the weather no longer cooperates and will begin after the snow leaves in Spring. Contact Rob if you’d like to discuss dates and rates! firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 920 621 2176
Word is starting to get out about the property at Northwinds Adventures and how perfect it is to host a large gathering in the Houghton, MI area. On July 23rd, Northwinds Adventures hosted the 150th Anniversary celebration of local church, St. Peter and Paul. About 300 people turned out to help celebrate the event and although the day started out gray and a little on the cool side, the clouds eventually gave way to some sun and warmer temps in the afternoon, allowing many folks to enjoy the beautiful waterfront area.
A pig roast, a dozen smoked turkeys and a huge pot luck made up the wonderful meal, served buffet style in the beachside event center. A large event tent was provided by Superior Event Rentals of Houghton MI and entertainment was provided by recording artist, Tony Memmel.
If you are looking for a unique location for your group event, contact Rob at Northwinds Adventures to talk about the endless possibilities. Whether you are planning a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat or company picnic, Northwinds Adventures will help make it memorable!
Northwinds Adventures has officially added 2 beautiful new vacation homes to the property. The Walleye and Brook Trout Cabins officially opened up at the end of June. Both cabins are newly constructed and feature all the comforts of home! 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, central air, gas forced air furnace, wood stove, brand new kitchen appliances, satellite TV and awesome exterior decks for lounging. The interiors of the great room are floor to ceiling wood and provide a real “up north” feel. These will be perfect for your stay in the Keweenaw whether you’re coming up to enjoy our spring or summer or the many winter sports the area has to offer.
The nightly rental is $200 and we ask for a 3 night minimum. Located about a hundred yards from the beach on our private lake, they are both convenient and offer privacy and solitude as well. Come and stay at Northwinds Adventures and enjoy our 220 acres all within a short, 7 minute drive to Houghton, MI!
Go to VRBO.com to check out availability and to book on line. VRBO for Brook Trout cabin is 1045947 and VRBO ID for Walleye is 1045937.
Fat Bikes have been steadily gaining in popularity over the last few years and we decided to rent a couple last weekend for some fun on the Northwinds Adventures property. Although we have not been grooming trails specifically for winter riding, we discovered that our snow track clad Jeep makes excellent bike tracks! It didn’t take long to realize that we need to add a couple of fat tire equipped bikes to our gear wish list. It was an absolute blast! If you are planning a trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, there are a few local trail options to check out (Michigan Tech trails in Houghton, Churning Rapids in Hancock and Swedetown in Calumet). Cross Country Sports in Calumet rents quality fat tire bikes for $30 per day if you are curious and want to see what the fuss is all about. If you are staying with us at Northwinds Adventures, let us know ahead of time if you are bringing your fat bike and we will make some trails on the property especially for you! With 220 private acres, we’ve got plenty of room!
Snowy morning view of Da Barn
View of the “old homestead” located on the property
First snow shoe line of the season!
Lots of interesting old implements from days of old!
The Love Palace on the shores of our very own Love Lake!
Winter is an amazing season to visit the Keweenaw Peninsula and Northwinds Adventures is a terrific place to call home while you’re here! We have two beautiful vacation rentals ( VRBO #772672 for the 3 bedroom and VRBO #633382 for the one bedroom ) and 220 acres to explore via snowshoe or cross country skis. We are conveniently located about 6 miles outside of Houghton and just 2 miles from the Bill Nichols trail in Atlantic Mine, MI. If you are into downhill skiing and snowboarding, Mont Ripley is a wonderful ski hill located right across the canal in Hancock and Mount Bohemia, located about 30 minutes farther up the peninsula, is gaining notoriety as one of the most spectacular ski areas in the entire Midwest! We really have it all!
7 person wall tents ready for your stay
Our wall tent villages are up and ready to host campers! We have 5 person and 7 person wall tents currently available and 4 additional 8 person wall tents that will be up in about a week. If you have a group interested in coming to the Keweenaw area for kayaking, mountain biking, or hiking, check out our unique lodging options!