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Brockway Mountain nets Keweenaw more national recognition

The Keweenaw is on a roll, with another national honor for the abundant scenery being awarded to the area. Fox News says that Brockway Mountain Drive in Copper Harbor is one of the ten best roads in America to see fall color.

Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Brad Barnett says, “Brockway Mountain Drive combines the best of the outdoors and the area’s history. Coupled with its accessibility, it’s a fantastic attraction.”

Fox News had some interesting facts about the road, which dates to the Great Depression. It is the highest elevated stretch of pavement in the middle of the country between Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains and the Rockies.

Fox News placed Brockway Mountain in the same company as locations from North Carolina to Upstate New York, and as far west as Arizona.

The full press release is below.

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It’s been a busy fall season for the Keweenaw Peninsula this year, but it may stay that way for the next few years if it continues to receive national recognition. The latest comes from Fox News, which listed Brockway Mountain Drive in its Top 10 most beautiful fall drives in the United States.

“It’s really exciting to have our destination featured on the national stage,” shared Brad Barnett, executive director of the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Brockway Mountain Drive combines the best of the outdoors and the area’s history. Coupled with its accessibility, it’s a fantastic attraction.”

Brockway Mountain Drive is a historic 9.5-mile scenic route outside of Copper Harbor in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Recognized as the highest paved route between the Rockies and the Alleghenies, the drive offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw wilderness. It has become a popular spot for fall color enthusiasts and has received recent recognition as a prime leaf-peeping spots by publications such as Lake Superior Magazine and MLive.com.

From the article: “[Brockway Mountain visitors] will be rewarded with the jaw-dropping landscapes of Lake Superior and the Keweenaw’s craggy ruggedness. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can certainly be savored from the car, but there are also plenty of hiking and biking trails nearby for those interested in chasing some outdoor thrills.”

For the full list, visit Fox News here.

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