Fall Adventure of a Lifetime in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Most of us will take a day trip through long and winding roads throughout the Lower and Upper Peninsula, just to see spectacular fall colors in Michigan.
But what if there was something even better than this? Something that would blow your mind on a perfectly clear day, somewhere in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Can you picture yourself being able to see lake Superior and Canada from 26 stories high, on top of a ski jumping hill?
Then it's time to see some real fall colors. Get ready for the fall adventure of a lifetime. Are you familiar with Ironwood's Copper Peak in the Upper Peninsula?
According to mlive.com:
Copper Peak’s Adventure Tour starts with a chairlift ride 800 feet to the crest of a 360-foot-tall, copper-bearing volcanic outcrop.
Do I still have your attention? Good, because we're not done with this incredible fall adventure quite yet.
Once you finish with the chairlift ride, then it's time for an 18 story elevator ride which leads to an observation deck. This from mlive.com:
From there, the adventure continues with an 18-story elevator ride to an observation deck 1,782 feet above sea level — the highest, unobstructed, 360-degree vista in the Midwest, operators say — overlooking nearly 40 miles in every direction.
Can you imagine looking at all the gorgeous fall colors in all directions on a perfectly clear day? That's what makes this simply amazing.
So what can you see at over 1,700 feet above sea level? Courtesy of mlive.com:
At that height, on clear days, you can see all the way to Lake Superior, Canada and Grand Marais, Minn., 85 miles to the north, according to Copper Peak.
I would take so many pictures and put together the biggest photo album I could get my hands on. This would be nothing short of breathtaking and incredible.
By the way, if you do have a fear of heights or all of this really makes you nervous, just keep in mind that the structure was built with 300 tons of steel back in 1969, and can withstand winds reaching close to 200 miles per hour.