HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Abandoned Homes & Ruins of the Quincy Mine
WOW...it doesn't get much cooler than this.
The area surrounding the Quincy and Franklin mines has just about EVERYTHING you'd wanna see in an historic Upper Michigan town:
GHOST TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS
OLD MINERS' HOUSES
TOURS INTO THE MINES
CURRENT MINING OPERATIONS
This place has it all, no kiddin'! The entire area is well-preserved and is a favorite visiting place for not only tourists, but life-long Michiganders, thrill-seekers, ghost hunters and fans of local history.
You're welcome to take the legitimate tours, but there are also a few pathways and trails you can venture on your own at your own risk...some of these can be dangerous.
As soon as you cross the Mackinac Bridge, take US-2 to US-41. That will take you all the way to the Keewenaw Peninsula and straight to Houghton; stay on 41 as you cross the river into Hancock and it'll take you right to the Quincy Mine area. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the backstreet neighborhoods with the old miners' houses - mostly occupied - and the string of deserted, abandoned old houses along 41. Some sections look like ghost towns.....ghost neighborhoods, if you will.
The Quincy Mine was in operation from 1846 through 1945 with minor "miner" activity in the 1970's. This is a Michigan place I strongly urge you to visit on your Michigan roadtrip. Super, super cool.
Check out dates and times when you can tour by CLICKING HERE.