A worthwhile colorful side trip is taking Victoria Dam Road from the town of Rockland through the Ontonagon River valley to Old Victoria. Once a mining village for those who worked the Victoria Copper Mine, the site now includes several restored buildings from that era.
Victoria Dam Road, Rockland, Michigan Upper Peninsula
Near Right. We descend into the Ontonagon River Valley. Far right. Crossing the bridge over the Ontonaton River.
Fall color embraces the Old Victoria restoration, sponsored by the Old Victoria Society. Tours are offerd daily (11 am to 5 pm) from Memorial Day weekend through the Fall Color Season. We arrived a little too late to catch the tour in 2006, but we have taken it in past years. A very interesting peak into life in these parts 100 years ago.
Going east towards Munising and Pictured Rocks . . . More waterfalls and hiking pages from the Keweenaw Peninsula through Tahquemenon Falls to Sault Ste. Marie.
Eric Hansen's guide to UP hiking is well respected in hiking circles. this guide includes profiles on some terrific off-the-beaten path hiking trails. [More info]
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