America’s Byways: Michigan’s Copper Country Trail

19 MILES | 31 min | by Michael Stern
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America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Some take you through beauty so remote that there’s nothing to eat along the way, but several also happen to lead to great regional Roadfood specialties. Michigan’s Copper Country Trail, up through the Keweenaw Peninsula, is one of the delicious ones, where roaming appetites will find locally-loved Cornish pasties, a Finnish town cafe, and a fairy-tale bakery in the forest.

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Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant

A town cafe with a Finnish accent, Suomi specializes in Finnish pancakes and cardamom-perfumed nisu toast. Lunch features fine Upper Peninsula pasties.

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Toni’s Country Kitchen

Toni's is a cheerful small-town cafe in that bakes beautiful breads and pastries and serves one of the best old-fashioned pasties in northern Michigan.

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Jampot

Run by monks in the northernmost reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Jampot offers breads, cookies, rum-soaked cake and a spectacular selection of jams.