Houghton Transportation...

Questions about how to get to the island and where to stay near points of departure.

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Houghton Transportation...

Post by bren727 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:20 am

Making our first trip to Isle Royale soon and wanted to know the best way to get from the airport to Houghton for a little grocery shopping and lunch before heading to the seaplane take off address.

From what I am seeing, Uber & Lyft are not serving this area as of yet.

Any recent experiences or recommendations for easy local transport?

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Re: Houghton Transportation...

Post by johnhens » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 pm

There is a local taxi service, don't think they have Uber.

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Re: Houghton Transportation...

Post by JavaHiker » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm

johnhens wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 pm
There is a local taxi service, don't think they have Uber.
Sounds like an unexplored economic opportunity for the non-traditionally retired… :wink:
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Re: Houghton Transportation...

Post by Midwest Ed » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:50 pm

Getting a cab in a small town can sometimes take some waiting. As a backup plan there are also cab services out of Calumet, which is about the same distance from the airport. There is also a limo service (Copper Country Limo). The seaplane dock is in Ripley, just east of Hancock, so you have to make your way to Hancock, regardless. There's a grocery in Hancock right on US-41 about 1/4 of the way down the hill. Kaleva Cafe is my choice for a decent good local grill in Hancock. In Houghton it's Roy's Pasties & Bakery or Suomi Kitchen. They are all open for breakfast and lunch. But if you're on a schedule for the plane, don't get stuck waiting for the lift bridge in Houghton (not normally more than a 10 minute wait but it does occasionally get stuck.) It's about a 2 mile walk from Kaleva's or Roy's to the seaplane dock along M-26.
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Re: Houghton Transportation...

Post by DonNewcomb » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:48 am

JavaHiker wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Sounds like an unexplored economic opportunity for the non-traditionally retired… :wink:
Might be significant demand in the summer.


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Re: Houghton Transportation...

Post by bren727 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:40 am

Update.....

We went with Copper Country Limo. Made email arrangements and sure enough, Charley was there to pick us up. He took us to a local grocery store and waited while we shopped. Once done, he dropped us off at the sea plane location. Great Service!!

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