Houghton is located in Michigan’s Houghton County. Houghton sits at the junction of U.S. highway 26 and M-41 on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Houghton has a population of 7,708 and was founded in 1970. Surrounded by water with numerous inland lakes and streams, this area provides some of the finest outdoor recreation all year long. The renowned waterfront provides adventure and relaxation for numerous interests and is enhanced by various neighborhood parks and trails. An annual average snowfall of 180 inches makes this area a focal point for winter sports enthusiasts. Excellent downhill skiing and miles of challenging cross-county ski trails beckon. Snowmobiles can travel from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Wisconsin and Minnesota and on to Canada. This area is most well known for having a vibrant downtown core and some of the most popular things to do are to visit the Quincy Mine, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Mont Ripley ski area, Portage and Canal Lift Bridge.