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L'Anse is a village in northwest Michigan, U.S., and the county seat of Baraga County. The population was 2,011 at the 2010 census. The village is located within L'Anse Township.In French, L'Anse translates as "the cove" as a reference to its location on Keweenaw Bay, at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula. French explorers sighted this area in the 17th century. They later established a Jesuit mission there and a fur trading post. The village grew up around it.The village is located within the L'Anse Indian Reservation, the base of the federally recognized Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, part of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwa (Chippewa) people.HistoryThis area was long occupied by people of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwa . Their village was recorded in the 17th century by French explorers. Later colonists established a fur trading post here and a Jesuit mission, naming it L'Anse. In French, L'Anse translates as "the cove," referring to its location on Keweenaw Bay, at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula.Use our United States trip itinerary planning app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to L'Anse.
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