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Event Schedule

The comprehensive schedule with event details are listed below. Unless the event identifies pre-registration or cost, they are free. Times and locations are located with the event description. Any questions about the events, please contact us for more information.

Along with the outdoor recreational events, the Expo at Dee Stadium in Houghton, MI will be free to the public and all are welcome. There will be local music, speakers, vendors of local businesses, demonstrations of biking, paddling and hiking and much more. We hope to see you there!

Friday, May 26, 2017

 

Map

Time

Location

Event - Description

1

6:30  p.m.

Greenland, MI

Group Ride at Adventure Mine

Bring your headlamp for riding through the mine.

2

6:30  p.m.

Greenland, MI

Hike at Adventure Mine

Self-Guided. Bring your headlamp for riding through the mine.

3

8:00 - 11:00  p.m.

Houghton, MI

Tap Takeover

Join us at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton, MI for a kick off to the weekend. Free to the public. Cash bar. At 9p Hansi will be sharing his experiences with biking and outdoor recreation and the impact it has on the community.

         
         

Saturday, May 27, 2017

 

Map

Time

Location

Event - Description

4 

9:00  a.m.

Houghton, MI

Group Ride

Group ride at MTU Trails.

4 

9:00  a.m.

Houghton, MI

Basic MTB Skills Clinic

MTU Trails. Pre-registration required, limited spots.
Register: www.bikereg.com/ridethekeweenaw

4 

9:00  a.m.

Houghton, MI

Jumping Clinic

MTU Jump Trail. Pre-registration required, limited spots.
Register: www.bikereg.com/ridethekeweenaw

5

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Baraga, MI

Paddling Clinic 101

Location at Baraga State Park day use area. Free kayaking with all equipment provided on Keweenaw Bay. Beginner level/open paddling.

Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult and able to independently operate a kayak. Life jackets must be worn at all times. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cancellation policy: This program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather, or high winds/small craft advisory on Lake Superior.

Contact information: Baraga State Park (906) 353-6558.

6 

10:00  a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lake Linden, MI

Guided Hike at Hungarian Falls

Join the Keweenaw Land Trust for an informative and scenic hike to Hungarian Falls! Hike leader Erika Vye will share information about the unique geology of the Hungarian Falls gorge as you visit each of these beautiful waterfalls. Two 90-minute hikes will be offered, beginning at 10:30 AM and 12:15 PM. The terrain can be moderate to challenging at times, so wear appropriate footwear and prepare for adventure! Expect to hike about a mile during your visit. Please park on the shoulder of Golf Course Road near the access road and hike in to the gathering area near the dam. Information on other KLT sites will be on hand for further explorations. Driving directions can be found on the Keweenaw Land Trust website.

6 

10:00  a.m.

Calumet, MI

Spring Hike at Black Creek Nature Sanctuary, Sponsored by Michigan Nature Association

Please join us for a spring hike at this beautiful sanctuary located along the shores of Lake Superior. Trailing Arbutus will most likely be in bloom and Ladyslipper orchids will be close behind. We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for spring migrating birds. The entire trail is about a 4-mile hike. Be prepared with your own drinking water, snacks, and bug repellant. Email nancy@einerlei.com for more information.

Getting there: From US-41 on the north end of Calumet, turn west onto M-203, and travel about 1.25 miles to Tamarack Waterworks Road and turn right. Travel 2.5 miles on Tamarack Waterworks Road to Sedar Bay Road and turn right again. Follow Sedar Bay Road approximately 2.5 miles until reaching the Black Creek trailhead sign and parking area on the right, about 0.2 miles from the end of the public road. Look for the large MNA Event sign.

7 

10:00  a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ontonagon, MI

Guided Hike

Guided Hike, Friends of the Porkies. Porcupine Mountains.

8 

10:00  a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Houghton, MI

Paddling Clinic - SDC Pools

The Outdoor Adventure Program at Michigan Tech will be hosting a kayak clinic in the Michigan Tech SDC pool focusing on safety skills and general paddling skills for kayaking on Saturday May 27 from 10am-noon. The OAP will provide the kayaks, paddles, PFD's, spray skirts, safety equipment and instruction for the clinic. Participants must wear appropriate swimwear and provide their own towel. Class size is limited, though there may be space for spectators to watch the clinic without getting in the water. The cost for this event is $15 and on-line pre-registration is required. Any participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

9 

10:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Houghton, MI

Expo

Dee Stadium downtown Houghton, MI. Local vendors, live music, demos, speakers. FREE to the public.

10 

11:00  a.m.

L'Anse, MI

Guided Hike Point Abbaye

Participants interested in this hike will meet at the Administration Building in L'Anse and will depart from there. Transportation not provided. This is a new project for Baraga County and will highlight the vision for the area.

11

1:00  p.m.

Hancock, MI

Group Hike

Guided Hike at Churning Rapids in Hancock by Terry Kinzel.

12

1:00  p.m.

Hancock, MI

Group Ride

Group Ride at Churning Rapids in Hancock

13

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Baraga, MI

Paddling Clinic 202

Location at Baraga State Park day use area. Free kayaking with all equipment provided on Keweenaw Bay. Clinic 202 for intermediate paddlers will feature a wetlands program in the sloughs near the park!

Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult and able to independently operate a kayak. Life jackets must be worn at all times.  Kayaking 202 will be limited to 10 participants, unless providing your own kayaking equipment and life jacket. To pre-register for Kayaking 202, call Baraga State Park at (906) 353-6558.

Cancellation policy: This program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather, or high winds/small craft advisory on Lake Superior. Cancellations for pre-registered Kayaking 202 participants would be appreciated ASAP within 48 of the event.

Contact information: Baraga State Park (906) 353-6558.

14

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Chassell, MI

Sturgeon River Paddle

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program at Michigan Tech for a leisurely paddle down the Sturgeon River in Chassell on Saturday May 27 from 2pm-5pm. The OAP will provide transportation via 15 passenger van to the river and back, canoes, paddles, and PFD's for all participants. A light snack will be provided and we encourage participants to bring drinking water. The cost for this trip is $20 per seat and $10 for a middle spot (no seat, bottom of canoe, must sign up as a group). On-line pre-registration is required. Any participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18. All participants must sign a liability waiver prior to departure.

15

5:00  p.m.

Calumet, MI

Group Ride

Group Ride at Swedetown in Calumet.

 

7:00 p.m.

 

Ride Drawing

Tickets are given at each ride participated throughout Friday and Saturday

 

 

 

Self-Guided Options

Presented by the Keweenaw Land Trust Group, maps on information will be provided  once confirmed.

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 

Map

Time

Location

Event - Description

16

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Lake Superior Gravity Enduro Race

Check-In/Registration 8:00 am-9:00 am at the Grant Township Community Hall www.bikereg.com/ridethekeweenaw

1:00 pm - 5:30pm: Discounted Shuttles from Copper Harbor to Trailhead with Keweenaw Adventure Company ($15)

19 

11:00  a.m.

Bete Gris, MI

Guided Hike at Bare Bluff

Meet at Bare Bluff trailhead.

16

2:00  p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Guided Group Ride - Copper Harbor Trailhead

Meet at the Copper Harbor Trailhead

17

2:00  p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Guided Trail Run - Copper Harbor Trailhead

Meet at the Copper Harbor Trailhead - all levels welcome!

17

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Estivant Pines Self-Guided Hike

Follow US 41 north through Copper Harbor, turn right on 2nd Street at the Community Center and sign for Manganese Lake. Follow 2nd Street (also called Manganese Road) for 1.2 miles, bearing left onto Clark Mine Road. Travel 1.2 miles and turn right on Burma Road. Travel another .5 miles to the trailhead and parking area and the large MNA Event sign.

18

5:00  p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Taste of the Harbor

Food booths will be set up in the park in Copper Harbor. Tickets will be available at the gate. Local food vendors will be serving food. All are welcome. Local music will be the entertainment. Come and enjoy the end to a great weekend!

 

6:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

"Art Bike at the Harbor" Opening

Grant Township Community Hall. Free to the public.

 

7:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

Enduro Awards

Awards will be held at the main park in Copper Harbor.

20

TBA

Paavola, MI

Paavola Wetlands Natura Area Self-Guided Hike

Explore the history of our landscape and search for wildlife at the Paavola Wetlands Nature Area! With several miles of easy trails to hike, there is a wide variety of things to spot during your visit. The 215-acre nature area is dominated by a large beaver pond and ringed with wetlands that are home to dozens of bird species each spring. Remnants of past farming activity can still be found, from the lengthy rock walls that snake through the forest to the original farmstead that stands among century-old apple trees. A universally accessible trail will take you to several key sites, including the farmstead and an impressive floating boardwalk. Learn more about Paavola Wetlands and find driving directions at the Keweenaw Land Trust website. Trail maps will be available on-site and all trails will be clearly marked. A restroom is available at the main trailhead.

21

TBA

Boston Location, MI

Boston Pond Nature Area Self-Guided Hike

Take in the views from the Keweenaw Land Trust’s floating boardwalk at the Boston Pond Nature Area, located along US-41 near the airport. The 50-acre nature area is home to abundant wildlife which you may see on your hike. A universally-accessible trail leads from the parking lot to the boardwalk. A restroom and picnic tables under a pavilion are available for visitors. Other hiking trails take you through the nature area’s wetlands and young forests. Visit the Keweenaw Land Trust website for more information and driving directions. Trail maps will be available on-site and all trails will be clearly marked.

         
         
 
 
 
 

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