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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!

Experience the Keweenaw 2018 Event Map

Friday, May 25, 2018

 

Map

Time

Location

              Description

1

12:00 p.m.

7th Floor of Magnuson Hotel, Houghton, MI

 

Business Luncheon

2

6:00 p.m.

Hancock, MI

 

Quincy Mine Surface Ruins Hike

Explore the Quincy Mine surface ruins. Meet the ranger on the deck of the Quincy Gift Shop, the hike will start promptly at 6pm. This hike will lead you through the historic landscape of one of the most celebrated and successful mines along the Keweenaw. Plan for a two hour experience, and be sure to wear closed toe shoes. Bug spray and water are also suggested. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome, owners must pickup and dispose of waste.

3

6:30 p.m.

Greenland, MI

 

Group Ride at Adventure Mine

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

4

6:30 p.m.

Greenland, MI

 

Guided Hike at Adventure Mine

5

8:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Greenland, MI

 

Cookout and Music at Adventure Mine Site
The Ontonagon County Cancer Association will be serving BBQ along with Blackrocks Brewery serving adult beverages. Bald Squeezebox will be serenading us for the evening. Get out, enjoy good grub and good jams! Anyone is welcome to set up tents on site if they want to stay overnight.

         

Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

Map

Time

Location

            Description

6 

9:00 a.m.

Houghton, MI

 

Group Ride

Group ride at MTU Trails.

Basic MTB Skills Clinic

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

Jumping Clinic

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

7

9:00 a.m.

Lanse, MI

 

Group Road Bike Ride in L'Anse

The Lake & Country Tour offers bikers the option for a 46 mile or a 22-mile ride. (Map available here) This ride goes along Lake Superior to Pequaming, by Second Sand Beach, through Aura to Skanee and back to L’Anse.

Bikers are to meet at the Village of L’Anse Downtown Park shower facility.

Bikers must have their own bike, helmet, water bottle and are encouraged to wear bright colored clothing. Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

8

9:00 a.m.

Baraga, MI

 

Guided Hike at Canyon Falls

Please join us for an easy or moderate hike to the beautiful Canyon Falls using the North Country Trail.

Bring your camera, water and sturdy shoes and learn about the areas forest and trail history.

Participants are to meet in the MDOT parking lot at the Canyon Falls trailhead.

9 

10:00 a.m.

Baraga, MI

 

Guided Paddle on the Silver River

Please join us for a guided kayak along the Silver River to the head waters of Huron Bay.

Participants are to meet at the MDNR Access site along Skanee Road.

Participants must have their own kayak, paddle and a life jacket are a must.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

10 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Baraga, MI

 

Agassiz Boat Tour of Point Abbaye (registration required)

Ever wonder what the Pt. Abbaye peninsula looks like from the water? Explore the landscape from a different perspective with a short trip aboard Michigan Tech's RV Agassiz. These trips offer an opportunity to learn about the fascinating geoheritage of the Pt. Abbaye peninsula and underlying Jacobsville Sandstone and will pass by the Huron Islands. Participants will also learn about exciting new conservation projects happening on the peninsula currently led by the Keweenaw Land Trust and new initiatives with the Keweenaw Geoheritage project.

Please note that participants will be on the Agassiz for the duration of the trip, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ensure that you bring several layers with you for all conditions. Sunscreen and an insect repellent of your choice may be advisable in the event of early black flies!

Departure Times:
10:00 am
11:15 am
12:45 pm

Pre-registration is necessary. To register, please call the PHF office at 906.523.5920. Please have the following information available: name, cell number, number of people registering, email, and departure time. There is a $20 charge per person for this event and that amount can be paid on the PHF website through the donation form. To identify the payment, please write “boat tour” in the comment section.
Registration for this event will close by 12:00 pm on Friday, May 25th. No refunds will be issued unless the Agassiz staff cancels trip. Please note, children under the age of 7 are not permitted on the Agassiz.

Where to meet:
Participants will meet at Witz's Marina fifteen minutes prior to boarding. Driving directions:

  • Witz's Marina & Campground is located on the rugged but beautiful shores of Lake Superior in northern Baraga County, approximately 16 miles northeast of L'Anse, Michigan.

  • From US-41 (the only main highway that passes thru L'Anse), turn onto Broad St. and follow it to the 4 way stop (red blinking light) in downtown L'Anse.

  • At the 4 way stop (red blinking light), turn right onto Main St. which will turn into the Skanee Road and drive approximately 16 miles until you come to the community of Skanee.

  • Just before Skanee, you will see a "Welcome To Skanee" sign.

  • Right after the sign, turn left at the intersection.

  • Follow the road all the way down to a sharp curve and turn right.

  • Just past the sharp turn is another road which turns left with the marina direction sign pointing the way.

  • Turn left and follow the road a short distance to the marina and campground.

11 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ontonagon, MI

 

Intro to Fly Fishing at Porcupine Mountains

This is a beginner class that will concentrate on fly casting, fly tying and river entomology. All equipment is provided but you may bring your own. Students should bring a sack lunch, wear boots for walking in the river and dress for outdoor activities. Recreational Passport is required for all vehicles.

Bill Leder, Copper Country Chapter, Trout Unlimited, and Bob Wild, Porkies Interpreter will introduce students to the basics of fly fishing, fly tying and river entomology. This is a family-friendly event for beginners. Kids, bring your parents for a day of fun and fishing. CCCTU will provide all fly fishing equipment or students may bring their own. Bring a sack lunch, wear boots for walking in the river, and dress for outdoor activity. A minimum of 6 students need to be registered by Friday, May 18.

To register for this class click here or email.

Registration Deadline: May 18th, 2018
Cost: $5.00 per person

12

10:00 a.m.

Houghton, MI

 

Houghton Waterfront Walk

Join a park ranger for a unique look at the Houghton/Hancock Waterfront. Discover how the area's geology shaped the community you see today. Meet at the East Houghton Waterfront Park (near the Super 8) for a 10am departure. This walk will follow the paved Houghton Waterfront Trail ending at the Portage Lift Bridge. This walk is perfect for families and strollers, no bikes please. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome, owners must pickup and dispose of waste.

13 

10:00 a.m.

Houghton, MI

 

Michigan Tech Trail 5k Run

Meet at the Tech Trailhead.

 

14 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Baraga, MI

 

Stryder Bike Course at Baraga State Park

Get your kiddos outside for some fun at the Baraga State Park! Let them try out some Stryder bikes around an obstacle course and also get the chance to win one! Helmets are provided on the premises.

15

1:00 p.m.

Hancock, MI

 

Group Ride at Churning Rapids in Hancock

Meet at the Churning Rapids Trailhead.

16

1:00 p.m.

Baraga, MI

 

Guided Hike at Point Abbaye

Please join us for a hike around the grounds of the future Point Abbaye Park. Point Abbaye is located on the tip of Huron Bay overlooking Lake Superior with a great view of the Huron Islands and Huron Mountains.
Participants interested in this hike will meet at the parking lot at the Point Abbaye Park (follow wayfinding signs from the Village of L’Anse).

17

2:00 p.m.

Keweenaw County, MI

 

Cliff Mine Ruins Hike

Get off the beaten path with a ranger at the historic Cliff Mine location located along Cliff Drive in Keweenaw County. The Cliff Mine was the first profitable copper mine in the Keweenaw, paving the way for a copper boom. This hike will be on uneven ground and is considered strenuous. Plan for a two to three hour experience, and be sure to wear closed toe shoes. Bug spray and water are suggested.

18

 5:00 p.m.

Calumet, MI

 

Group Ride at Swedetown

Group Ride at Swedetown in Calumet.

19

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Houghton, MI

 

Blackrocks Brewery Tap Takeover at Continental Fire Company and MusicGroup Ride

Blackrocks Brewery will be taking over the Continental Fire Co with their tasty brews. The Jimmy Hats will be keeping us entertained throughout the night. Get out, enjoy some brew and fine music and relax after a day outdoors!

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

Map

Time

Location

               Description

20

9:00 a.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

 

CHTC Trail Run

Meet at the Copper Harbor Trailhead—all levels welcome!

21 

9:00 a.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

 

Good Morning Yoga at the Grant Tonwship Park Pavilion

Bring your own equipment and join us for a good morning stretch to start the day.

22

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 More info

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

23

11:00 a.m.

Keweenaw County, MI

 

Guided Geohike at Gratiot Lake

Faults, glaciers, and plunge pools! Join geologist Daniel Lizzadro-McPherson to learn how geologic faults helped form many beautiful lakes in the Keweenaw. We’ll learn how erosion along the Keweenaw Fault influenced the formation of Gratiot Lake, the biggest lake in Keweenaw County that formed about 10,000 years ago during glacial melting.

Terrain: This Michigan Nature Association 100-acre sanctuary offers a spectacular view of Gratiot Lake. The trail is moderately difficult with a 400 foot gradual rise in elevation, about 1.5 miles round trip.

Getting there:
Follow US 41 north of Calumet to the sign for Gratiot Lake (across from the historic town of Central). Turn right and travel 5 miles to the bottom of the hill. Turn left and drive .75 miles to the DNR Public access site on the right at Gratiot Lake and park.

24

1:00 p.m.

Ontonagon, MI

 

Guided Hike in Trapp Hills

Enjoy a three-mile hike on the North Country Trail Sunday May 27. During this moderate difficulty hike listen for birds and discover what's blooming as you hike to the top of the Trap Hills escarpment. Bring a day pack with water, snacks, bug gear, and wear hiking shoes. Hikers will meet at the intersection of M64 and old M64 at 1:00 to carpool to the Hacking Trailhead. This is a great section of the NCT for the whole family to hike

25

2:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

 

Guided Group Ride -- Copper Harbor Trailhead

Meet at the Copper Harbor Trailhead

26

2:00 p.m.

Keweenaw County, MI

 

Kids Hiking at Estivant Pines (Registration Required)

This hike explores the geology, history and nature of the majestic Estivant Pines. Explore how old-growth forests play a special role in promoting the overall health of our environment and learn about the fascinating geology that lies below these 300 - 500 year old giants. We'll also learn about tree identification and why one of the oldest old-growth white pine stands in Michigan was spared from logging. This hike is led by environmental educators Brian Doughty and Erika Vye of MTU's Center for Science and Environmental Outreach and Keweenaw Geoheritage.

This event is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is necessary. To register visit: https://goo.gl/forms/3WzwOJChI25ZT7Qw2

Logistics: Kids will board the MTU passenger van at the Copper Harbor visitor center at 2:00 PM. The group will travel together to the Estivant Pines trail head. The group will follow the 1 mile Cathedral Grove loop passing some of the largest and oldest giant white pines. Please have multiple layers and good hiking footwear, insect repellent is also recommended.

If you wish to join tour as a family please meet at the Estivant Pines parking lot at 2:15 PM. The sanctuary is located in Keweenaw County near Copper Harbor. Follow Manganese Rd to Burma Rd.

27

3:00 p.m.

Keweenaw County, MI

 

Hike-Bike-Paddle Triathalon

Information forthcoming.

28

5:00 p.m.

Copper Harbor, MI

 

Taste of the Harbor and Music

Get out and support local restaurants and enjoy some tasty dishes. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Blackrocks Brewery will be serving brew and The Bob Hiltunen Band will jamming out.

         
         
 
 
 
 

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