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Stay the Night at KLT's Newest Nature Area: Din Egen Woods!
A cozy cabin situated near Dollar Bay  
The Keweenaw Land Trust is excited to announce our newest nature area: Din Egen Woods! Coming on the heels of the recent acquisition of the Sally M. Ollila Memorial Woodland, Din Egen Woods offers the public another opportunity to take in the Keweenaw's expansive forests. Though just 5 acres, Din Egen Woods has quite a few natural features for visitors to enjoy: shady hemlock groves, mature aspen and northern hardwoods, a year-round stream, and access to Portage Lake. Best of all, an award-winning cabin sits among it all just waiting for you to visit!

Completed in 1977, the cabin won the Governor's Award for Excellence of Design the same year and remains ready for the next generation of Keweenaw explorers. Nestled alongside the stream away from the hustle and bustle of town, the cabin will allow visitors the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the northwoods with some of the creature comforts of home. KLT intends to take first-come, first-serve reservations for the Din Egen Woods cabin much like at Lightfoot Bay and the Marsin Nature Retreat. A number of improvements are planned for the summer of 2017 before the cabin will be "open for business," including building a small parking area on Lower Point Mills Road, replacing the modest roof, and building a trail from the parking area to the cabin site.

Din Egen Woods was generously donated to KLT in January 2017 by Tom & Jill Newhouse and Joann Carlson. Friends of the Uitti family that gifted KLT the Princess Point Nature Area in 2014, the donors wished to turn over their longtime family camp to KLT to use as a water trail campsite. As avid paddlers, they recognized the need for an overnight rest stop on Portage Lake and felt that their property would be the perfect fit. We have to agree! Paddlers can pull their craft out at the property's boat launch on Portage Lake and hike in to the cabin. Whether you come by water or by road, it's a quarter-mile hike in to the picturesque cabin site.

We look forward to sharing this special place with you! Be on the lookout for more information on volunteer opportunities and how you can stay at this enchanting location!




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