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Experience the Keweenaw this Memorial Day weekend!
May 26-28, 2017  
The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has decided to use its endowment held by the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) to be used by the four county (Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon) community for outdoor recreation and wellness grant applications. As a health foundation, PHF recognizes the need in our community to promote individual physical movement and healthy activity among all people - to live full happy and healthy lives, movement and exercise are key. One effort that is being implemented to achieve this goal is Experience the Keweenaw.

The Keweenaw Land Trust is a partner for the 2017 Experience the Keweenaw and we are excited to offer a number of family-friendly events at a number of our nature areas. Details for each are below:


Guided Hike at Hungarian Falls, Saturday May 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM

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.


Paavola Wetlands Nature Area Self-Guided Hike, All weekend

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. Trail maps will be available on-site and all trails will be clearly marked. A restroom is available at the main trailhead.


Boston Pond Nature Area Self-Guided Hike, All weekend

Take in the views from the Keweenaw Land Trustís 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 areaís wetlands and young forests. Trail maps will be available on-site and all trails will be clearly marked.


Guided Hike at Churning Rapids in Hancock by Terry Kinzel, Saturday May 27th at 1:00 PM

Details are currently in the works and will (hopefully) be posted later.

Experience the Keweenaw Event Schedule
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