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Din Egen Woods Grand Opening, Saturday September 16 @ 2:00 PM
Paddle to KLT's Water Trail cabin!  
Din Egen Woods is finally open for business! Join KLT for a guided paddle on Saturday, September 16th as we unveil the work we have completed to ready the site for visitors. We will meet at the Sandy Bottom Park on Lower Point Mills Rd (just past Dollar Bay) at 2:00 PM and paddle 2.5 miles one-way to the Din Egen Woods shoreline. From there, we’ll hike in to the cabin nestled deep in the woods next to a gurgling creek. Come check out what this nature area has to offer during our first public tour!

Outhouses are available at both Sandy Bottom Park and Din Egen Woods. Round-trip paddling will total just over 5 miles. This is not a one-way paddle, so be prepared to return to your vehicle! You are free to paddle back on your own; otherwise we will begin our return journey around 4:30 PM. Bring a snack and water for your trip. Well water via a hand pump is available at Din Egen Woods. In case of rain, we will reschedule to Sunday, September 17th at 2:00 PM (check the KLT facebook to be sure).

The Din Egen Woods cabin is available for overnight reservations and can sleep 3 on a futon and cot with extra space on the floor and loft for sleeping bags or small air mattresses. A propane heater will provide warmth for chilly nights while a fire ring out front offers visitors the chance to enjoy a quiet summer evening. The cabin is accessible via a quarter mile trail from either Portage Lake or Lower Point Mills Road. Parking is limited to 2-3 vehicles and you must hike in. For more information on reservations, call the KLT office at (906) 482-0820, email, or come out to paddle with us!

Din Egen Woods was generously donated to KLT for use as a water trail campsite by Jo Ann Carlson and Tom & Jill Newhouse in early 2017. Tom and Jill also donated funds to help KLT get the site ready for public use.




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