We don’t have a mayor!
But we would like to make a special announcement that we will be able to whole-heartedly welcome you back to our little town once the world’s current situation clears up and our businesses are able to re-open their shops, restaurants, motels and doors in general.
We wish you and yours the best during these times.
Feel free to plan your vacation for when you are able to return here in the next couple/few months… nobody really knows.
In the mean time, we will do our best to show you pictures of the lake and wilderness, so you can find a breath of fresh air.
Today’s morning window frost
“Window pane” ice along the shore last week
Thanks for your patience and understanding while the world slows down and gets back on a new pair of feet.
This blog is written by resident author, Amanda Wais.
Here we are in the month of March.
But winter isn’t over!
March is a great time of year to visit Copper Harbor.
From the Harbor Haus beach 3/3/2020
- Much of the snow is packed and crusted over, so you can walk on top of it!
- Until we get another blizzard…
From the Harbor Haus beach 3/5/2020
- The town is overall quieter than in January and February
- The snowmobile trails are groomed until April 1st
- The ski/bike trails are still groomed
- Crust riding on the shore on your snow bike is amazing
- Mount Bohemia is still open
- Some days are sunny and bright with no bugs!!!
- Many nights are starry and clear
- Until we get another blizzard…
- On the warm days, you can find a stick and carve out little streams in the slush for the puddles to run into the ground
- You can feel a little bit better about not shoveling right away because, well, it will melt soon
- The once dry roads leave prints in the packed down snow until the wind blows it off
Footprints found on 3/6/2020
We have already been teased quite a bit with abundant sunshine. It seems like spring could be right around the corner. And then we get a blizzard two days later, so we can make fresh tracks again.
It’s really all okay. It’s only March.
We’re in the Keweenaw. Winter is not over!
PSA! Don’t miss The Brockway Mountain Challenge on March 21st! It’s a snow bike race over Brockway Mountain Drive, a cookout/party and live music with Frank an’ da Beans at The Pines Resort!
This blog written by resident writer, Amanda Wais
Did you know that winters in Copper Harbor are going to get even cooler?
A group of adventurous locals have started a new club in town. It’s called CH SNOW. With all the potential this town has as a winter wonderland, CH SNOW has decided to see how far they can take it.
2019 Ice Formation Near Porter’s Island
They have been collaborating with a few existing local organizations which include:
- Copper Harbor Downtown Development Authority
- Copper Harbor Trails Club
- Brockway Mountain Challenge
- Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
- Rock Solid Trail Contracting
- Copper Harbor Improvement Association’s Advertising and Marketing Committee
Some of the efforts that the group would like to promote yet this winter are:
- 30km of groomed snow bike, cross country ski and snow shoe trails with updated grooming reports
- The Copper Dog 150 sled dog race held on February 28, 29 and March 1
- The Brockway Mountain Challenge snow bike race held on March 21
- Crust riding for fat bikes in the springtime
- Harbor ice reports
- An outdoor snow science adventure class (TBD)
Kid’s Rides at the Copper Dog 150
That’s right! Winter is not over! For current information on those events, like CH SNOW on Facebook!
Some of the up and coming dreams for the group include (but are not limited to):
- A groomed trail expansion for snow biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing from the trails in Copper Harbor up to potentially new trails at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge (proposed 8km)
- An ice rink at the tennis court at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
- The resurrected terrain park for snowboarding and skiing at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
- More events in January and Feburary throughout the town
- An all-inclusive family feel for people who want to enjoy a weekend of never-ending activities, relaxation and socialization
Does this sound like it’s right up your alley? Then, seriously, follow CH SNOW on Facebook, and stay in the loop.