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,
Did you know that winters in Copper Harbor are going to get even
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
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
C H 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.
This years Winter Wonderfest will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 10 am to 6 pm.
A Holiday Marketplace featuring local artists work (great for gifts) and a scrumptious bake sale. (10 am to 6 pm)
At 4:00 there will be ornament making for kids and a visit from Santa!
6:00 will kick off the Tree Lighting in the Town Park for the season. (Across the street from the Mariner North)
All proceeds go to “No Child Without a Christmas Fund” Come join the fun! Get some Christmas presents and support a great cause!
**If you’re interesting in being a vendor, download
After 40 hours of break-in time on the new groomer…..
The XC Ski Trails are groomed and tracked and fabulous!
Come on UP and check them out!
Snowmobile trails around Copper Harbor are in good condition. The temps are colder, the groomers have come through and it’s snowing. Come on UP – the trails are ready and waiting!
Mount Bohemia is having…..
Thank you Trail Genius for this amazing footage!
The “take off” at Labor Day weekend’s Bells Beer Trails Festival.
Featuring Copper Harbor and the amazing trails here!