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Getting Creative

Hello from the tip of Michigan!

What is your community doing to keep spirits up?  People are definitely getting creative out there.

Here are some examples of what this little community has been doing in time of social distancing and isolation.

Dressing Like Animals

We’ve had a few flamingo sightings lately.  Apparently this bird didn’t get the “stay at home” memo.  Maybe she got mixed up with a gaggle of geese!


We even had a family of random animals walking together during the eve of one of those lovely spring sunsets.  Curious how animals have dogs to walk…


Howling Like Wolves

We started a new howl on Thursday evenings.  Neighbors can hear the howls from all over town.  I think this one will get rowdier as time goes on!

Loosely Gathering for Walks

A new group started in Copper Harbor.  It’s called the Social 6.  A few people gather in the morning for a walk about.  In the evening, a few more join with a beverage of their choice to roam the streets of Copper Harbor and share conversation.

“If there’s more than 10 of us, we split into two groups,” says Syd, one of the founding members who makes sure to enforce the guidelines.  “It’s been great for everybody,” she adds.


The Social 6 group meanders here and there before loosely gathering in front of one of the many closed businesses for a picture.

Outdoor Activities

Other locals have been getting out on their own for a prolonged walk, snow bike ride, run, etc.  The sun has been shining a little bit more, so that makes this time a little more bearable.

The community itself is still trying to contain only its residents.  Probably much like yours.

Get creative.  Stay safe.  Be smart.  Stay home.

We’ll see you on the flip side of this!

(I apologize in for the low quality photos.  I pirated them from our community forum.  Thank you to the people who took them for documentation sake!)

This blog written by resident author Amanda Wais

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In Like a Lamb…

Here we are in the month of March.

But winter isn’t over!

March is a great time of year to visit Copper Harbor.


  • We get frosty sunrises!

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

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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.

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Winter Wonderfest & Park Lighting 2018

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 form here


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