Keweenaw County surveying recreational opportunities

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Recreation Committee is seeking the public’s input to help in the planning and updates of recreational opportunities in the county.

The recreation plan must be updated every five years, said Sandra Gayk, chairman of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR), who is also a commissioner on the Keweenaw County Board.

The recreation plan was last updated in 2010. The recreation committee is working with WUPPDR to update its plan.

“We want to hear from everybody,” Gayk said, “not just county residents, but also people from neighboring counties, visitors from out of the area and anyone who wants to enjoy the county.”

To provide input or opinions, there is an online survey, which takes no more than 10 minutes to complete, Gayk said.

The survey asks which typs of recreation opportunities the county should maintain, develop, and/or improve. The survey asks which types of outdoor activities people enjoy, such as motorized and non-motorized activities, including ATV use, motor boats, biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, horseshoes, playgrounds, parks, and beaches.

The survey also asks if people would like to see things like trail and access improvement and other topics.

The online survey can be found at

Paper survey forms are also available at the Keweenaw County Office, 5095 4th Street, Eagle River, 49950, as well as the township offices in Keweenaw County. The survey will be available through Nov. 30.

For further information, contact Brad Barnett at 906-482-7205, ext. 316, or