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Outdoors

Run the Keweenaw Festival of Trails this weekend

Run the Keweenaw 2024 is coming up this weekend, with registration on July 12 and races beginning on July 13. This annual ‘Festival of Trails’ offers a variety of races to choose from. Participants can take one of many competitive scenic routes, like the 10K Copper Harbor Trails ...

Beach assessment from a local beachgoer

Summer returns to the Copper Country. Our local beaches have been busier than ever with the warmer temperature and sunny weather. The sunny days brought out big crowds throughout the area. Chassell Park to Houghton, Hancock, Calumet’s Waterworks Beach to Bete Gris Beach up north are only a ...

KISMA will pay for your invasive plants

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area, or KISMA, is offering a new incentive. On Aug. 3, 8 and 10 participants can turn in their barberry plants, roots and all, at various locations in the area (full schedule below). In exchange for the invasive ornamental plants, KISMA will be ...

What a catch!

SKANEE — It was a day of firsts for Finns Bar and Grills’ 2024 Fishing Tournament in the Skanee area Saturday. The new bar owners hosted the tournament for the first time and a first-time participant won two top prizes. Buck and Cassie Marcotte bought Finns Bar and Grill last ...

Kids net fishing skills through program

CALUMET — Children from the Keweenaw area get to learn fishing skills and gain conservation knowledge in the free joint program between the Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club. The club applied for and received a grant from the Park Service to ...

Thimbleberries: wild treasures of the Keweenaw

Thimbleberries are one of the many tasty treasures the U.P. has to offer. These small red fruits, which look like a mini version of raspberries, are found in many places in Northern Michigan. The Keweenaw is no exception. The sweet fruits are filled with antioxidants, and can be found at ...