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Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/25

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports​ –

Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula’s trails are definitely still looking good!

Dave Gerlach and crew sent us these photos and this trail report:

“Great job on the trails! Down to Krupp’s and up to Copper Harbor and everything was extremely rideable! Trails were groomed, flat and fast. It’s getting tough getting into gas stops but small price to pay for this great late season riding. See ya next year!”

Looking at the forecast, however, it appears we are in for another couple of days of above freezing temps…… Grooming will not occur when temps are above freezing.

If you are not familiar with the area, the photos on the grassy areas are on top of Brockway at the lookout!

Thank you so much for the photos and report Dave! …


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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 5:45 pm

The Mosquito Inn

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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 5:16 pm

Keweenaw Trail Reports

FYI if riding trails around the Bergland areaSB ROUTE mile and a half east of the ES Route (east shore rd) in Bergland we have a washout hole. The area is staked off. Please use caution when going around the banks are very steep ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

School's in session! The Pelkie One-Room Schoolhouse was built in 1909. This is the last one-room schoolhouse out of the 17 that existed in Baraga County. The building was used as a one-room school until 1932 and later served as a community hall. In 1979, the Sturgeon Valley Historical Society began restoration of the schoolhouse. They have done a phenomenal job making necessary repairs, upgrades, collecting original pieces & photographs, cleaning & volunteering their time to open the schoolhouse up for tours.

Preserved artifacts include a horse-drawn school bus on the property that has a wood stove inside to keep the children warm; the original attendance sheets; drawings & initials carved into the desks by students; the tests students had to take to pass (could you pass?); the scrapbooks filled with photos & stories; school bell; a dunce hat; and old toys found beneath the school. There's so much to see here!

They had a champion hockey team called the Dairymen who were fierce rivals with Calumet. The ice rink was just down the road from the school.

There are only 2 more Sundays left before they close for the season! They will be open 11am-4pm on September 22nd & 29th. They'll reopen Memorial Day weekend.

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Thanks for sharing some of the history of the Keweenaw! I have enjoyed your posts!

What an awesome undertaking! Kudos to all who participated in any way.

Thank you for all the history you share with us♥️

Same year Grandpa homesteaded our farm.

A very interesting article and pictures, thanks.


OMG this is so wonderful that the community and everyone else stepped in to preserve this old history, I especially love the old horse drawn school bus!! Hugs to all of you guys involved!! 🤗 🌹 🇺🇲

What a great job was done in restoring the Pelkie school!

Joan Jacobson Eric Erickson

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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 12:20 pm

The Mosquito Inn

Sunday Football!!!

Dinner served all day until 9 p.m.
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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 8:20 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

The Bammert Blacksmith Shop is located in Phoenix, Michigan.
Donated to the Keweenaw Historical Society in 1998 by the grandsons of blacksmith Amos Bammert, the shop was built in the 1880s at the Cliff Mine location and moved to Phoenix in about 1906. Amos, born in 1863, operated the shop until his death in 1940.

Blacksmiths were in high demand in the early days of copper mining, as horse-drawn carriages and wagons were the principal means of land transportation until the arrival of railroads in the early 1900s.

Interested in learning more about the art of being a blacksmith? On September 27th, at the Calumet Art Center's Big Green Church will be a class taught by Kris Southerland of Copper Island Forge. For cost/registration please see: www.keweenaw.info/event-detail/introduction-to-blacksmithing-with-kris-southerland-of-copper-isla...

"When you have a hammer, everything is a nail. When you have a blacksmith, everything is anything you want it to be."

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For want of a nail, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. For want of a battle, a kingdom was lost. A kingdom was lost, all for the want of a horseshoe nail!

I've read that once the cliff mine was closed that they moved a lot of the buildings to Phoenix. I just cant help but immagine how much of an undertaking it must have been to move a building in those days. Probably piece by piece but still.

Saturday September 14th, 2019 - 8:29 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Hancock, Michigan is home to Finlandia University, the only remaining university in North America founded by Finnish immigrants. Driving through Hancock you'll notice a few street signs in both English and Finnish, a nod to their rich heritage. Go out for breakfast at the Suomi Bakery & Restaurant in downtown Houghton or the Kaleva in Hancock and get told the special is pannukakku...panna-whatta?

The Finnish language has one of the most phonetic writing systems in the world, but grammar is a completely different game!

Do you have trouble with any Finnish words or curious if you've been saying something correctly?

Fear not – Santari Says is here! 🦸

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I make it a couple of times each year. They even make it in South Dakota.

Love it, my grandparents ran the kaleva after they immigrated from Finland! I always loved hearing their story, they lived the true American dream 🇫🇮🇺🇸


Carrie Costea Luikku

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I LOVE Suomi’s pannukakku!!!

Tanssisalista Helvellin.

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