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Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/09

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Western & Southern UP Trail Reports​ – 3/9

Here’s my Monday afternoon trail report. After 2 days of 50° + 60° weather it got cold last night and stayed cold all day. So that turned those nice soft trails into very hard icy trails with very little soft stuff on top. Everything is very icy and thin in the corners. As you can see in the pics below it’s getting snurty near all road crossings and thin spots(Rockland).
Long story short we’re still riding and you can get just about anywhere you want south Houghton.


March 9, 2020

Snowmobile trails are in good condition throughout the Keweenaw. Some road crossings and inter-city limits have bare spots, but the trails are still in good shape. Trails are groomed daily throughout the region.

  • There is logging a mile north of Phoenix on Trail 3.  Please pay attention to the signs and stay on the trail or this trail will be CLOSED.
  • Trail 133 is closed for logging. The trail section from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden (a portion of Trail 3) and the Freda Trail (Trails 121 & 120) will be closed the entire season for repair.
  • Valley Sno Drifters trail from Lake Linden to Dreamland Restaurant & Bar is OPEN!
  • The Portage Lift Bridge is open to snowmobile traffic.
  • Trail 133 is closed for logging.

Remember when you’re out on the trails to watch out for the groomers.  They have the right away.

Please stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely.  The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Snowfall & Weather Report

Houghton County has received a total of 165.6″ of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 253.6″ of snow for the season.*

  • Today’s forecast: Cloudy. High 27F, Low 16.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 29F. Low 24F.
  • Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. High 36F. Low 32F. Rain and snow showers after midnight.
  • Thursday: Wintry mix. High 39F. Low 28F.
  • Friday: Snow showers. High 30F. Low 19F.


KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports​ – 3/8

Had another GREAT ride today in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Hoping the Groomers are able to resume grooming operations tomorrow and that some additional snow falls this week!

Tucking the sleds in for the night and will add some details later if it’s not too late!

The basics are
– road crossings and parking lots are thin to bare

– trails had chop in areas and other areas were flat as can be

– snow consistency is mashed potatoes

– most trails are still snow covered with the exception of small bare spots. As the day went on trails definitely got softer

– grooming should resume tomorrow if temps allow

– I did not ride south of Calumet at all and getting through Houghton/Hancock would involve major amounts of pavement (not recommended at all)

– getting fuel and staging out of Vansville Bar is still decent as some snow cover in parking lot still

– tomorrow is supposed to be colder and there is a chance of snow this week

– you meet some great people when it is late season riding…. pretty much e regime is a diehard and just happy to be on their sled!

If you ride today please share your photos and/or comments!

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have if you are UP here now to ride this week and not familiar with trail routes and the area!

The last two photos are closeups of the trail – the most accurate way to describe the overall condition by right before sunset tonight


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Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 1:22 am

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Copper Harbor Fuel Stop is still open ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 6:16 pm

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Officially sxs season 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

Officially sxs season 👍

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Is this legal with the stay at home executive order? If so, I would hope they use discretion in enforcement.

You sir, are an ass. Lmaooooo 😁😁😁🤣🤣🤣🤣

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 5:38 pm

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Thought I'd try posting on our page in hopes of helping this guy out. What a bummer.
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Thought Id try posting on our page in hopes of helping this guy out. What a bummer.

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Been there done that. Between bruce and Ewen I lost it all. Gloves, tow strap, 2 hats, sweatshirt, tool bag and dry pair of socks!! Went back 5 min later gone!! Good luck guy!!

Dammit I seen a guy post something this winter

There is a post on just riding the U.P

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 11:52 am

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Current list of restaurants sill open for carryout or some for delivery in the Keweenaw ... See MoreSee Less

Current list of restaurants sill open for carryout or some for delivery in the Keweenaw

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 11:39 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

An updated listing of Keweenaw area restaurants offering takeout, curbside and delivery options. Still lots of great options to enjoy many local favorites!UPDATED (4/2/2020): Keweenaw area restaurants that are OPEN and offering takeout, curbside pickup or delivery!
Please call the individual restaurant for details.

If your restaurant would like to be added please call the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce at 906.482.5240 or email info@keweenaw.org

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An updated listing of Keweenaw area restaurants offering takeout, curbside and delivery options. Still lots of great options to enjoy many local favorites!

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McKenzy Rehfus

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 7:30 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Grab yourself a cup of ☕ and watch the sunrise from Chassell Bay.... if you have any requests on where you want to see a sunrise from please let us know in the comments below.

Stay safe. Stay at home. We'll be seeing you soon. ❤️

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Screening patients at the hospital, have my department watching, can't believe how much we needed this....thank you ❤

can we request a sunset from the top of Brockway Mountain

This is wonderful. Love hearing the birds!

One from Sandy Bottom in Dollar Bay would be welcomed..All are beautiful..Thanks!!

Good morning

Good morning Copper Country

Thank you for bringing this beautiful sunrise to my living room. Now I'm really ready to start my day.

Wonderful to share a sunrise with all those who love the Keweenaw as much as I do...

Loved hearing the birds singing and the beautiful sunrise.

Love the bird music!

May everyone have a peaceful day, stay well.

how about a pic from Swedetown ski chalet


I love you Michigan ❤️ I’m south of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and my husband, kids, and myself were in Michigan last year. We got a hotel in Munising and oh my the beauty! Pictured Rocks was amazing and the forest and the colors of the water were breathtaking! We are planning to go again...are there any places that are a must to go see besides Pictured Rocks?

Thank you!

Been there beautiful

Nice pictrue

Brockway Mtn sunrise or sunset 🌅

Love this! How about Agate Beach?

Thank you for sharing

Good morning 🌱☀️🌷

Top of Bohemia.

Big Traverse

Sally Adams Dupuie


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