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Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/20

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports​ – 3/20

From snowy, whiteout like conditions to start the day all the way to beautiful bluebird skies for the second half of the day – it couldn’t have been a more perfect day to be riding Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula!

Trails were absolutely perfect!


Snow,snow and more snow! It’s a great day to be socially distancing yourself behind the bars of your sled.

Trail Boss, Buzzy gave this update this morning “Keweenaw got some new snow for the last sledders out there. Three groomers on the trails between high rock and toivola Should be good sledding. On a lighter note, groomer no. 2 operator had an early morning eye opening experience upon putting his lunch in the passenger side seat. He had a passenger waiting for him in the form of a raccoon!! Seems like his guest climbed thru the open drivers window to help himself to some potato chips. That will wake you up! If your going for a sled ride, follow the new rules of social distancing and Holler loud so your friends can hear you.”

Enjoy it while you still can!


March 20, 2020

Snowmobile trails are in good to very good condition throughout the Keweenaw.  Road crossings and inter-city limits have bare spots. Trails are groomed daily throughout the region.

  • Gas stations in Lac La Belle and Gay have closed.
  • Watch out for water on Trail 122.
  • 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 173.5″ of snow for the season and Keweenaw County has received 263.6″ of snow for the season*

  • Today’s forecast: Snow and windy. High 22F. Low 10F.
  • Tomorrow: Partly cloudy.  High 29F. Low 17F.
  • Sunday:  Partly cloudy . High 36F. Low 29F.
  • Monday: Partly cloudy. High 36F. Low 26F.
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 42F. Rain and snow showers mixed after midnight. Low 33F. Chance of precipitation 30%.Low 33.


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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Covered Drive (US-41) is a breathtakingly beautiful canopy of colorful trees...

Have you driven on Covered Drive during the fall?

How do you get there?


Covered Drive is up against Hungarian Falls in the Keweenaw Fall Colors Challenge...who should move on to Round 2?

A. Hungarian Falls
B. Covered Drive (US-41)

#keweenaw #fallcolors #leafpeepers
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Covered Drive (US-41) is a breathtakingly beautiful canopy of colorful trees...

Have you driven on Covered Drive during the fall?

How do you get there?


Covered Drive is up against Hungarian Falls in the Keweenaw Fall Colors Challenge...who should move on to Round 2?

A. Hungarian Falls
B. Covered Drive (US-41)

#keweenaw #fallcolors #leafpeepers

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Hungarian Falls! You actually get out and experience the smell, the crunch, the crisp air...and there's a waterfall for Pete's sake! The highway is nice, but can't beat Hungarian Falls!

I have been there at peak color beautiful tunnel of trees The smells and sounds is beautiful. It can be tricky All it takes is some north west wind gusts to end it all

Sad that the atv-utv trails are closed!! And now I hear they closed brockway to atv traffic also ?? I’ll take my weeks vacation and money elsewhere I guess

Rode my bike on it. Spoiled be. I gave up road biking when I left the UP.

Been up through the Keewenaw last two yrs.in the Fall.Colors were incredible.

A. Both are beautiful ! Gotta go with Hungarian Falls

Brockway Mountain is a must see in the fall too!

I have and I took that picture! I use it as wallpaper on my home screen.

I am pretty sure covered drive is out by redridge.

Best to walk up Hungarian falls

We have a camp at Mandan, the log house. So we have spectacular views from our windows.

For some reason, I get car sick from the Lac La Belle sign to Copper Harbor. I have to keep my eyes closed.

When is the best time to go? Was thinking first or second week of October

Great memories of the times I would see this beautiful drive.

The Covered Road in Redridge is breathtaking as well.

Nope but planning on this fall❤🍁🍂

Love it in any season. ❤️ 🍃 🍁 🍂 ❄️ 🌧 ☀️ 🌲 🌳

Hadn't left the house in a few days...wow! The colors are starting!

One of the fall experiences not to be missed!

Both of them up there 😉


Will be there in October. 🍁

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Covered Drive 🙂

Yes - gorgeous!!!

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Hungarian Falls

The KLT's 10-acre Hungarian Falls Nature Area includes the uppermost falls, historic dam, pond, and woodland trails. Visitors are treated to an awesome spectacle year-round but fall is truly a spectacular sight. The uppermost falls are located on the Keweenaw Fault, a billion-year-old geological feature that helped shape the Keweenaw and now stands strong against the erosive forces of Dover Creek. Cascading over the tough conglomerates and basalt's for about 30 feet, the creek then flows through a short gorge formed out of the softer Jacobsville sandstone layers below.

Downstream of the dam and pond are 3 more waterfalls. The lowermost falls are truly a sight to behold. Dropping over 100 feet into the gorge below, the lowermost falls are only visible in their entirety from the base of the valley, but it is a very treacherous and challenging hike down. Most visitors are more than happy to stand at the top of the falls and view them from above.

Directions: Along M-26 west of Lake Linden in Tamarack City, turn north onto 6th Street. Take the left fork (Golf Course Road) and drive up the hill 0.5 miles to an access road on your left marked by a closed gate. Park along the shoulder. Please use caution as some parts of the trail are very steep and there is uneven terrain.

Today, Hungarian Falls is up against US-41's Covered Drive...in the Keweenaw's Fall Colors Challenge.

Who should move on to Round 2?

A. Hungarian Falls
B. US-41 Covered Drive

The Keweenaw Land Trust
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Finally found the lower falls this year after many attempts. There really is no trail there, but there is a very narrow footpath that forks away from the main trail and leads down to the creek. If you just keep climbing along the creek you eventually get there, but there is a lot of deadfall/washed out areas. You might have to cross the creek a few times so wear shoes you don’t mind soaking.

Good stuff thank you for sharing your knowledge of the history up there is pretty cool. Nice job

Definitely the Falls. The covered drive is nice but the falls make you want to keep coming back!!

Oh this ones a tough call. They are both beautiful.


Took these in 2016

Both are beautiful! Special place in my ❤️ for the Falls!

Covered drive - many people aren't able to hike rough terrain.

They’re both beautiful!!

Thanks. I can't wait to visit.

US 41 covered drive.

A Hungarian Falls

Love the Hungarian Falls!

Hungarian falls beats the road

The Falls

Hungarian Falls

Will Kaufmann

Sue Linden Brickner

Laura Bailey Burke

Sean Hurst

Lindsay Ross

Juniper Winn can we go?? 🥺🥺

Denise Lavie Massim

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 8:05 am

Keweenaw Trail Reports

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 7:44 am

Keweenaw Trail Reports

It’s SNOWING in Loveland! What a beautiful thing! ... See MoreSee Less

Monday September 7th, 2020 - 7:54 pm

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

☠StretchPeak Fall Color Soon!
Week 6 U.P. Fall Color Report is now on funintheup.com
Color is set to change quickly this year, it could be two weeks and we might start hitting 75%-peak. In some areas with these temps dropping into the 40s and daytime temps in the 50s and low 60s peak could very well hit in some of the interior portions and western UP . If you are waiting till 2nd week of October to visit the UP for colors you'll probably miss out on the best color and be left with a sad face, but you'll still be in the UP so it should be a happy face. -- Yooper Steve with your weekly UP Fall Color Report

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Heck ya almost time to social distance and brrapppp🤟🇱🇷

Mary Jo Kleiber

Aronica Koepplinger Taylor

Monday September 7th, 2020 - 9:25 am

Western & Southern UP Trail Reports

Closed for the rest of the season.
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Closed for the rest of the season.
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Comment on Facebook

Is this for snowmobiling also or just atv/utv

So if we want to ride copper harbor do we have to trailer there? Or are there other routes we can take from Houghton?

For sleds it wouldn't be that bad, there more trails up there plus ride the lake up to Gay, MI too, fun ride too. Miss the u.p.


Mark Waites that blows


Kyle Buecksler Riley Teague

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