Fundraiser for the Community Building
You have probably seen these around for a few years, but we are getting down to the last of them. We will look at doing another run of plates in the future, design and look to change, but we need to sell the remainder of these first. The money raised goes to the operation and maintenance of the Community Building. Stop in the office to purchase! $10 each
Notice to Eagle Harbor Township Residents and Taxpayers
Happy New Year!
As you gather with your friends and family for the holidays, we wish you happiness and peace for 2023!
M-26 Closure at Silver River Bridge
Summer of 2023
If you have driven between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor in the last year, you would have noticed the barriers, stop lights, and general "out of placeness" of what is going on at the Silver River crossing, right before Brockway Mountain Drive. Michigan Department of Transportation has notified the Township that the crossing will be replaced next year with a new bridge! The excitement will fade when you learn that the crossing will create a timeframe of roughly 10-12 weeks where you will not be able to cross the bridge. Weather dependent after the spring run-off, and construction material dependent getting materials, they are hoping to start as soon as practical in late spring and get the bridge built and operational as quickly as possible. The Township is creating a workgroup that will deal with questions from residents, discuss and recommend options to the Township regarding issues that this closed road will create, and generally stay informed with the project and keep the Township Board and residents up to date. If you would like to sit on this committee, please get a hold of Rich - 906-289-4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Harbor State Marina
The upgrade to the Eagle Harbor State Marina has begun. They have been working through the cold weather and the plan is to work until winter takes over and resume in the spring. They have focused on the current seawall and infrastructure and they have built the new seawall to the east of the boat launch ramp. Work on expanding the docking to the eastern side of the boat launch will resume in the spring/summer. The project will likely go through the entire boating season in 2023. The two most frequently asked questions are - "will they remove the tree in the middle of the road?" (NO!), and "will the boat launch remain open through construction?" (Yes, except for a very brief time when they place infrastructure underground to the eastern improvements). We will update as we know more. Below is part of the bid plans, the entire plan is printed at the Township Office and is available to review.
Updated Channel 28
We recently upgraded our equipment that outputs content to Channel 28 on the Eagle Harbor Cable System, provided by Cable America (thank you Jackson Family!) If you follow the link to the left for Channel 28 Notices, there is a link on the top that will play the scrolling channel line up and any current information that is on Channel 28. A big thanks to Dave Ellis for his time, skills and talent!
Upcoming Twp. Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at Township Offices,
Please see the NEW Events Calendar for upcoming events in the County and Township!
Bill Pay - Online
Follow the link below to pay your Eagle Harbor Township Water and Tax Bills.
Credit or Debit Cards, and only to be used for current bills.
For delinquent water or tax bills, call the Township office at
906-289-4407 to speak to the Treasurer.
Treasurer will be in the office December 27th, from 9am-5pm to handle any end of year tax payments. Call or stop in.
If not paid, 2022 Summer taxes are delinquent.
You will have to contact the Treasurer for payment. 906-289-4407
If trying to pay a late bill (summer taxes or water), please call the Treasurer to get the most up to date payment total.
EHT Cross Country Ski/Hiking Trails
Click on the updated Ski Trail Map link - 2022 Map
Please know that we have removed a section of the trail that went through some private property. There were no issues, but rather the Park Committee is trying to more permanently secure the trail and felt that it was time to reroute some of it. We have been very fortunate to use these properties for so many years, thank you! The entire trail will now be accessed through the Dorothy and Fritz Carlton Loop. You will see signs saying "New Trail" and pointing you across the snowmobile trail towards Lake Eliza, please follow this spur to access the rest of the trail!
Last year we added another trail option, close to the Eliza trailhead - a 1.6K loop that goes around our Well House, called the Wellhead Loop. It is a lollypop loop that does cross the snowmobile trail, so be careful. Check out the map link above.
Current Status of trails: Updated 1/23/22
Thank you for your support and we look forward to the ski season!
For updates of area trail conditions please check out the link below
D & F Carlton Loop (6K) - Groomed and Tracked- couple of bare spots on the back stretch.
Sand Bay Spur (3K one way) - Groomed and Tracked
Shadow's Shortcut (.6K) - Groomed and Tracked
Wellhead Loop (1.6K) - Groomed and Tracked
Tracked and groomed with thin coverage. 95% in good shape with a few really thin to bare spots. 1/22/2023
AGAIN, Thank you to the Keweenaw Community Foundation. We have again been the recipient of a grant from KCF. We will update all of our signs in the Eagle Harbor Township Recreation Area and build a template that we then can use at all of our Recreation Areas throughout the Township. Having just been awarded the grant, we will work through the winter and be installing new signage later in 2023.
Please think about supporting the Keweenaw Community Foundation - especially the Cross Country Ski Endowment if you enjoy skiing in the Keweenaw!
Video courtesy of Jeff Curto