Township Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trails
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 lollipop loop that does cross the snowmobile trail, so be careful. Check out the map link above.
Current status of trails (updated 1/22/2023)
D & F Carlton Loop (6K) - Groomed and Tracked with 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
Thank you Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF)!
Eagle Harbor Township has 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.
If you enjoy skiing in the Keweenaw, please think about supporting the KCF - especially the Cross Country Ski Endowment!