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!
Township Cross-Country Ski/Hiking Trails
People are still trying to use the old trail that we have removed. The section of the trail beginning at the Eliza Trailhead, 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!
In 2022 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 1/31/2024)
D & F Carlton Loop (6K) - Not Groomed
Sand Bay Spur (3K one way) - Not Groomed
Shadow's Shortcut (.6K) - Not Groomed
Wellhead Loop (1.6K) - Not Groomed