Swedetown Trails Calumet, Michigan

The Swedetown Trails are operated by the Swedetown Trails Club in cooperation with Calumet Township.

Swedetown Trails Club
P.O. Box 214
Calumet, Michigan 49913
906-337-1170 (chalet phone)

Swedetown Trails

Upcoming Events        Swedetown Calendar

Board meetings – We have upcoming board meetings at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st and Tuesday, March 21st. Meetings are held in the Chalet but there is also the option to attend by Zoom. To attend via Zoom, please send email to info@swedetowntrails.org and we will send you an invitation with link.

The Great Bear Chase is Saturday, March 11th. Registration is now open for seven races. Challenge yourself or volunteer to make it happen!

Recent Events

Swedetown Winter Trails Day is an annual event for the community to come try a new winter activity like cross country skiing, back country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking on groomed winter trails. Thanks Cross Country Sports in Calumet for bringing gear for everyone to try. At this year’s January event, over 80 people showed up to have some fun, thank you all for participating and come back again soon!

Swedetown Season Opener Ski Race was Saturday, December 10th. It was a 7.5km, interval-start race. About 30 participated and enjoyed a social time afterward. Donations were used for early season grooming. Thank you all who race and those who volunteered!

Annual All Member Meeting was November 15th and new officers president Larry Zurawski and Vice Present Drew Wilson were elected. Thank you to our guest presenter, Adam Johnson of Brockit who presented outdoor photos and gave tips on outdoor photography. Thank you all who attended.

Great Mosquito Chase was September 20th. New event – a five mile timed run on a marked route. Kate Abbott took the overall win with a blazing 37 minute time for 5 miles of singletrack. Drew Wilson was the first male finisher. Thanks all who came to our new event.

Great Deer Chase 2022¬†was August 20th. The morning started with a strider bike race and kids’ 2k and 4k races. Then the 15 and 30 mile races began with a new route incorporating the trails off of Woodland Road. A nice cool day so everyone from volunteers to riders enjoyed being out there. Downtown Calumet was festive too, with Pastyfest food and parade.

Invasives Control Work Sessions – We have held 3 sessions with crew from KISMA and volunteers. Thank you everyone who came to any of our work sessions where we worked in the red pine grove and near the special bog.

Trail MaintenanceJuly 21 and 23 – Several days and many volunteers working on trails in July updated the trail starting at the main trailhead to make it an easy trail. It is 36 inches wide, including any bridges. It’s about 2.5 miles long, check it out! Other volunteers have been working on the 7-11 Loop. Old narrow bridges have been replaced by dirt structures and we added difficulty to the trail. Now we have more variety – easy trails and more difficult trails!



 

 

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