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

Trail MaintenanceJuly 21 and 23 – Looking for volunteers for Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. We’ll do a couple hours of trail maintenance and then we’ll have some burgers/brats and social time afterward. No special skills or tools, just show up with a will to work and we’ll get a lot done! Next Trail Maintenance date is Saturday, July 23rd, getting together at the Chalet parking area at 9 a.m. Pastries/coffee provided, ending around noon with more burgers/brats. We’ll be working on 7/11 and Ten Times, our advanced single-track trails – this will really add to our variety of trails to ride!

Great Deer Chase 2022 The Great Deer Chase is Saturday, August 20th. The race features two distance and a kids race on the scenic rolling trails at Swedetown in Calumet. Then head over to the Village of Calumet for PastyFest featuring a parade, car show and pasty tasting.

Invasives Control Work Sessions – Next session is July 28th, meet at 9 a.m. at the Chalet. New volunteers are always appreciated, no special knowledge is needed. We will be working with a crew from KISMA (Keweenaw Invasives Species Management) to control the spread of invasive buckthorn brush that crowds out desirable native plants needed by wildlife. Thank you everyone who came to our June 2nd work session where we worked in the red pine grove.

Board meetings – We have upcoming board meetings at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th, July 12th and August 9th. Meetings are held in the Chalet but there is also the option to attend by Zoom. For a zoom invitation, please send email to info@swedetowntrails.org and we will send you one.

Recent Events

Keweenaw Chain Drive 2022 The Keweenaw Chain Drive was Saturday, June 18 during Bridgefest weekend. All starts were at Churning Rapids trails in Hancock. The longest distance riders connected with Swedetown Trails. There were prizes and fun for all riders. Keweenaw Chain Drive 2022

Easter Bunny Hoppet – Just for fun, a cross country ski race in April. Easter Bunny Hoppet. Thank you every one who raced or volunteered. Donations of $700 were put toward spring grooming.

Great Bear Chase 2022 was Saturday, March 12. On a very cold day, more than 800 brave racers and volunteers came out for a memorable race. Results and race day photos are on the web site. Check it out!

Swedetown Winter Trails Day was Sunday, January 16th. It was a nice snowy day and the trails were in great shape. Quite a few people came by to try the trails or try some new gear. There were skis, snowshoes and snow bikes to try, compliments of event co-sponsor Cross Country Sports. Thank you members who assisted and guided people on the trails and thank you Cross Country Sports for bringing all the gear to the Chalet for people to try.

Annual All Member Meeting – We had a good turnout for meeting on November 20th. STC President Craig Hughes reviewed what is new at the trails and gave a financial overview. Special guests Joanne Reed and Deedra Irwin called in from Austria where they are training. They are members of U.S. World Cup biathlon team and they shared their experiences in competitive racing.

CLK Invitational Cross Country Running Meet – More than 20 high school and middle school teams competed on the Swedetown Trails on September 20th. Senior Senior Eric Weiss from Houghton covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes in the boys event. Ishpeming sophomore Lola Korpi earned top honors in the girls’ race at 21:18. She was followed by Houghton senior Ingrid Seagren (21:39).



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