STC Monthly Board Meetings are open to anyone interested. Upcoming meetings are Tuesday June 11th, July 50th and August 20th at 7 p.m. in the Chalet. All season pass holders are Club members.
Glossy Buckthorn Work Day is Monday, June 17th. Volunteers meet at Swedetown Chalet at 9 a.m. We hope you can join us as we continue to beat back the buckthorn invasion of Swedetown’s woods and wetland areas. KISMA’s work crew will again be leading us in this effort! Bring water, gloves, bug nets and repellent as well as hand saws and clippers/loppers if you have them. Rain or shine, we plan to get out there. Many hands make light work!
Summer Trails Clean Up Day Saturday, May 18. We had thirty volunteers come to the trails ready to work despite predicted rain. Lots of branch removal accomplished. There was even a little snow shoveling in a couple spots to nudge along the thawing process. Most trails still need drying out before we can rake or leaf-blow the riding tread.
Experience the Keweenaw! May 24th to May 26th – three days with 30 different outdoor experiences around the area to try. Swedetown Trails hosted a group bike ride and PHF put on a post-ride cookout at Agassiz Park in Calumet. Thanks Portage Health Foundation!
Great Deer Chase 2019 Mountain Bike races on Saturday, August 17th. Also enjoy music, food and more at PastyFest, sponsored by Main Street Calumet.
Great Bear Chase 2019 ski marathon on March 9 had over 800 racers, a new record. Thanks volunteers for coming out and helping with the race. With very good weather and good snow, everyone had a nice day for competition. Come back again next year!
Winter Trails Day is a national event with 100 locations around the country. Swedetown’s 2019 Winter Trails Day was a great success. The idea is to introduce people to new outdoor activities to stay active in winter. With fine weather and great snow, we had over 130 people trying out the trails, snowshoes, skis and snow bikes. Thanks everyone for coming and much thanks to Cross Country Sports for supplying rental gear for no charge.
STC Annual Meeting was November 13th. Big thanks to our guest Dr. Bill Rose who illuminated an intrigued group on how Swedetown’s geology is like icing on a hot chocolate cake. We certainly added to our knowledge of what is underground below our trails.