Board meetings – We have upcoming Swedetown Trails Club board meetings at 7 pm on Tuesday September 12th and Tuesday, October 10th. Meetings are held in the Chalet but there is also the option to attend by Zoom. To attend via Zoom, please send email to email@example.com and we will send you an invitation with link.
Swedetown Chalet Public Comment Session was held in June. Swedetown Trails Club presented what changes will be needed to make the Chalet serve for the future. UP Engineering and Architects presented possible designs. We appreciate everyone who came to learn about the project and give input and observations.
Dedication at Swedetown Trails – Calumet Township welcomed a representative from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to dedicate land added to the Swedetown Recreation Area this past year. A grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and donations to Swedetown made it possible to 40 acres which provide event space at a new trailhead and add to hiking, biking and winter nonmotorized trails.
Invasive Species Management with Goats – Goats were at work this summer at Swedetown Trails to manage invasive Glossy Buckthorn. Families and anyone interested came to meet the goats and learn about forest management from Jake of Regenerative Ruminants and KISMA (Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area).
Great Deer Chase 2023 was Saturday, August 5th. There were kids’ races in the morning. In the afternoon the long races were held, which included a sanctioned high school team race. Fine weather and enthusiastic riders.
The Ride the Keweenaw weekend is all about exploring the amazing natural and recreational resources the Keweenaw region has to offer. Swedetown Trails held a guided ride and cookout where everyone enjoyed a good ride, good food and good company.
The Great Bear Chase was March 11th. With a turnout of over 50 skiers and very good conditions, it was a successful race with many happy skiers challenged to ski their best. Thank you all the volunteers who made the race possible. Registration for the 2024 event is now open.
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 helped.
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.