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INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MICHIGAN TECH WINTER CARNIVAL

Updated for 2023 with additional Winter Carnival events! In a place that regularly averages over 200 inches of snow a year, playing in the snow has become a skill that the Keweenaw has honed to utter perfection. Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, full of snow and ice sculptures…

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Insider's Guide to Attending Heikinpäivä

Heikinpäivä, a mid-winter Finnish-American celebration, returns to downtown Hancock this January. This event is planned intentionally during a quiet time of year and celebrates the Hancock and Copper Country's Finnish heritage. This lively festival reminds of us of the many ways that winter can be…

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Grooming the Keweenaw's 200 Miles of Snowmobile Trails

Exploring the Keweenaw's scenic vistas and picturesque trails by snowmobile is exciting. But what does it take to maintain those pristine Keweenaw trails? We sat down with Keweenaw Snowmobile Club President, Ryan LaPorte, to learn more about his experience as a groomer and what draws snowmobilers to…

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CURLING IN CALUMET

Curling is considered one of the world’s oldest winter team sports with its roots found in 16th century Scotland where the art was practiced on frozen lochs and lakes. Today, curling is a Winter Olympics darling, and the sport is sweeping across the Midwest (pun intended)! Tucked away in the heart…

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How to Prepare Like a Local for a Keweenaw Blizzard

The Keweenaw is known for epic snow thanks to Mother Superior’s prodigious lake-effect output. But while most of us locals are used to almost daily flurries of three to six inches of snow, even we go into prepper-mode when John Dee announces a blizzard’s on its way. For those of you who exclaim…

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Snowshoe Guide for McLain State Park

McLain State Park is one of our favorite places to visit no matter the season. Most people visit during the summertime when the beach is warm and the campground bustling. During the winter this popular sightseeing spot goes into hibernation, burying itself in snow and ice. The fun doesn’t stop just…

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TOP 5 FROZEN WATERFALLS IN THE KEWEENAW

The Copper Country’s unique geology makes it a hot spot for waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. No two are alike, especially so in winter! Many of our favorite waterfalls make excellent places to go on an adventure to in the winter, so strap on (or lace up!) your snowshoes and take advantage of the…

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WINTER EXPEDITION: HORSESHOE HARBOR

Horseshoe Harbor is one of those places you’d think would be totally inaccessible in winter. A remote, rocky beach east of Copper Harbor, this is a summer-time destination for travelers looking for a tranquil spot to take in Lake Superior during adventures in the Keweenaw Peninsula. But if you’re…

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