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Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch is a research project contributing important data about the spring migration of raptors in the Lake Superior region to HMANA. Funded primarily by donations, the survey can only continue with the help of people like you. Find out more by visiting:
The spring bird migration is in full swing! There are birds everywhere with improved weather conditions. Brockway Mountain Drive is fully accessible by car from both sides. Copper Harbor is buzzing (and singing and twittering and calling).
May 25th, 26th and 27th - Ride the Keweenaw Start your planning now for a full weekend of riding Keweenaw singletrack. Group rides will be hosted at Michigan Tech, Churning Rapids and Swedetown plus additional rides and events in Copper Harbor.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
7:00 pm - Manitou Island & Isle Royale Bird Surveys with Joseph Youngman This presentation will feature an update to the long running Manitou Island Bird Survey as well as the newest water bird study on Passage Island, Isle Royale National Park. Along with new data and interesting findings, Joe will share many beautiful images of the islands.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
7:00 am - Birds and Bugs Field Trip: Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary Join Joseph Youngman and Lynn Murphy for a fun and interesting trip through the Estivant Pines. A Michigan Nature Association event.
Meet at the E Pines trailhead. To get there, follow US 41 north to the blinking light at Copper Harbor and turn right, go 4 blocks and turn right on 2nd Street at the Community Center and sign for Lake Manganese. Follow 2nd Street (also called Manganese Road) for 1.2 miles, bearing left onto Clark Mine Road (dirt road). Travel 1.2 miles and turn right by the pond and then a quick right onto Burma Road. Travel another .65 miles to the trailhead and parking area.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Join Fort Wilkins Historic State Park on Memorial Day to commemorate U.S. Soldiers who have died while in Military Service. The event will occur on the parade grounds and will include a memorial day address, musical tribute by Mel Jones, program from the Copper harbor School children and the presentation of colors by the Marine Corps League. Refreshments to follow program. For more information please call Fort Wilkins Historical State Park at (906)289-4215.
Visitors to the top of the Keweenaw Peninsula have called Copper Harbor "the absolute best of the Lake". You will love the views, from Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline to the top of Brockway Mountain. It's a nature lovers paradise! Every season offers something new, all breathtakingly beautiful.
A trip to Copper Harbor is off the beaten path, but that's what makes it nice. Plan to spend some time and hang out for a while..….you won't be disappointed! The friendly people, affordable prices, fresh air, fine cuisine, unique shops, amazing scenery, historical significance and options for outdoor recreation combine to enhance the whole experience. There is so much to see and do, many features are unique to the area. Take time to see it all!
It's also the Gateway to Isle Royale National Park. The Isle Royale Queen IV takes visitors to the cherished island 50 miles away in about 3 hours.