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Snow Bike Trail Grooming Planned for Churning Rapids

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A group of snow bike enthusiasts have announced an agreement to groom six miles of snow bike trails at the Churning Rapids trail system this winter (see a map). The trailhead will be at the M-2013 and Christensen Road intersection, about six miles from Hancock. Trails will be groomed to 30″ wide and accessible for snow bikes, cross country skis, and snowshoes (no walkers). There is no trail pass for this and grooming will be funded through donations via the group’s Facebook page. Continue reading →

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Yoga for Skiers at Swedetown Dec. 5

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All skiers!

Special yoga workshop just for cross country skiers. Focusing on stretching and strengthening the muscles used in cross country skiing so you can improve your flexibility and balance. Try it out! Adding yoga to your routine can bring extra enjoyment to your winter season on the trails.

In the upper level of the Swedetown Chalet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 5th. Fee is $10 and preregistration is required. No previous yoga experience is needed. Bring a mat, blanket or floor pad to the session.

Send your name, email & phone number to: instructor Leah Tollefson (email to: Note: We need a minimum number of pre-registered skiers to hold this workshop – for announcements.

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Treasure Hunts and Luminaries at the Nara Center

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Enjoy some time outdoors in December with these programs from the Western UP Center for Math, Science, and Environmental Education. Monday, Dec 7 at 6 p.m. Marcy Erickson will lead a “Luminary night walk at the Nara Boardwalks.” Dress appropriately for an outdoor event. Then on Saturday, Dec. 12 (2 p.m.), Denise Landsberg will conduct “Finding your way: Compasses and Treasure Hunts.” This is also an outdoor event, so dress accordingly. More information about the events and leaders at the Center’s website.

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Maasto Music Fest December 5

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Tickets are now on sale for the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Clubs 3rd Annual Maasto Music Fest (formerly the Middle Bridge Music Jam). The event will take place Saturday, December 5, at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. Featured performers include Uncle Floyd and The Wing Nuts featuring singin’ sheriff Ron Lahti. Proceeds will kick off fundraising for KNSC’s next big project, replacing the bridge at the bottom of the Sisu Hill. Continue reading →

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