Hiawatha Shore-To-Shore Chapter
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Upcoming Events At A Glance

Jan 01, 2017 Hike - First Hike 2017 - Tahqua Trail
Jan 07, 2017 Stomp the Park! and Hike the Hiawatha! - St. Ignace State Park
Jan 28, 2017 Snow Lover's Tahqua Trail Trek - Tahqua Trail

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The Lodge at Silver Creek is a four season vacation destination, located in Eckerman, Michigan right next door to the Silver Creek Grill & Pub. Just nine miles south of Paradise, Michigan.
155 N. M-123
Eckerman, MI 49728

Chapter News


January 1, 2017

First Hike 2017

2pm - 4pm

Get your First Hike of 2017 done on the 1st!

Join us on the Tahqua Trail Road south of Paradise at 2pm to hike along the banks of the Tahquamenon River near the mouth of the river. Tahqua Trail is the first road to the west just north of the mouth of the river off M-123.

We will gather about 1/2 mile off M-123.

The length of this hike can be adjusted to match your abilities and endurance.

Bring snowshoes or cross country skis as there should be snow!

Ask questions about this hike in the discussion here.

Call Tom at 906-440-0831 if there are any last minute questions.


January 7, 2017

Stomp the Park! and Hike the Hiawatha!

11:30am - 7pm

View our flyer here in PDF format http://www.northcountrytrail.org/hss/StompThePark-20170117.pdf

Join us before NOON at a bonfire just off Brevort Lake Road (H-57) on the NCT. We will hike/snowshoe/ski on the NCT and then head to the Hiawatha National Forest ranger station on US-2 to take in the looped trail there followed by a stomp into Straits State Park to watch as the sun sets and the Mackinac Bridge lights up. There will be another bonfire and s’mores! Section B and A on the HSS map.

Hiking starts at NOON.

The bonfire will be going before that -- show up before noon with your sack lunch for some bonfire time before the hike.

You can participate in all of this or just part of it.

We should be at the HNF Ranger Station between 2:30 and 3pm. (Their Open House runs from 2pm to 4pm and includes some snacks and hot beverages.)

Start Stomping the Park at Straits State Park around 4:30 - 5pm. Follow the lantern lit trail to a bonfire where there will be s'mores!

Many of us will go out to dinner together afterwards at a local eatery. You can join us if you wish! YUMM!!


January 28, 2017

Snow Lover's Tahqua Trail Trek

10am - 1pm

This is part of the Winter Carnival at Paradise! http:// paradisemichigan.org/pdf/ winter_flyer.pdf

Join us for a great time along a beautiful river (Tahquamenon) on a portion of the North Country Trail that is easily accessed and easily hiked.

Meet on Tahqua Trail Road about 3/4 mile off M-123.

Hikes of different lengths are available -- don't miss this hike!

Contact: Tom Walker 906-440-0831


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