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December 10, 2013 CHTC has new recreation trails in the works EVAN MAYER Lode Writer For those who call the Keweenaw Peninsula home, the long winters shouldn’t be a cause for moaning and groaning. Many UP residents, and students at Michigan Tech, love the area because of the outdoor recreation opportunities that are available. A new opportunity is in store, thanks in part to the Copper Harbor Trails Club (CHTC). The CHTC currently has over 25 miles of scenic single-track trails, which are linked to even more adjacent trails and thousands of acres of forestland. But after the state of Michigan recently purchased land on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the CHTC began drooling over the property as it offered an ideal opportunity to expand its trail system to include a hiking and biking trail. The project has piqued the interest of several people, businesses and organizations in the region that are hoping to assist. Among this group is Michigan Tech’s very own School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. So far two phases have been planned in the project. The first phase would connect the Copper Harbor trails to Mandan Road and Horseshoe Harbor. This phase is planned to begin construction next year. Continued on page 2 News: 3 Light Superior lighthouses News: The Copper Harbor Trails Club is expanding their current trail system into land on the tip of the Keweenaw. The project will take place in two phases. Photo courtesy of Adam Johnson 5 Graduation in focus: Senior Design Pulse: 6 Creativity saves money Opinion: 11 FDA to ban trans-fat? Sports: 13 Snowfall excites students for school-wide tradition


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