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Superior Snowshoe walks scheduled


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JERRY PIKKA, left, Mary Pikka and Anne Davey head out on a snowshoe walk in Miners Memorial Heritage Park last winter.


Ironwood - Weekly Superior Snowshoe hikes will begin in January.

Sam Davey, of Ironwood, said the group walks every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and goes to different locations.

It's the fifth year the community has came together for the weekly walks.

On average, between 40 to 150 people participate every week, depending on the weather.

"Last year, it was cold," he said.

Davey said many people like snowshoeing because "it's fun and it's good exercise. Snowshoeing is just like walking," he said. "You can do it anywhere you want. If you have snow, you can go snowshoeing."

For those who wish to participate, Davey recommends people bring headlights or flashlights.

"We walk in the dark," he said.

If people want to try snowshoeing, Davey said the group can provide snowshoes for free.


-Jan. 6: Mark Fitting Annual Memorial Walk, Michigan Information Center, Ironwood.

-Jan. 13: Bessemer walk. Meet behind city hall.

-Jan. 20: Gogebic Country Club.

-Jan. 27: Schaumburg Park. U.S, 51, Oma.

-Feb. 3: Miners Park trail, Ironwood.

-Feb. 10: Corullos' house, 5361 Spring Lane Rd.

-Feb. 17. Peterson Falls walk, beginning at Hurley Animal Clinic.

-Feb. 24: Manny's Restaurant walk.

-March 2: GCC walk at Mt. Zion.

-March 9: Stan and Sue Carr house.

-March 16: Wolverine Ski Trails, consists of potluck cook-out with bonfire.

Special events

-Yooperfest at Blackjack Ski Hill, Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. snowshoe walk, followed by a bonfire and marshmallows at 9.


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