The Snowshoe Hare at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is an event celebrating snowshoeing in the Keweenaw. The inaugural event was in 2022.
This event has an educational component to it where attendees learn about: snowshoeing, comparisons between modern snowshoes with traditional snowshoes (demonstration models provided by Iverson Snowshoes), and about snowshoe hares and their ecology.
For the novice snowshoers – learn what snowshoes are, the different types of snowshoes, snowshoe history, how to put them on, and how to use them. For more advanced snowshoers, try out and compare traditional and modern snowshoes.
- Access to over 14 km of groomed and packed trails for snowshoeing
- A 2 km trail run and kids (under 10) race
- Guided snowshoe hikes
- Interpretive snowshoe talks
- A guided moonlit snowshoe hike on the lodge’s trail system
This season’s event is on February 4, 2023 – Learn More
This event is free to resort guests and the general public to attend.
• Adult Snowshoe Loop Race: 10:00 am
• Awards Ceremonies 11:00am
• Kids Snowshoe Loop Race: 11:30 am (no participants)
• Meditative (mindful) Snowshoeing with Dayna Browning: 1:00pm
• Presentation and discussion with KORC about the 32,000 acre land sale
• Snowshoe Hare Ecology presentation by naturalist Tom Oliver: 3:30pm
Guided Moonlit Snowshoe Hike: 7:00pm
Food and Beverages:
- Throughout the day, Rabbit Sausage Soup was available at the Little Cabin Café
- During the evening, in the Dining Room, Hasenpfeffer — a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit or hare — was available as a special dinner option.
- We also be offered Blackrocks’ Grand Rabbits beer as part of the theme.
Instances of the Event
- 2024 Snowshoe Hare (January 27, 2024)
- 2023 Snowshoe Hare (February 4, 2023)
- 2022 Snowshoe Hare (February 12, 2022)
Recaps of Past Instances of the Snowshoe Hare
If people want to support the event, the Lodge, and the Keweenaw, we are asking participants to either join or donate to the Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition (KORC) – an organization dedicated to protecting the Keweenaw’s vast landscapes for everyone, forever.