Friday, May 23, 2014

North Woods Conservancy to hold Open House at Seven Mile Point May 24, 25, 26

Lake Superior beach at Seven Mile Point, between Ahmeek and Eagle River. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

CALUMET -- North Woods Conservancy will sponsor an Open House at Seven Mile Point (SMP) from noon to sunset this Memorial Day Weekend -- Saturday, Sunday and Monday -- May 24, 25 and 26.

The spectacular Lake Superior beach at Seven Mile Point is opening for the season -- 1,000 feet of sand and 800 feet of billion year old bedrock, including the Point and several agate-rich basaltic cobble beaches. Join hosts Sandy and Ruth at the beach this weekend and welcome spring along with the birch trees, ladyslippers, warblers, mergansers, and eagles.

Seven Mile Point is open every weekend from mid May to mid October; if you host for a weekend, you can camp Saturday night. Please respect the neighbors by driving slowly on the private entry road and by staying on the Seven Mile Point property (the boundaries are marked at the beach tree line).

For this weekend only, car stickers won't be required.

Annual memberships include a car sticker for SMP entry; Monthly Sustainers, who pay $10 a month to support 7-Mile Point, are members; otherwise a user fee is required ($28 for annual car sticker or $7 per person per day). All memberships and user fees are used to pay the mortgage for this beautiful property. Members may pick up their car stickers at the Visitor Center or at Seven Mile Point during open hours. For members who have renewed already or plan to renew this weekend, 2014 car stickers will be available by Saturday, May 31 (you can pick the stickers up at the Visitor Center if it is open/hosted, or at Seven Mile Point).

Click here for directions to Seven Mile Point and more information -- or call Jane at 906-370-3248.  

Click here if you wish to be a host at SMP or the Visitor Center, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to book your hosting shift, either at Seven Mile Point, the Visitor Center, or one of each.

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