Upcoming events

All events are open to the public, so bring your friends and family! RSVP’s are very appreciated, but not necessary unless specified. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email newsletter for updates as the events get closer!

September 29th – Bald Mountain Adventure Day

UPLC’s fall-favorite adventure in the Huron Mountains. Come along for a challenging, off-trail hike (approximately 8 miles) through mature forests and up steep granite balds. We’ll stand in awe of towering white pines and mesic northern forests so characteristic of the U.P. The high point of the day is a sweeping 360-degree view of fall colors blanketing the Huron Mountains, and an exclusive view of Point Abbaye and the Huron Islands. Fall colors are forecasted to peak around this time, so the experience should be phenomenal! Please bring sturdy hiking boots, sufficient food and water for the day, and any other creature comforts you may require.

Meet us on Saturday, September 29 at 8 A.M. at the UPLC office to carpool/caravan to the site. The excursion is scheduled to last until 6 P.M. Space is limited to 15 participants; if you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling or e-mailing us.

October 8th – Dead River Community Forest Hike

The proposed Dead River Community Forest will consist of two main portions–the “Bayous” section which we explored in July, and and “Bridges” portion that we’d like to show you in peak fall colors! The Bridges portion surrounds the new CR 510 Bridge and reaches the old CR 510 Bridge. There are small waterfalls and we’ll be planning a hiking trail. This iconic UP fall-color destination will soon be preserved for the future with your help!

Come learn about the project with UPLC staff on Monday evening, October 8th. Meet at the UPLC office at 5 to carpool/caravan to the pocket park on the North side of the old CR 510 Bridge, or meet us there at 5:30, and we’ll walk over the old bridge and up to the new 510 bridge through the proposed DRCF. We’re trying to time it for a beautiful sunset shot, so don’t forget to bring your cameras!


TBD – Winter snowshoeing

Once winter is in full swing and we have a good snow base, we’ll plan a snowshoeing trip to one of UPLC’s properties. This trip will likely happen in early 2019. Please follow our Facebook page or check back to this website for future updates!

Hope to see you out on the trail!