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Snow Gauge

Snow Guage

The much-photographed Snow Gauge is in a roadside park past Mohawk, actually closer to Phoenix. It records Mohawk's annual cumulative snowfall, often 250 inches. Because the accumulated snow continually compacts and melts, there's rarely more than five feet on the ground at any time, except in drifts. Hip-high snow, however, is to be expected - and it lasts for months. Snow removal is a major priority of local government. Residents don't usually have to wait long for the snow plow to come, but it's understood that all Keweenaw winter engagements are tentative, depending on the weather.
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POINTS OF INTEREST
Bird's-Eye Creations. Beautiful bird's-eye maple comes mainly from northern Keweenaw. Here it is milled and made into a big assortment of household objects for sale in the adjoining shop ... more

Superior Woodworks. Kraig Mahrley uses local cedar to make rustic furniture, including classic outdoor chairs and lawn swings ... more

Snow Gauge. The eye-catching 30-foot-high Snow Gauge dramatically displays the humungous annual snowfall in the Keweenaw ... more

Wood'N Spoon. Bounties of the Keweenaw earth for sale here, from equisite thimbleberry jam to honey to maple syrup ... more

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