Environment
10:17 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Keweenaw's Brockway Mountain transferred to township

EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   A deal has been completed that will assure continued public access to Brockway Mountain, a popular destination in the far northwestern U.P. 

Ownership of the mountain summit and 320 surrounding acres was transferred Thursday from a private individual to Eagle Harbor Township in Keweenaw County.

The township secured a grant of $498,000 from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which consists of royalties from development of state-owned minerals. The Nature Conservancy and other groups raised $180,000 in matching funds.

Brockway Mountain is located near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula and provides sweeping views of Lake Superior, coastlines and woodlands. It becomes part of the 16-mile-long Keweenaw Coastal Wildlife Corridor, which includes 4,500 acres.

The property will remain open to the public and its natural resources protected.