FEBRUARY 24, 2024

UPDATE:  Due to lack of snow, this year's event will be a walk. No snowshoes are needed. Good supportive boots are recommended. If you have YakTrax or hiking poles, feel free to bring those if you have balance issues. The trail is in good shape but there are some areas that include uneven ground and rocks.

The 6th annual Hygge Hike will be taking place on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Historic Montreal Ski Trails. This event is being planned in partnership between NICER and the Penokee Rangers Trail Corps,

Participants will arrive to find a variety of luminaries lining the 1.5 mile route along a portion of the Historic Montreal Ski Trails, with multiple bonfires, Swedish torches, hot chocolate, and a few other surprises along the way. Participants are also encouraged to wear anything that GLOWS to help light up the night (glow sticks, LED light vests, reflective clothing, black light or colored flashlights...get creative)!

Don't have snowshoes? We have you covered! The Extension Iron County office will have their community snowshoes available to use for FREE, with kids and adult sizes to choose from, while supplies last. 

A $10 suggested donation per family will be collected at the trailhead, with proceeds to benefit NICER and the Penokee Rangers (who maintain the Historic Montreal Ski Trails on a volunteer basis). Parking will be limited. We will share parking details soon. 

Even though this is a dog friendly trail system, we ask that you leave your dogs at home during this event. 

If you would like to volunteer at this year's Hygge Hike at Night, we would love the extra help! We invite anyone interested in volunteering to arrive at the Rose Wreath Trailhead at 9:00 am the day of the event to assist with luminary set up. Volunteers will also be needed to light the luminaries starting at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to NICER at benicer@nicer715.com.  

DISCLAIMER: Everyone taking part in the 2024 Hygge Hike at Night event does so at their own risk. NICER, Penokee Rangers Trail Corps, Inc., the City of Montreal, Rose Wreath LLC, are not responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of this event however caused. If you plan to participate in this event, whether or not you have signed up for it, you indicate that you accept these conditions and accept that no legal liability is accepted by organizers or sponsors, in the event of accident or injury, however caused. 

Be sure to dress in anything that GLOWS to help light up the night! 


Parking is typically a challenge for this event, but we do have two local businesses who are allowing us to use their parking lots  again this year! 

Please use the entrance to Number 4 Road when parking in the Rose Wreath lot. Do not enter on the south side of Montreal Street, as we are using it as an exit only for the Rose Wreath parking area. Participants using the South Shore Oil parking lot will also be crossing over on Montreal Street, so please use caution when exiting. 

The Penokee Rangers made a connector trail through the wooded area for anyone parking here to avoid walking on Hwy 77. Our parking attendants will assist you and let you know where to go. 

Our parking attendants will be directing  traffic to each parking lot, with overflow parking directed to Number 4 Road (right side only), or across Hwy 77 on the north side of Montreal Street . PLEASE USE CAUTION AND WATCH FOR PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS.