July 6-9, 2017
Celebrate the Rich History of Crane Lake with Pierre and the Rest of our Fun-Loving Community.
Individuals and businesses are teaming together to bring guests an unforgettable experience as a true Crane Lake Voyageur. Fresh fish cooked over an open flame next to the crystal clean waters of our beautiful lake, a tradition brought back to life here in Crane Lake: the Voyageur Fish Fry - Saturday afternoon July 8th. The Portage-Paddle Adventure Race - Friday July 7th, both events are back - reflecting Crane Lake traditions of old.
Our community welcomes you to join in many activities being planned.
THURSDAY July 6th is the start of the Trading Post Poker run. Register and shop at area business, pick up a card at each place, the best 5 card hand will earn the Crane Lake Winners Card with awesome prizes! Stop at the businesses and get the details.
THURSDAY 1-5 pm We are very pleased to again host a brilliant Art Show at Nelson's Resort featuring the work of local artists: Terry Palm, Debbie Neurenberg, Bonnie DuFresne, and others. Browse beautiful art and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
THURSDAY night Bingo, try a Smoked Brisket dinner special at Voyagaire Lodge. Bingo games begin at 7 pm and proceeds benefit local snowmobile/ATV trails.
THURSDAY After the bingo games, head over to "Bling" at the Crane Lake Bar and Grill.
FRIDAY is the Portage Paddle Swim Race at the Vermilion Gorge Hiking Trail. 11 am - 4 pm beginning at Voyagaire Lodge. Are you up to the Challenge? Conquer a 4.6 mile loop beginning with the Vermilion Gorge hike followed by a swim and a paddle around Bear Island. Call Gretchen at 218-993-2266 with questions or to register. Complete the loop and earn a great t-shirt!
FRIDAY 4:30-6 pm Mystery Voyageur Arrowheads in the Sand at Pine Point Lodge. Shuttles provided from Lakeview Motel starting at 4 pm and every 30 minutes thereafter. Many prizes - find the one valued at $500!
FRIDAY 8 pm - midnight Live music at Voyagaire Lodge with the Christopher David Hanson Band
SATURDAY 8 am Meet at Voyagaire Lodge and enjoy a Bird Walk with local expert Dee Kuder down the Vermilion Gorge Hiking Trail
SATURDAY 10 am - 2 pm Paddle the 22' Voyageur Canoe with VNP staff dressed in full garb, and enjoy some fantastic Kids Activities (Including Minnow Races, Lawn Twister, Face Painting, Great Prizes, Arts and Crafts) from 11 am- 1 pm July 8th at the Voyagaire Lodge beach. Yes, Pierre the Pinata will be there too!
SATURDAY afternoon is the ATV "Ride to the Fry" Event ending at the Voyageur Days Fish Fry from 4-6 pm. Purchase a button in advance to enjoy a delicious meal of fried fish, bread/butter, beans, German potato salad and pickles cooked over an open flame by our Crane Lake Voyageur Days hosts. You will have a blast on the ATV ride followed by an unforgettable "shore lunch". Maps of ATV rides beginning at various locations will be available for the ride. Of course, you can come by car too! Call Jerry with questions at 218-993-2295.
SATURDAY 9 pm Live music at Nelson's Resort.
SUNDAY Crane Lake Chapel service at 11:30. Come as you are!
The Trading Post Poker Run is also going on all weekend, ending....
SUNDAY at the popular Ice Cream Social from 1-3 pm at Handbergs Marina. Winners card awarded at 2 pm.