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Day Cruising in Crane Lake

Day cruising is about enjoying one day or part of a day on the water without necessarily having a destination or a specific goal/activity in mind. That said, fishing, waterskiing, sailing, gunkholing (like a Sunday drive exploring coves and beaches) and picnicking are perfect ways to cruise on a boat and they are fairly specific…
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February 27, 2020

Newest Updates and Safety Information Riding conditions have been great over the past week, and the trails are all open and being used frequently. Maintenance crews are grooming as often as possible to keep up with the heavy use. Slush conditions are remain healed up for now (lots of slush is still present, but much…
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Identifying Trees in the Crane Lake Wilderness

It is time to have a little fun with trees. Trees are critical to our environment and our way of life. From the air we breathe to the materials we build houses with. So, we will take a look at them in a couple of different ways and maybe we will learn something big and…
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Elusive Northern Lights in Crane Lake

Whether your focus is to see the elusive Northern Lights or simply gaze at the incredible amount of stars that can be seen due to lack of light pollution, Crane Lake and Voyageurs National Park is a great place to start. The Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights” are a spectacle not everyone has the chance…
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Up North Authors & Hot Beverages to Beat the Winter Blues

The holidays are over. It’s time to settle back into your routine and maybe just relax a bit. While the holidays are a time of joy and are meant to be relaxing, it can also be hectic at times and you may have found yourself needing a break from the break. Sit back and relax…
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December 26, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information The first lag of the green snowmobile trail from Franks Bay on Rainy Lake to Ash River Trail is still groomed, staked, and ready for visitors to enjoy, and the Peterson Bay trail is now open and staked as well. Not enough ice has formed to open other trails at…
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Snowmobile Safety in Voyageurs National Park

It’s officially snowmobile season, folks. Before you hit the snowmobile trails at Voyageurs National Park,  there are a few things to keep in mind whether you are on your first trip ever or have been riding for years. Along with all winter activities there are a few added safety tips you will want to keep…
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Crane Lake MN Holiday Vacations

The winter holiday season is a great time to head outdoors in Crane Lake, MN for some casual hiking and snowshoeing.  Start a new holiday tradition by hitting the trails with your family and friends Grab your snowshoes, cross country skis, or a fishing pole (and ice auger) and head out! If you are planning…
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December 12, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information We are pleased to announce that the Sullivan Bay, Blind Ash Bay, Oberholtzer, and Rainy Lake Recreation snowshoe trails are now open. The Echo Bay Trail, Rainy Lake Recreation Ski Trail, and Tilson Connector Trail are all packed and tracked and ready for winter recreation. The ice is strengthening every…
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ATV Update: New Steel Bridge over the Vermilion River

Over 300 people attended the ATV Ride and Rally weekend held here in Crane Lake Sept 21-22, to celebrate the completion of a new steel bridge over the Vermilion River. The bridge was funded by the IRRRB and will be an important trail connector for year-round use in Voyageur Country. This bridge greatly enhances riding…
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