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West for Success – The BWCA and Quetico’s Best Kept Secret

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park covers well over 2 million acres, straddling an international boundary in the heart of the boreal forest.  It’s as close to a wilderness experience that most people will ever encounter, but occupied campsites, busy entry points, and canoe races to packed portages are a daily…
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Where to Get Just About Anything on Crane Lake

4th Generation Full Service Marina on Crane Lake Handberg’s Marina on Crane Lake is a 4th generation, family-owned outfit that specializes in just about everything.  Owners Jeff and Lori Sanborn run the marine service and sales business with their oldest son John, and youngest son Scott both working with them.  “It’s been great to have…
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Early Season Walleye Tips from a North-Country Guide

Crane Lake Area Early Season Walleye Fishing Tips For Depth, Temperature, and Targeting Getting bite in May can be a challenge for anglers in the northern half of the walleye’s range, as every year can be a bit different depending on ice-out, weather conditions, and what it does to the impending spawn.  Even the spawn…
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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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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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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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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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