July 22-28, 2019
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, a tradition brought back to life here in Crane Lake: the Voyageur Fish Fry - Saturday afternoon July 27th, reflecting Crane Lake traditions of old.
Our community welcomes you to join in many activities being planned.
MONDAY July 22nd kicks off Voyageur Days Week with the start of the Trading Post Poker Run. Register and shop at area business, pick up a card at each place, and the best 5 card hand will earn the Crane Lake Winners Card with awesome prizes! Stop at the businesses and get the details. Vacation Bible School for the kids (ages 5-12) will be going on at the Crane Lake Chapel this week Monday through Thursday.
TUES - WED July 23-24th is the Portage, Paddle, Swim Race. This event is growing in popularity, so advance registration is requested! In pairs, this race is a 4.6 mile loop beginning with the Vermilion Gorge Hike ending in a paddle around Bayliss Island. Carry one 20-lb Voyageur Pack you provide, and begin at Voyagaire's beach. Race against the clock (the fastest time to beat is 1 hour and 16 minutes)! After you arrive at the Gorge, we will take your pack while you swim to Pine Point Lodge and pick up a canoe or tandem kayak. There, we will give you back your pack and you can complete the race. Call 218-993-2266 to request a registration form. Start times for this event will range from 11 am - 3 pm both days. T-shirts for anyone who completes the loop!
THURSDAY July 25 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, Rosalee Nieme, Lois Larson, Bob Kaiser, Chris Lang, Millie Nelson, Bonnie DuFresne, and others. Browse beautiful art and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
THURSDAY night is Bingo, with a Voyageur Days dinner special at Voyagaire Lodge. Bingo games begin at 7 pm and proceeds benefit our local snowmobile/ATV trails.
THURSDAY After the bingo games, head over to "Bling" at the Crane Lake Bar and Grill.
FRIDAY 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 26th at the Voyagaire Lodge beach.
FRIDAY July 26th will be a Crane Lake Painting Class at the Crane Lake Bar and Grill. Join local artist Carole Scott as she walks you through the steps to get the results you want. In this three hour class you will walk away with your very own painting of Voyageurs National Park. Registration required and class is limited to the first 15 participants, with a minimum class size of six.
SATURDAY afternoon is the "Fry For All" Event formerly called "Ride to the Fry", 4-6 pm at the beautiful beach of Nelson's Resort. Enjoy the day on our beautiful area trails and end up at this 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. Come by BOAT, vehicle, bicycle, or ATV. Call Jerry with questions at 218-993-2295.
SATURDAY 9 pm Live music at Voyagaire Lodge and at Nelson's Resort.
SUNDAY Crane Lake Chapel service at 11:30. Come as you are! Then complete the Trading Post Poker Run by noon. The popular Ice Cream Social concludes the weekend activities from 1-3 pm at Handbergs Marina.