July 22-27, 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, 9 - 11:30 am. Also, kids are invited to participate in a Fishing Contest sponsored by Pine Point Lodge going on all week.
TUES July 23rd we enjoy a Women of the Water event with Emily Schwanke. Emily is our resident Crane Lake expert in all things outdoors. She guides trips paddling, hiking, berry picking, boating, and even rock climbing trips! This group meets every Tuesday at 2 pm, so this week everyone is invited for a special Voyageur Days event - Yoga in the North Woods! Beginner yoga will be led by Sara White and participants will get a boat ride to enjoy yoga in the most beautiful spot you have ever done yoga at (we promise)! Women of the Water welcomes all - new boaters to seasoned boaters. Cost is $10 per week.
WED July 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. T-shirts for anyone who completes the loop!
THURSDAY July 25th 2-6 pm We are very pleased to again host a brilliant Art Show at Nelson's Resort featuring the work of local artists: Debbie Neurenberg, Rosalee Nieme, Lois Larson, Bob Kaiser, Chris Lang, Millie Nelson, Bonnie DuFresne, and others. Browse beautiful art and enjoy complimentary refreshments. 2019 will include a special tribute to artist Terry Palm.
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 July 26th at 5 pm 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 (approximately) you will walk away with your very own beautiful painting of Voyageurs National Park. Registration required and class is limited to the first 15 participants, with a minimum class size of six. There will be a small cost to cover supplies.
SATURDAY afternoon is the "Fry For All" Event formerly called "Ride to the Fry", 4:30-7 pm at the beautiful beach of Nelson's Resort. Enjoy the day on our lakes and area trails, but 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. This is a walleye dinner for only $15! Call Brenda or Jerry with questions at 218-993-2295. The weekend Trading Post run and the Kids Fishing Contest both officially end at 5 pm.
SATURDAY evening, stop in at Pine Point to learn about the Kids Fishing Contest results. Then, wrap up a wonderful week with LIVE MUSIC, 8 pm - midnight with Cowboy Angel Blue performing at Voyagaire Lodge.