January 5, 2017

Snow conditions are excellent here to start off the new year and new snowmobiling season.  On the lakes in Voyageurs National Park, all of the green stakes and blue stakes are in, which means that trails from Crane Lake through Sand Point, Namakan, Ash River, Kabetogama, and Rainy Lake are all open.  In the woods we have a base of about two feet of snow.  Groomers are out, but not all trails are 100% groomed yet.  Area restaurants that are open include Voyagaire Lodge (7 days/week) and Scott's Crane Lake Bar and Grill (Thu - Sun), and in Buyck -  Trail's End (7 days/week), the VRT (7 days/week) and Sportsman's Last Chance (Thu - Tue).  Area businesses open for lodging include Cabins on Crane, Facowie Lodge, Pine Ridge, Scott's, Voyagaire Lodge, Wildwood Escape, Trail's End and Crane Lake Wilderness Lodge.  Handbergs Marina is also open for parts, trail stickers and gas sales Mon - Fri.  

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