Night Light Snowshoe Hike
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Night Light Snowshoe Hike

Discover the wonder of the night! Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center between 7 and 8:30 pm for a self-guided evening snowshoe hike, with luminaries to light your way. Bring your own light and a pair of snowshoes, or borrow snowshoes from the visitor center.

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Eagles of Voyageurs
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Eagles of Voyageurs

The Bald Eagle dramatically captures our sense of wonder, and the story of Bald Eagle preservation is closely tied to our own as a nation and as a people. Join park biologist Steve Windels to find out more about Bald Eagle populations in Voyageurs National Park.

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Snowshoe Lacing
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe Lacing

Snowshoes are the “golden keys” to exploring Voyageurs in winter. Join naturalist Jim De Vries to learn about these unique winter tools, and lace your very own pair of snowshoes to bring home. Class size is limited to 20 participants, with a minimum class size of 10. Registration coming soon.

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Woodworking for Wildlife
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Woodworking for Wildlife

Winter is not only a time of cold; it can also be warm and alive with industry and creativity. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to build a beautiful and functional wood craft to bring home with you. Class size is limited to 14 participants, with a minimum class size of 6. Registration coming soon.

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Guided Ski Program at the Echo Bay Trail
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Guided Ski Program at the Echo Bay Trail

Come and explore with us on the Echo Bay Ski Trail. All levels and abilities welcome! After an introduction to the equipment, we will explore the first mile-long loop. More experienced skiers who want to challenge their abilities can continue to the more advanced outer loop. Registration required; call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at (218) 286-5258 to sign up. A limited amount of free equipment is available for checkout upon registration, and this equipment will be transported to the Echo Bay Trailhead in advance on the day of the program. Weather-dependent. Meet at 1 pm at the Echo Bay Trailhead.

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Sledding at Spunghe Island
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sledding at Spunghe Island

Step outside for a while and take a chance to enjoy a few hours of simple, adventurous fun! Join park staff and their families at the Sphunge Island Sledding Hill on Kabetogama Lake for the afternoon. Participants should bring their own sleds. Afterwards, warm up by a campfire.

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Loons in Flight
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Loons in Flight

The call of the loon is a sound that is deeply tied to the Northland. But what does a loon’s call mean, and where do these captivating birds go when winter arrives? Join wildlife photographer and researcher Steve Maanum for an in-depth program about Minnesota’s state bird.

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Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Pints for the Park Night at Utepils

Drink Beer and Help us Keep Voyageurs Wild!

A free event for those who love Voyageurs and all our National Parks.

VNPA and Utepils are bringing you a laid-back evening filled with Voyageurs National Park fun. In addition to enjoying amazing Utepils brews, you'll have the opportunity to:
- Meet fellow Voyageurs National Park enthusiasts or get maps and resources to plan your first trip
- Pick up a few holiday gifts from Minnesota makers and artists inspired by the outdoors
- Make s’mores!
- Play nature-inspired trivia at 7:00
- Get Junior Ranger books and coloring sheets for your kiddos (family-friendly event!)
- Learn more about Voyageurs National Park Association's work and ways you can get involved
- And, with your help, we’ll “Give to the Max” to raise funds for the park’s nonprofit partner, Voyageurs National Park Association, for conservation, youth engagement, and outdoor access projects. Donate $20 and get a beer token; $50 or more to get an exclusive Voyageurs winter hat.

Utepils Brewing Co will generously donate $1 per pint ALL DAY to support Voyageurs!

Mini makers market with:

Naked Bear Naturals
Studio CYRK
Eli & Ink
32 Degrees Candle Co
Wild North Co

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PARKING & LOCATION

Cross over the railroad tracks from Thomas Ave N. and find parking on the property. More parking is available in their auxiliary lot at Thomas & Glenwood. 
Directions.

FOOD
There are plenty of non alcoholic beverage options at Utepils.
Solos Pizza Food Truck

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Voyageurs Member Appreciation Breakfast
Oct
30
7:30 AM07:30

Voyageurs Member Appreciation Breakfast

Join friends and enthusiasts of Voyageurs National Park for conversation and exploration of this wild place we all love.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The new Trailhead building @ Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis

7:30-8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Program
UNDERSTANDING THE SECRET LIVES OF WOLVES IN THE
GREATER VOYAGEURS ECOSYSTEM

Tom Gable, Dayton Wildlife Fellow, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota
Click here to learn more about Tom Gable’s research into wolf predation at Voyageurs National Park.

Updates from:
Bob DeGross, Voyageurs National Park Superintendent
Christina Hausman, VNPA Executive Director

9:00-9:30 a.m. - Social

This breakfast event is free for VNPA members!
Not a member yet?
Join today! A gift of $25 or above includes an annual membership. You can also give at the event.

Click here to start or renew your Voyageurs National Park Association membership prior to the event.

Sponsor a table for your business and/or yourself and 7 friends.

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Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Civic Voice Lessons Workshop for Youth

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Come join us for..

Civic Voice Lessons

 

Mark your calendars for a FREE advocacy skills training hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association and Voyageurs National Park Association.

We will discuss ways to protect clean water and wildlife at Voyageurs National Park and explore how we can make a positive change in our community.

Training will focus on advocacy skills including:

·     Crafting & presenting an effective message

·     Understanding Your Spheres of Influence

·     Meeting with decision makers


Lunch will be provided.

This event is recommended for youth that are 14 - 20 years old.

Let’s make a difference for our community.

Space is limited!

Register here.

In partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association

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Volunteer Rendezvous on the Kab-Ash Trail
Jun
28
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteer Rendezvous on the Kab-Ash Trail

Come help us clear a portion of the Kab-Ash Trail alongside a Student Conservation Corps team! Volunteers will meet at the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center at 8:30 am.

Bring a lunch, water bottle, and work gloves and we'll provide the rest to help you give back to your National Park!  

Click here to register as a volunteer.

Volunteer Project Difficulty Level: This volunteer project will involve installing boardwalk, installing signage, limbing trees and clearing brush and debris from the trail. Up to 1 miles hiking to the work site and 1 mile back possible. 

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Paddle-Picnic-Yoga for Families
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Paddle-Picnic-Yoga for Families

Pack a snack and join us for an afternoon outdoors at Voyageurs National Park. The park will officially open a new launching dock for paddlers made possible with support from REI and Voyageurs National Park Association. We'll have canoes and kayaks for anyone to use, hot dogs on the grill, family-friendly yoga and lawn games. Join us at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center picnic area located near the boat launch and new paddle launch.

11:00 am: Official ribbon cutting

11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Outdoor activities - canoes/kayaks available to use, lawn games, family-friendly yoga at 12:30

Thank you to REI for making this new recreation project possible! And thanks to our event partners Voyageurs Outfitters, Community Wellness Action Council, and Replenish Yoga and Wellness.

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Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launch
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launch

  • Irv Anderson Amphitheater at Voyageurs National Park Headquarters (map)
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Commemorating the release of the 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter, the 43rd coin to be released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters ® Program

Coin exchange begins immediately following the quarter launch event one-roll ($10) minimum • 10-roll ($100) maximum

 

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Coffee with the Superintendent
May
15
8:00 AM08:00

Coffee with the Superintendent

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Come hear an update from Voyageurs Superintendent Bob DeGross highlighting the park's recent 5-year planning process, how reservation fees are making a positive impact, progress on 2017-18 projects, and the opportunity to ask questions.

RSVP here or call 612-333-5424

Parking information: 
There is limited parking available in the MWMO lot. Overflow parking is available on the street in the surrounding neighborhood. Do not park in Tony Jaros’ lot next door. 

 

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Pints for the Park
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Pints for the Park

A special brewery event for friends and future friends of Voyageurs National Park.

Come enjoy a presentation about moose, a special Voyageurs brew, National Parks games, an outdoor-themed silent auction, and door prizes - all while helping raise friends and funds for Voyageurs National Park Association.

Meet fellow park lovers, or learn about taking your first trip to Voyageurs - we'll have maps and resources to plan your summer trip.

6:00 PM - The Aquatic Moose
Joseph Bump, Associate Professor, Gordon W. Gullion Endowed Chair in Forest Wildlife Research & Education at the University of Minnesota Moose are uniquely adapted to use aquatic habitats and do so for multiple reasons. How are moose uniquely adapted to feed underwater? Why do moose use lakes, ponds, and wetlands? Are the water bodies affected? How do moose link water and land? From this talk you'll hear the latest what, why, and how when it comes to moose and aquatic foraging.

7:00 PM - Trivia
7:30 PM - Silent Auction ends

Urban Growler also has a full dinner menu and plenty of non-beer options!
This event is free for Voyageurs National Park Association members, with a suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers. There will be additional opportunities to join and donate at the event.

Bid on these amazing silent auction items at the event to support Voyageurs!

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Hand-crafted, artisan, Greenland-style, skin on frame sea kayak

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A Duluth Pack

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A paddle making class with Urban Boatbuilders

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A half-day private tour on Rainy Lake with Voyageurs Outfitters

A unique handmade glass piece from Hennepin Made 

A guided fishing trip with Voyageurs Guide Service

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An eagle print from Scott Bemman of Scott and Di Photography

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State of the Park Night
May
1
5:00 PM17:00

State of the Park Night

Join us May 1 at the Ranier Community Hall for the first annual State of the Park event for friends, partners, and neighbors of Voyageurs National Park!

Come hear an update from Voyageurs Superintendent Bob DeGross highlighting the park's recent 5-year planning process, how reservation fees are making a positive impact, progress on 2017-18 projects, and the opportunity to ask questions.

Light refreshments. Free and open to public. Remarks begin at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP on Facebook

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Top 10 Voyageurs National Park Experiences
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Top 10 Voyageurs National Park Experiences

Saturday, April 28th, 10:30a.m.
Midwest Mountaineering – Expedition Stage
During the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo

At 218,000 acres, Voyageurs National Park has places for everyone to explore. Voyageurs is known for its amazing water-based recreation and camping experiences, pristine lakes and world-class fishing, boreal forests, wildlife, winter ice roads, and starry skies.

Come hear Christina Hausman, executive director of Voyageurs National Park Association, share ways you can make the most out of a trip to Voyageurs.

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