Voyageurs National Park Announces Hike to Health Program
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN:Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce a new program for all ages - Hike to Health; Trails Passport Program.
The park has proudly partnered with the Rainy Lake Medical Center (RLMC), Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA), and Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA) to encourage a healthy lifestyle while exploring the park.
Visitors of all ages are encouraged to pick up a free Trails Passport Bag at one of the park's three visitor centers. Contents include 19 park trail maps, a Hike to Health Trails Passport, and instructions of how to proceed with the program. The program encourages people of all ages to get fit and explore their national park.
Voyageurs National Park offers 19 designated trails which range from easy to difficult. Visitors must locate a trail rubbing located on each park trail and etch it into their Trails Passport. Upon completion of five, ten, and all trails within the park, visitors are encouraged to bring their passport back to any visitor center where a ranger will officially stamp the passport and to receive special recognition.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the National Park Foundation's Active Trails Program, which is funded by Coca-Cola, Inc.
Get out and go for a walk in your national park.
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Did You Know?
You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.