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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
International Falls, MN –Voyageurs National Park invites the public to enjoy the remainder of the summer and welcome in autumn by participating in one or all of the many activities in the park.
As the leaves begin to change, what better way to explore the park than joining a naturalist-led boat tour, program or hiking the park's many trails.
Kettle Falls Cruise –(September 17, 24)
Come aboard the Voyageur tour boat and cruise to the Kettle Falls Hotel. Spend 2 hours on land to dine at the hotel, enjoy a picnic lunch, or explore the hotel and nearby dam. Tours depart from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 10:00 am and return at 4:30 pm.Adults - $40 Children - $25.Tour fees do not include meals. For reservations call (877) 444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov.
Ghosts of Voyageurs –(September 18, 19)
Join Voyageurs National Park for a lantern-lit journey to meet the people and past in Voyageur country. Meet at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 7:45 pm. Free. Reservations are required. Call (218) 286-5258.
Hike to Health
Would you like to get out, stretch your legs, and enjoy the autumn harmony before winter arrives?Take a hike on one of the park's 14 hiking trails. Before you start hiking, visit one of the park's three visitor centers and ask about the Hike to Health: Trails Passport program.
Fall Color Update for the week of September 15th
As days grow shorter, and nights grow longer and cooler, leaves are starting the process of changing colors. As you drive to, hike, or boat through Voyageurs National Park, the color palette is starting to change from green to a hint of yellow and red peeking through.
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