Voyageurs
National Park Minnesota

Winter at Voyageurs Event Series

A mother puts her arm around her son's shoulders and both smile while standing at the head of a sunny, snow-packed trail.

NPS

Embrace the Cold.
Play and Learn.
Warm the Heart.

The National Park Service is hosting activities at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center starting in January offering everyone a chance to experience Voyageurs National Park in the winter.

This special winter event series is sponsored by Voyageurs National Park Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting, and enhancing Voyageurs National Park.

For more information, please call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at (218) 286-5258.

Explore Winter with Voyageurs' 2020 Winter Special Event Series

 
A child and several adults wear snowshoes and heavy coats prepare to hike down a snowy trail.

NPS/Challeen

Friday, January 17, 2020: Night Light Snowshoe Hike
7 to 8:30 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Discover the wonders 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. Contact the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for more information at (218) 286-5258.

Sunday, February 9, 2020: Sullivan Bay Snowshoe Hike
1 - 3 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Join a park ranger at the Sullivan Bay Trail entrance for a 1.5 mile (round trip) snowshoe hike. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow some at the event when reserved in advance. Meet at the trailhead off Meadwood Road near the Ash River Visitor Center. Reservations are required; call (218) 286-5258 to sign up.

Friday, March 6, 2020: Night Eyes Snowshoe Hike
7 to 8:30 pm. Recommended ages 5 and up. Free.

Take a trip down the Oberholtzer Trail as you test your skills to detect eye shine of nocturnal animals. Start in the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for an introduction with a ranger, and then go on a self-guided evening snowshoe hike. Bring your own light and a pair of snowshoes, or borrow snowshoes from the visitor center.


The Winter Special Event Series is made possible in part by Voyageurs National Park Association and its generous donors.

 

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Last updated: January 17, 2020

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Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

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