Whether you canoe, kayak, raft, or use a Stand Up Paddleboard to explore the National Park System’s waters, pair safety with your enthusiasm.
Four decades ago, on April 8, 1975, Voyageurs National Park was established as the country's 36th national park. This April, the nation celebrates Voyageurs’ 40th birthday. 2015 also marks the 50th anniversary of Voyageurs’ founding nonprofit partner, Voyageurs National Park Association. Together, the park and its partner will celebrate this anniversary and thank their many visitors, supporters, partners, and volunteers with a full year of special events.
A lone wolf that seems intrigued by snowmobilers has prompted Voyageurs National Park staff to reroute some snowmobile trails as a safety precaution.
You want to get out on the water, preferably for a few days at least. Scenery, wildlife, and solitude are on your checklist. Here’s where to go in the National Park System.
It’s a 200-mile paddle along Minnesota’s Border Route, from Crane Lake on the eastern side of Voyageurs National Park to Grand Portage National Monument on Lake Superior. There are twists and turns as it follows a series of pristine, remote lakes linked by portages along the Minnesota and Ontario border.
Flat water. Whitewater. Tranquil pools and rising tides. All this and more abounds in the National Park System’s water world. Though often described as “more than 84 million acres” of landscape, the system also embraces endless miles of streams, lakeshore, and ocean front. It’s a watery landscape you can explore for half-a-day, or for the rest of your life.
Like it cold? Then plan to attend Icebox Days at Voyageurs National Park in Minneosta this weekend.
Voyageurs National Park experienced a few growing pains recently. Sixty-one, actually, as in the number of acres added to the park.
Around The Parks: Friends Support Voyageurs National Park, Aspiring Writers At Everglades National Park, Fall Colors At Guadalupe Mountains National Park
A quick glance around the National Park System finds a celebration coming to Voyageurs National Park, gifted writers at Everglades National Park, and fall colors at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
A campsite reservation system that took effect at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota this year performed well during the summer's near-record flooding and will continue operations going forward, park officials say.
Sure, Halloween is almost nine weeks off, but that doesn't mean the ghosts can't show up early at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed The Wilderness Act into law in 1964, but the question remains: Why has so much land within the National Park System not been designated as wilderness?
After a very, very wet start to summer, things are starting to dry out at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, enough so that crews are reopening campsites and trails that had been closed.
EPA Agrees To Take A Look At Source Of Air Quality Problems At Voyageurs, Isle Royale National Parks
It took six years, and a lawsuit from the National Parks Conservation Association and other environmental organizations, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to look into the source of air quality problems at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota and at nearby Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.
You wouldn't think a park based around lakes would have problems with water, but at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota officials are telling visitors they're traveling at their own risk this week following heavy rains.
Did you hear the news? National parks, those wondrous and scenic expanses of Nature's eye candy, those wild and rumpled landscapes that test your skills and will kill you if you're not careful and prepared, or maybe just in the wrong place at the wrong time, are boring. They've been transformed -- or, perhaps, kept since their creation -- as "drive-through museums."
The moose population at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota seems to be holding its own, according to a recent survey conducted by park biologists. While the herd isn't growning, moose mortality rates in Voyageurs are about half of that found elsewhere in northeastern Minnesota, officials say.
Around The Parks: Maritime Heritage Trail At Biscayne, Hiking For Health At Voyageurs, Early Season Hiking At Grand Teton
From exploring sunken wrecks in Biscayne National Park to improving your health on the hiking trails of Voyageurs National Park, there's a lot going on in the National Park System this summer.
Of Minnesota’s fabled 10,000 lakes, none are so pristine, so haunting, so alluring to anglers, boaters, and campers as the rockribbed lakes of the north woods, where the cry of loons and howl of wolves soar over the gray water.
All throughout our National Park System there are waters perfect for paddling that range from placid ponds and lakes to tumultuous rivers filled with boulder-studded cataracts that require a careful eye and deft paddle. Here are some tips for staying safe on the water.
Where can you paddle in the National Park System? What sort of paddler are you? Kayaker, canoeist, rafter? Options abound for all of you, as we explain in Traveler's Essential Guide To Paddling The Parks.
Thanks to what was described as a “drunken” meander of the jet stream last week, much of North America experienced some the coldest weather seen in many years. At Voyageurs National Park, the temperature dipped to -42°F the morning of January 3rd , followed by daily highs of -17°F and -19°F on the 5th and 6th. That’s deadly cold to an improperly prepared human. It’s not all that fun even for cold-adapted mammals like moose.
If there's a golden lining to that bitterly cold mass of Arctic air that invaded the Eastern half of the country earlier this week, it's the rock-hard ice to be found at Voyageurs National Park.
Winter in the National Park System often brings to mind frosty snowscapes, places where you can skim on skinny skis, or clomp along in snowshoes that, though a bit cumbersome, help you go places you might not venture without them.
Wanted: Reliable volunteers who would enjoy spending their free time at Voyageurs National Park.
A glance around the National Park System seems to show wine sales can benefit the parks, more and more user fees are being approved despite a five-year-old "moratorium" against them, and Point Reyes National Seashore has had a bumper crop of seals this year.
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
Whether you view it as fee creep, or accept it as the cost of doing business, Voyageurs National Park is going ahead with a campsite reservation system and related fees.
The moose population at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota appears to be stable in comparison with recent years, with an estimated 46 individuals.