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Voyageurs National Park
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Voyageurs National Park, located in northern Minnesota. “The park is one of the few places in the continental United States where you can rent a canoe and escape—if only for a weekend—into a wilderness inhabited by bald eagles, eastern timber wolves, black bears, and dozens of other species of wildlife,” says writer Leigh Marjamaa. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading her tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to the park and northern Minnesota.


















BASICS

Planning Your Visit
www.nps.gov/voya/
Location, operating hours, maps, and park highlights compiled by the National Park Service

Getting There
www.dot.state.mn.us/plane.html
Links from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for information on airline services and bus and train schedules

www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_National_Park/
mn_voyag.HTM

Information on getting to the park; plus, a summary of park activities and information on wildlife, history, and campsites

Determining Time Difference
www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
The current time for states in the Central Time zone

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_mn_
voyageurs_natl_park.html

Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.kabetogama.com/dining.htm
Restaurant locations and phone numbers in the Kabetogama Lake region of the park

www.ashriver.com/index.html
Dining options at three resorts with restaurants near the Ash River Trail region of the park

Where to Stay
www.cranelake.org/crane-resorts.htm
Information on several Crane Lake resorts, as well as camping information for the Crane Lake region of the park

www.kabetogama.com/resorts.htm
Listings links, and pictures of resorts in the Kabetogama Lake region

www.rainylake.org/lodging.html#3
Listings of and information on resorts located in the Rainy Lake region in the northern side of the park

THINGS TO DO

Recreation
www.rainylake.org
Information on such activities as boating, golfing, museums, fishing, and shopping

www.nps.gov/voya/
Comprehensive information on park activities and attractions—plus, links to the park’s tourism bureau sites, compiled by the National Park Service

www.exploreminnesota.com/index.asp?section=
ACTIVITIES

Information on hiking, canoeing, and fishing; plus details on local art and theater

www.gorp.com/cbo/tripinfo.html
Information on family trips, canoeing, and camping, compiled by the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

www.ashriver.com/ashgolf.html
Contact information for golf courses near the Ash River area of the park

Cultural Activities
www.mnhs.org/places/sites/gm/index.html
Information on the Grand Mound History Center near the Indian burial ground and old-growth forest—compiled by the Minnesota Historical Society

www.nps.gov/voya/allvcs.htm
Information on the park’s festivals from the National Park Service

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
www.nps.gov/carto/VOYA.html
Downloadable park maps provided by the National Park Service

www.voyageurs.national-park.com/map.htm
A detailed park map

MEDIA

Books
travel.roughguides.com/content/537/3457.htm
Online guide by Rough Guides includes information on park history, boat and snowmobile rentals, and International Falls

shop.gorp.com/atbook/bookdet.asp?pf%5Fid=G5396
&mscssid=0EPMJ5E8B1SR2MLV00S7N8P3505XF6G9

Recommended park guide from the Adventurous Traveler Bookstore

www.nps.gov/voya/
Recommended park reads from the National Park Service

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Voyageurs National Park
www.voyageurs.national-park.com/
Information on park activities, wildlife, hiking, maps, campsites, and more

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