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Gunflint Canoe Races-some things never change

The official Gunflint Trail Canoe Races didn’t happen last year due to Covid 19 and they didn’t happen this year due to a lack of organizers and volunteers. Over the past 10-15 years the races had turned into a pretty

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4th of July in the Boundary Waters

I can’t think of a more perfect place to celebrate the 4th of July than in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. And in spite of the fact we have owned Voyageur Canoe Outfitters for over 20 years we’ve been

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Birth on the Gunflint Trail

I wonder if that headline got you? No new human babies at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters or anywhere else on the Gunflint Trail that I know of. There is however other births or rebirths happening on the trail and in the

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Boundary Waters Fishing Opener

It’s difficult to believe this weekend is the Minnesota Fishing Opener but here it is. The excitement is in the air as folks make last minute preparations for the big day.  Boats on trailers, tackle boxes organized and bait in

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Outside on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! I hope you made the most of it by getting outside to enjoy nature. I wasn’t able to enjoy the Boundary Waters or the Gunflint Trail but I did get out for a hike up a fire

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Seasons of the Seagull River

What a difference a day can make at the end of the Gunflint Trail. With temperatures in the 50’s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the snow was melting quickly. It looked and felt like spring outside and the Seagull River had

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Watching wolf at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Ben Nichols captured this video of a timber wolf at the Saganaga Lake public landing. It was hanging around the BWCA entry point 55 parking lot just around the corner from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. It has been spotted by a

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Life at the end of the Gunflint Trail

What’s the best thing about Matt and Cassidy managing Voyageur Canoe Outfitters? It’s hard to pick just one thing because together they share so many wonderful qualities.  If you’ve visited Voyageur in the past five years then you know they

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-50 degrees in the Boundary Waters

A low temperature of -50 degrees was recorded near Snowbank Lake and the Boundary Waters on Saturday. If verified it’s the lowest temperature recorded for February 13th in Minnesota. Meanwhile we showed -40 degrees at the end of the Gunflint

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Boundary Waters permits and education

Last year saw an unprecedented number of visitors in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A number of these visitors were experiencing the canoe country for the first time and may not have had the knowledge needed for such an

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