Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On A Voyage Through Voyageurs National Park

International Falls, MN.  In our opinion, National Parks are indeed, one of America's best ideas.  Yesterday, we had the opportunity to work and play at Voyageurs National Park, just outside of International Falls, MN.  In the morning, we presented an introduction to the Leave No Trace program to 70 park staff.  In the afternoon, we hiked amid swarms of active dragon flies.  What an experience! 

Nestled abutting the Canadian border, Voyageurs NP is full of opportunities for exploration.  Nearly 200 years ago voyageurs paddled birch bark canoes full of animal pelts and trade goods through this area on their way to Lake Athabasca, Canada.  Today, people explore the park by houseboat, motorboat, canoe, and kayak.  Voyageurs is a water-based park where you must leave your car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islands, and shorelines of the park.  The serenity of the wilderness beckons you!

A special thank-you to Kathleen Przybylski for inviting the Traveling Trainers to work with the staff at Voyageurs National Park.

Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy

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