Voyageurs National Park has plowed the ice road from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center around Dryweed Island and then east to Cranberry Bay. This provides great access to photograph the serene winter beauty of Voyageurs, or to get close to some good areas for ice fishing. The word on ice fishing is that you can jig with a minnow, or use a rattle lure in Sand Bay at do pretty well with walleye from the afternoon into the evening. Look for 20 mto 30 feet of water there.
Meanwhile, the cross country ski and snowshoe trails are all in great shape and groomers are hitting the on-land and lake surface trails and there’s a little new snow in the forecast. Have we mentioned that skis and snowshoes are available at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for Voyageurs National Park? They are.
As a point of interest, I saw a guy training for the Arrowhead 135 on our area trails the other day. The actual Arrowhead 135 starts at Kerry Park in International Falls and ends 135 miles southeast of here at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino on Lake Vermilion near Tower. Participants can run/hike, ski or bike in this race, but it’s too late to take part this year, the race roster is already full
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