Phase II of the Heritage Tourism Project is quickly nearing completion.
Sign blades are in place, banners are going up, the Hallett and lookout tower are being prepared, and interpretive panels will be installed.
Sites will open for the summer season this Friday (May 14).
A grand-opening celebration is planned on Friday, June 4 in conjunction with “Tourism Week.”
Downtown art displays, lumberjack shows, and an international tug-of-war will be the highlights.
The annual “Fly-in, Drive-In” will be held at the Fort Frances Airport on Saturday, June 5 while an afternoon paddle is on the schedule for Sunday, June 6.
Admission to the heritage sites will be available at the Sorting Gap Marina or Fort Frances Museum for $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors/children 12 & under, and $10.50 for families for all-inclusive access to the Hallett, lookout tower, and the Fort Frances Museum.
Visitors are given a time sensitive tag with an access code that is changed daily.
The Sorting Gap sites will be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, depending on weather.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a caregiver age 16 or over.
Appropriate footwear is required. Take care and caution as surfaces are uneven, and platforms are steep and high.
The museum, meanwhile, will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily from May 14-Oct. 10 (hours subject to change)
For more information, contact the Fort Frances Museum at 274-7891 or via e-mail at email@example.com