Trail work planned in Voyageurs

Help monitor the trails of Voyageurs National Park to make them safer and more enjoyable.
By volunteering to identify maintenance needs of the trails during the weekend of May 30-June 1, you can help U.S. Park Service staff provide the best experience for summer visitors.
Park trails are a destination in all seasons for hikers, bird-watchers, skiers, and snowshoers.
Keeping the park’s trail system well-maintained benefits not only visitors, but also businesses near the park that rely on tourism and area residents who enjoy the trails themselves.
This spring, the goal is to monitor all 60 miles of the park’s trail system and identify maintenance needs for Park Service staff.
Groups of two-four will hike sections of the park’s trails on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 and map locations of fallen trees and over-grown brush that need to be cleared.
Specific monitoring methods will be explained prior to the event, so no prior experience is necessary.
Volunteers should come prepared with work gloves and boots, and be prepared for a day of hiking.
We also are looking for people interested in backpacking and camping to more easily monitor the longer backcountry trails of Voyageurs National Park.
The spring trail weekend is not all work and no play!
Celebrate the group’s accomplishments during a special dinner on the Saturday night (May 31), hosted by Arrowhead Lodge, Voyageurs National Park Association, and Friends of Voyageurs National Park.
Then join the group on the Sunday morning (June 1) for an adventure in the park. We will explore Kabetogama Lake by pontoon boat or kayak.
Everyone is welcome, and we encourage families to participate.
For more information, meeting times and locations, and to register for the event, contact the Voyageurs National Park Association at vnpa@voyageurs.org or call 1-612-333-5424.
If you are interested in participating, but are unable to attend the whole weekend, join us for one day.