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					                                      Table of Contents
● Summary
●   Organizational Structure
●   SWOT Analysis
●   Marketing & Branding Managers                         ●
●   Marketing Analysis                                    ●
●   Demographics                                          ●
●   Website Evaluation                                    ●
●   Alexa – Analysis                                      ●
●   Website Design                                        ●
●   Website Grader Report                                 ●
●   Amenities Totals                                      ●
    Details:                                              ●
     ● Airports                                           ●
     ● Art Galleries                                      ●
     ● Bars & Pubs                                        ●
     ● Beaches                                            ●
     ● Bed & Breakfast                                    ●
     ● Biking                                             ●
     ● Boat Docks                                         ●
     ● Boat/Canoe/Paddle Boat                             ●
    ●   Business Meeting Facilities                       ●
    ●   Cabin or Vacation Rentals                         ●
    ●   Campgrounds/RV Parks                              ●
    ●   Casinos                                           ●
    ●   Designated Swimming Areas                         ●
    ●   Dog Park                                          ●
    ●   Dog Sledding
    ●   Equestrian Trails
    ●   Equipment Rental
    ●   Family Activities
    ●   Fishing
    ●   Fitness Clubs
    ●   Gifts & Souvenirs
    ●   Golf Courses
    ●   Hiking/Running Trails
s



    Historic Sites & Musuems
    Hotels/Motels/Resorts
    Ice Skating
    Live Music Venues
    Live Theatre/Auditoriums/Movies
    Marinas
    Nightclubs
    Public campgrounds
    Rafting
    Restaurants
    Shopping Areas
    Ski Resorts
    Skiing & Snow Boarding
    Sledding & Tubing
    Sleigh Rides
    Snowmobiling
    Snowshoeing
    Spas
    State Parks & Forest Areas
    Tour Guides/ Tour Boats
    Visitor Services
    Waterfalls
    Wineries
TOC                                                          Profile Summary of Crane Lake, MN
Lake Overview                                                     Demographics Avg.
                                                                                                  Surrounding
Size:                                                                                               Counties         Target Cities
Lake Area (acres): 2920.58, Maximum Depth (ft): 80                Age               Avg                 40.5             30.5
Border Counties
St. Louis County                                                  Income            Families        $71,921            $78,324


Largest Cities                                                    Sex               Male:           50.10%              49.44%
                                                                                    Female:         49.89%              50.56%
                                                                  Occupation        Mgmt            33.5%               36.3%
Duluth, MN                                                                          Sales           25.1%               26.0%
Fargo, ND                                                         Family Size       Avg                 2.8              2.8
Grand Forks, ND
                                                                  Area Population Total             196,501            233,358


Key Amenities                                                     Key Web Sites


1. Cabin or Vacation Rentals                                17 www.visitcranelake.com


2. Boat/Canoe/Paddle Boat Rental                            15 www.voyagaire.com


3. Hotels/Motels/Resorts                                    12


4. Equipment Rental                                         11


5. Shopping Areas                                             7


6. Beaches                                                    7


SWOT Analysis                                                     Logos
Strengths
Well designed and professional website
Good Fishing
Weaknesses

No real water sport activity, Not much entertainment


Opportunities                                                     Spider Analysis

Capitalize on the Lake being the entrance to Voyageurs National                                                                 Amenity
                                                                                                                               Airports Ring Ch
Park. Cater to park goers with regard to supplies, food, ETC.                                                         Wineries
                                                                                                                  Visitor… 30.00
Threats                                                                                                        Tour…
Other area lakes, a lot of competition in state                                                State Parks…
                                                                                                                           20.00
                                                                                                  Spas

Organizational Structure                                                                    Shopping…
                                                                                                                           10.00
                             Shopping…
                                                             10.00
                           Nightclubs

                            Marinas                           0.00

        CLVNP              Live Music…

   Pine Point Lodge,           Hunting
    Resort & Motel
                              Hotels/Mot…
                                        Historic…
                                        Hiking/Runn…
                                             Golf Courses
                                                        Gifts &…
Superior National Forest                                       Fitness Clubs
e, MN
           Map




           Web Site Evaluation
           Pros
           Domain exists for over 10 years
           Good Traffic Rate compared to other lakes
           Over 20 sites linking in
           Twiter available
           Good Website Grade of 75 out of 100
           Existing blog
           RSS Available
           Cons
           Too few usage
           Basic data missing like average load time/demographics
           Meta description too long

           Area Casinos


           Fortune Bay Resort Casino‎




       Airports Ring Chart
        Amenity                                  Composite Score
   30.00        Art Galleries                    Crane Lake, MN
                      Bars/Pubs
                            B&B
                                  Biking
   20.00
                                     Boat Docks

                                           Watercraft…
   10.00
                                 Watercraft…
10.00
                                      Meeting…

 0.00                                 Cabin/Vacat…

                                      Campgroun…

                                 Casinos

                               Swimming…
                           Dog Park
                        Equestrian…
                   Family…
             Fishing
 Fitness Clubs
Example - Accountability Matrix




                                                                       CRANE LAKE
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                                                                 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE


                                                                                                                                           CLVNP - Crane Lake Voyageurs National Park




                                                                                                                                           1. The Crane Lake Visitor and Tourism Bureau is responsible for the marketing and
                                                                                                                                           advertisement of the lake and its surrounding areas. This organization doesn't have any
                                                                                                                                           govermental responsibilities per say, but this group is seen as the leader in the area when it
                                                                                                                                           comes to any activities or developments within crane lake.
                                          CLVNP                                                                                            www.visitcranelake.com/




                                  Pine Point Lodge,                                                                                        2. Pine Point Lodge Resort & Motel is one of the most famous businesses in the area. They
                                                                                                                                           have been able to market crane lake to the public and at the same time have become an icon
                                   Resort & Motel                                                                                          for the lake.
                                                                                                                                           www.pinepointlodge.com/




                                                                                                                                           3. The superior national forest system is located in the arrowhead region of the state of
                                                                                                                                           minnesota between the canada - united states border and the north shore of Lake Superior.
                                                                                                                                           The area is part of the greater boundary waters region along the border of minnesota and
                                                                                                                                           the canadian province of ontario. The primary function of this group is to manage the lakes

                                  Superior National Forest                                                                                 from an environmental point view and preserve their fauna and waters .

                                                                                                                                           http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/about/




                                                         c1a95c42-adbf-4dca-836a-6b14fa68d39f.xls - Organizational Structure - 7/20/2011
TOC         CRANE LAKE
           SWOT ANALYSIS

        Crane Lake
      SWOTS Analysis
                                Crane Lake, MN
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                         Marketing & Branding Managers

      Main Organizations Marketing the Lake
      Crane Lake Tourism Bureau
      7238 Handberg Road
      Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
      800-362-7405
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Brand Design




Brand Images
Colors


Words




Logos
Tag Lines

Subjects




Tools
Themes


Commentaries
                                             Marketing Analysis
                                                   Crane Lake
                                          http://www.visitcranelake.com/




Brown + Light Blue (Sky color), orange
Lodging, Fishing, Shops, Boat Rental, Dining, Activities, Maps, Houseboats, Campground & RV Parks, Voyaguers
Park, Crane Lake, Area Services




"Away from the city and back to nature", "Here, the pavement ends and the pathways of the voyageurs begin…"
LODGING• Resorts • Motels • Lakehomes, HOUSEBOATS , OUTFITTERS , CAMPGROUND , & RV PARKS, BOAT
RENTALS, SHOPS, DINING , CRANE LAKE, VOYAGEURS PARK




Videos, Nature Blogs, Fishing Reportx, Web Cam, Visit Guides Brochures, Twitter
Fishing, Lodging, LODGING• Resorts • Motels • Lakehomes, HOUSEBOATS , OUTFITTERS , CAMPGROUND , & RV
Nice website, but a little to busy due to pictures, but professionally made. Most of the information toward
fishing and lake activities. As a consumer definitely a place to visit if you are looking strictly for an outdoors and
nature experience. Great Interactive pictures and flash software, but would make pictures smaller.
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Process Name:
Official Name:


Size:
Border Counties:
Basic demographic analysis is used for two reasons: to identify population characteristics in order to determine just
who your potential customer is and to serve as a means of locating geographic areas where the largest number of
potential customers live.
Demographic Summary
Age

Average Family Income
Sex
Occupation



Education


Average Family Size
Population Size
Land Area
Persons per square mile
Temp and Climate
Top Ten Industries with number of employees
Demographics
Social

          Selected Social Characteristics in the United States
                         HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
 Total households
Family households (families)
  With own children under 18 years
 Married-couple family
  With own children under 18 years
 Male householder, no wife present, family
  With own children under 18 years
 Female householder, no husband present, family
  With own children under 18 years
Nonfamily households
 Householder living alone
  65 years and over

Households with one or more people under 18 years
Households with one or more people 65 years and over

Average household size
Average family size


                            RELATIONSHIP
 Population in households
Householder
Spouse
Child
Other relatives
Nonrelatives
 Unmarried partner


                          MARITAL STATUS
 Males 15 years and over
Never married
Now married, except separated
Separated
Widowed
Divorced

 Females 15 years and over
Never married
Now married, except separated
Separated
Widowed
Divorced


                              FERTILITY
 Number of women 15 to 50 years old who had a birth in the past 12
 months
Unmarried women (widowed, divorced, and never married)
 Per 1,000 unmarried women
Per 1,000 women 15 to 50 years old
 Per 1,000 women 15 to 19 years old
 Per 1,000 women 20 to 34 years old
 Per 1,000 women 35 to 50 years old


                            GRANDPARENTS
 Number of grandparents living with own grandchildren under 18
 years
Responsible for grandchildren
 Years responsible for grandchildren
  Less than 1 year
  1 or 2 years
  3 or 4 years
  5 or more years

 Number of grandparents responsible for own grandchildren under 18
 years
Who are female
Who are married


                        SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
 Population 3 years and over enrolled in school
Nursery school, preschool
Kindergarten
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
College or graduate school


                       EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Population 25 years and over
Less than 9th grade
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
Some college, no degree
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Graduate or professional degree

Percent high school graduate or higher
Percent bachelor's degree or higher


                          VETERAN STATUS
 Civilian population 18 years and over
Civilian veterans

   DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED
                             POPULATION
 Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
With a disability

 Under 18 years
With a disability

 18 to 64 years
With a disability

 65 years and over
With a disability


                         RESIDENCE 1 YEAR AGO
 Population 1 year and over
Same house
Different house in the U.S.
 Same county
 Different county
    Same state
    Different state
Abroad


                             PLACE OF BIRTH
 Total population
Native
 Born in United States
   State of residence
   Different state
 Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American
 parent(s)
Foreign born


                    U.S. CITIZENSHIP STATUS
 Foreign-born population
Naturalized U.S. citizen
Not a U.S. citizen


                          YEAR OF ENTRY
 Population born outside the United States

 Native
Entered 2000 or later
Entered before 2000

 Foreign born
Entered 2000 or later
Entered before 2000


            WORLD REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
 Foreign-born population, excluding population born at sea
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania
Latin America
Northern America


                     LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
 Population 5 years and over
English only
Language other than English
   Speak English less than "very well"
 Spanish
   Speak English less than "very well"
 Other Indo-European languages
   Speak English less than "very well"
 Asian and Pacific Islander languages
   Speak English less than "very well"
 Other languages
   Speak English less than "very well"


                            ANCESTRY
 Total population
American
Arab
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
French (except Basque)
French Canadian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Irish
Italian
Lithuanian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Scotch-Irish
Scottish
Slovak
Subsaharan African
Swedish
Swiss
Ukrainian
Welsh
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)



Economic


                     Selected Economic Characteristics
                          EMPLOYMENT STATUS
    Population 16 years and over
In labor force
  Civilian labor force
    Employed
    Unemployed
  Armed Forces
Not in labor force

 Civilian labor force
Percent Unemployed

  Females 16 years and over
In labor force
  Civilian labor force
    Employed
 Own children under 6 years
All parents in family in labor force

 Own children 6 to 17 years
All parents in family in labor force


                           COMMUTING TO WORK
 Workers 16 years and over
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
Walked
Other means
Worked at home

Mean travel time to work (minutes)


                                OCCUPATION
 Civilian employed population 16 years and over
Management, professional, and related occupations
Service occupations
Sales and office occupations
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations


                                   INDUSTRY
  Civilian employed population 16 years and over
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
Construction
Manufacturing
Wholesale trade
Retail trade
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
Information
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste
management services
Educational services, and health care and social assistance

Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
Other services, except public administration
Public administration


                             CLASS OF WORKER
 Civilian employed population 16 years and over
Private wage and salary workers
Government workers
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business
Unpaid family workers


 INCOME AND BENEFITS (IN 2008 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)
 Total households
Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $14,999
$15,000 to $24,999
$25,000 to $34,999
$35,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $74,999
$75,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 or more
Median household income (dollars)
Mean household income (dollars)

With earnings
 Mean earnings (dollars)
With Social Security
 Mean Social Security income (dollars)
With retirement income
 Mean retirement income (dollars)

With Supplemental Security Income
 Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
With cash public assistance income
 Mean cash public assistance income (dollars)
With Food Stamp benefits in the past 12 months

 Families
Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $14,999
$15,000 to $24,999
$25,000 to $34,999
$35,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $74,999
$75,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 or more
Median family income (dollars)
Mean family income (dollars)

Per capita income (dollars)

 Nonfamily households
Median nonfamily income (dollars)
Mean nonfamily income (dollars)

Median earnings for workers (dollars)
Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars)
Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars)

  PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHOSE INCOME IN THE
            PAST 12 MONTHS IS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL
All families
 With related children under 18 years
    With related children under 5 years only
Married couple families
 With related children under 18 years
    With related children under 5 years only
Families with female householder, no husband present
 With related children under 18 years
    With related children under 5 years only

All people
Under 18 years
 Related children under 18 years
    Related children under 5 years
    Related children 5 to 17 years
18 years and over
 18 to 64 years
 65 years and over
People in families
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over



Housing

                  Selected Housing Characteristics
                      HOUSING OCCUPANCY
 Total housing units
Occupied housing units
Vacant housing units

Homeowner vacancy rate
Rental vacancy rate


                          UNITS IN STRUCTURE
  Total housing units
1-unit, detached
1-unit, attached
2 units
3 or 4 units
5 to 9 units
10 to 19 units
20 or more units
Mobile home
Boat, RV, van, etc.


                         YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
 Total housing units
Built 2005 or later
Built 2000 to 2004
Built 1990 to 1999
Built 1980 to 1989
Built 1970 to 1979
Built 1960 to 1969
Built 1950 to 1959
Built 1940 to 1949
Built 1939 or earlier


                               ROOMS
  Total housing units
1 room
2 rooms
3 rooms
4 rooms
5 rooms
6 rooms
7 rooms
8 rooms
9 rooms or more
Median rooms


                              BEDROOMS
  Total housing units
No bedroom
1 bedroom
2 bedrooms
3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms


                           HOUSING TENURE
 Occupied housing units
Owner-occupied
Renter-occupied

Average household size of owner-occupied unit
Average household size of renter-occupied unit


               YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
 Occupied housing units
Moved in 2005 or later
Moved in 2000 to 2004
Moved in 1990 to 1999
Moved in 1980 to 1989
Moved in 1970 to 1979
Moved in 1969 or earlier


                          VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  Occupied housing units
No vehicles available
1 vehicle available
2 vehicles available
3 or more vehicles available


                         HOUSE HEATING FUEL
 Occupied housing units
Utility gas
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Electricity
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Coal or coke
Wood
Solar energy
Other fuel
No fuel used
                     SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
 Occupied housing units
Lacking complete plumbing facilities
Lacking complete kitchen facilities
No telephone service available


                     OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
  Occupied housing units
1.00 or less
1.01 to 1.50
1.51 or more


                                   VALUE
 Owner-occupied units
Less than $50,000
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $149,999
$150,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 to $499,999
$500,000 to $999,999
$1,000,000 or more
Median (dollars)


                         MORTGAGE STATUS
 Owner-occupied units
Housing units with a mortgage
Housing units without a mortgage


             SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS (SMOC)
 Housing units with a mortgage
Less than $300
$300 to $499
$500 to $699
$700 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 or more
Median (dollars)

 Housing units without a mortgage
Less than $100
$100 to $199
$200 to $299
$300 to $399
$400 or more
Median (dollars)

    SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF
                    HOUSEHOLD INCOME (SMOCAPI)
 Housing units with a mortgage (excluding units where SMOCAPI
 cannot be computed)
Less than 20.0 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more

Not computed

 Housing unit without a mortgage (excluding units where SMOCAPI
 cannot be computed)
Less than 10.0 percent
10.0 to 14.9 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more

Not computed


                              GROSS RENT
 Occupied units paying rent
Less than $200
$200 to $299
$300 to $499
$500 to $749
$750 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 or more
Median (dollars)

No rent paid


GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME (GRAPI)
 Occupied units paying rent (excluding units where GRAPI cannot be
 computed)
Less than 15.0 percent
15.0 to 19.9 percent
20.0 to 24.9 percent
25.0 to 29.9 percent
30.0 to 34.9 percent
35.0 percent or more

Not computed



Demographics

              ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
                         SEX AND AGE
 Total population
Male
Female

Under 5 years
5 to 9 years
10 to 14 years
15 to 19 years
20 to 24 years
25 to 34 years
35 to 44 years
45 to 54 years
55 to 59 years
60 to 64 years
65 to 74 years
75 to 84 years
85 years and over

Median age (years)

18 years and over
21 years and over
62 years and over
65 years and over

 18 years and over
Male
Female

 65 years and over
Male
Female


                                 RACE
 Total population
One race
Two or more races

One race
 White
 Black or African American
 American Indian and Alaska Native
  Cherokee tribal grouping
  Chippewa tribal grouping
  Navajo tribal grouping
  Sioux tribal grouping
 Asian
  Asian Indian
  Chinese
  Filipino
  Japanese
  Korean
  Vietnamese
  Other Asian
 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  Native Hawaiian
  Guamanian or Chamorro
  Samoan
  Other Pacific Islander
 Some other race
Two or more races
 White and Black or African American
 White and American Indian and Alaska Native
 White and Asian
 Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
 Total population
White
Black or African American
American Indian and Alaska Native
Asian
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
Some other race
                     HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
 Total population
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
 Mexican
 Puerto Rican
 Cuban
 Other Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
 White alone
 Black or African American alone
 American Indian and Alaska Native alone
 Asian alone
 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
 Some other race alone
 Two or more races
   Two races including Some other race
   Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races

 Total housing units
Sources Cited
Demographics

Demographics

Demographics

Demographics
Demographics
Lake Size
               Lake Description and
                  Demographics
               Crane lake
               Lake Area (acres): 2920.58,
               Maximum Depth (ft): 80

               St. Louis County
tion characteristics in order to determine just
ographic areas where the largest number of

                      St. Louis County, MN                   Duluth, MN                          Fargo, ND

                 The Majority, 15.96% are 45-54    The majoirty, 13.54% are 20-24     The majority, 17.50% are 25-34
                          $71,921                           $74,319                            $81,956
                  49.43% male, 50.57% Female        48.82% male, 51.18% Female         50.46% male, 49.54% Female
                  The majority, 33.54% are        The majority, 37.91% are       The majority, 37.14% are
               Management Professional, 25.06% Management Professional, 25.06 Management Professional, 25.96%
                 are in Sales and office work   % are in Sales and office work  are in Sales and office work
                 91.6% High School graduate or      91.9% High School graduate or      93.6% High School graduate or
               higher, 25.3% Bachelor's degree or higher, 32.2% Bachelor's degree or higher, 38.6% Bachelor's degree or
                             higher                             higher                             higher
                              2.80                                2.89                               2.71
                            196,501                             86,287                             96,293
                         6860 Sq. Miles                       68 Sq. Miles                      39.9 Sq. Miles
                               29                                1,269                              2,413
                  Avg High 51.7, Avg Low 31.0        Avg High 51.7, Avg Low 31.1        Avg High 50.6, Avg Low 29.8
               Full-service restaurants
               Limited-service restaurants
               Hotels (except casino hotels) &
               motels
               Drinking places (alcoholic
               beverages)
               Recreational & vacation camps
               (except campgrounds)

               Bowling centers
               All other amusement &
               recreation industries
               Fitness & recreational sports
               centers
               Cafeterias, buffets, & grill
               buffets
               RV (recreational vehicle) parks
               & campgrounds
      County                                          Cities

St. Louis County, MN          Duluth, MN            Fargo, ND
      Estimate                 Estimate             Estimate

                  84,518                   35,854               44,832
                  49,964                   18,963               22,384
                  21,267                    9,098               10,805
                  38,848                   13,826               16,658
                  13,677                    5,523                7,164
                   3,113                    1,088                1,464
                   1,926                      611                  730
                   8,003                    4,049                4,262
                   5,664                    2,964                2,911
                  34,554                   16,891               22,448
                  28,463                   13,166               16,597
                  10,723                    4,376                3,490

                  22,772                    9,815               11,182
                  21,711                    8,010                6,930

                       2.22                  2.21                 1.99
                        2.8                  2.89                 2.71



                 187,519                   79,416               89,317
                  84,518                   35,854               44,832
                  38,738                   13,784               16,622
                  46,509                   19,701               20,190
                   4,823                    2,327                1,460
                  12,931                    7,750                6,213
                   5,461                    2,508                3,379



                  80,962                   34,772               40,312
                  29,078                   16,167               18,139
                  40,296                   14,440               17,357
                     608                      248                  386
                   2,134                      699                  810
                   8,846                    3,218                3,620

                  84,247                   37,654               39,755
                  23,096                   13,814               14,732
                  40,362                   14,437               17,290
    978      575      405
  9,968    4,169    3,340
  9,843    4,659    3,988




  2,240    1,111    1,146
    863      442      324
     32       30       20
     47       48       42
     17        9       15
     99       85       61
     11       19       23




  1,870     805        N
    915     304        N

   141       48        N
   261      110        N
   211       99        N
   302       47        N



   915      304        N
   523      139        N
   617      136        N



 50,120   26,712   29,790
  2,566    1,129    1,169
  2,022    1,028    1,179
 16,308    6,637    7,894
  9,940    4,176    3,754
 19,284   13,742   15,794



131,541   52,166   58,415
  2,778    1,131    1,844
  8,216    3,109    1,874
 40,370   14,430   13,305
 32,231   11,956   12,648
 14,713    4,753    6,208
 22,815   11,173   16,142
       10,418          5,614          6,394

       91.6%          91.9%          93.6%
       25.3%          32.2%          38.6%



      157,314         69,213         76,857
       18,908          6,211          7,424




(X)             (X)            (X)
          (X)            (X)            (X)


(X)             (X)            (X)
          (X)            (X)            (X)


(X)             (X)            (X)
          (X)            (X)            (X)


(X)             (X)            (X)
          (X)            (X)            (X)



      194,429         85,251         95,206
      161,262         63,887         67,579
       32,480         20,776         27,013
       20,635         12,713         16,496
       11,845          8,063         10,517
        6,985          4,926          2,911
        4,860          3,137          7,606
          687            588            614



      196,501         86,287         96,293
      193,159         84,140         91,230
      192,210         83,775         90,568
      153,118         65,033         52,797
       39,092         18,742         37,771

          949            365            662
        3,342          2,147          5,063



        3,342          2,147          5,063
  1,803    1,007    1,492
  1,539    1,140    3,571



  4,291    2,512    5,725

   949      365      662
    14       14       69
   935      351      593

  3,342    2,147    5,063
    796      659    2,977
  2,546    1,488    2,086



     N        N        N
     N        N        N
     N        N        N
     N        N        N
     N        N        N
     N        N        N
     N        N        N



185,996   81,199   90,289
178,535   76,933   83,399
  7,461    4,266    6,890
  2,152    1,357    2,840
  2,105    1,226    1,680
    738      476      366
  2,991    1,812    2,781
    680      496    1,149
  1,021      763    1,334
    520      342      698
  1,344      465    1,095
    214       43      627



196,501   86,287   96,293
  4,936    1,920    1,245
    379      341      535
  2,249      961    1,280
  2,078      867      939
  2,701    1,010    1,226
                  14,709                 6,026                5,123
                  11,193                 5,791                4,486
                   3,624                 1,527                1,326
                  49,115                22,487               41,074
                     712                   516                   24
                     315                   141                  139
                  22,213                10,667                9,079
                  12,484                 4,829                1,397
                     233                   133                   19
                  32,152                13,946               33,692
                  12,287                 6,355                2,794
                     339                   246                  100
                     718                   378                2,269
                   2,637                 1,356                1,605
                   3,277                 2,007                1,619
                     979                   152                   84
                     162                   162                  966
                  29,482                12,879                5,940
                     503                   236                  278
                     479                   195                  206
                     608                   303                  232
                      65                     0                   91




St. Louis County, MN       Duluth, MN            Fargo, ND
      Estimate              Estimate             Estimate

                 162,634                71,319               79,015
                 102,095                46,246               59,208
                 101,714                46,055               59,009
                  94,704                42,708               56,671
                   7,010                 3,347                2,338
                     381                   191                  199
                  60,539                25,073               19,807

                 101,714                46,055               59,009
                   6.9%                  7.3%                 4.0%


                  83,141                37,148               39,294
                  49,141                22,651               27,583
                  49,089                22,615               27,566
                  46,238                21,242               26,588
11,878    5,729    7,082
 8,913    4,340    5,472

24,733   10,323   11,684
18,254    7,029    9,671



92,640   41,818   55,529
72,935   31,868   45,816
 8,944    3,603    4,489
 2,092    1,722      564
 3,587    2,076    1,979
 1,200      722    1,193
 3,882    1,827    1,488

  19.2     16.4     14.5



94,704   42,708   56,671
31,764   16,191   21,050
19,258    9,497    9,302
23,733   10,662   14,715
   351       51      213
10,086    2,771    4,372
 9,512    3,536    7,019



94,704   42,708   56,671
 3,621      303      712
 6,640    2,016    3,177
 6,234    2,011    4,850
 2,018      782    2,686
10,977    5,262    7,042
 5,237    2,315    2,442
 2,131    1,305    1,479
 4,913    2,063    4,800

 6,393    3,257    6,311
28,054   14,655   13,966

10,039    5,237    5,506
 4,383    1,979    2,393
 4,064    1,523    1,307
94,704   42,708   56,671
73,978   33,686   46,934
15,388    7,081    7,545
 5,220    1,882    2,132
   118       59       60




84,518   35,854   44,832
 7,359    3,495    4,227
 5,550    2,284    3,090
11,200    5,329    5,887
 9,774    4,224    5,922
13,299    5,716    7,411
16,165    6,254    7,806
10,002    3,737    4,358
 7,703    3,065    3,648
 1,995      970    1,114
 1,471      780    1,369
44,395   41,873   40,757
57,066   56,557   58,424

62,625   27,506   38,508
59,590   59,759   58,405
26,248    9,895    7,969
15,367   14,949   14,318
18,247    5,861    4,516
18,219   18,150   17,226

 3,889    1,784    1,010
 7,991    7,061    7,516
 3,044    1,746      526
 2,769    3,057    3,366
 5,992    3,446    3,125

49,964   18,963   22,384
 2,059    1,023      637
 1,275      577      773
 4,169    1,904    1,696
 5,307    1,914    1,856
 7,894    2,673    3,496
11,316    3,955    4,935
 8,333    2,884    3,614
 6,498    2,507    3,223
                   1,758                   813                  920
                   1,355                   713                1,234
                  59,372                58,543               62,990
                  71,921                74,319               81,956

                  24,983                24,086               26,951

                  34,554                16,891               22,448
                  24,783                26,711               26,388
                  33,423                34,374               33,372

                  25,090                21,670               24,258
                  46,357                44,205               40,411
                  31,711                31,928               29,796




                    8.2%                10.6%                 7.6%
                   15.1%                17.5%                11.7%
                   19.5%                20.2%                14.3%
                    3.2%                 3.5%                 1.8%
                    5.7%                 5.6%                 1.4%
                    6.6%                 8.7%                 0.0%
                   31.4%                33.4%                31.2%
                   37.8%                39.4%                38.3%
                   48.8%                41.6%                47.1%

                   14.2%                18.3%                14.3%
                   16.6%                19.0%                12.8%
                   16.1%                18.4%                12.1%
                   18.8%                19.5%                14.4%
                   15.1%                18.0%                11.1%
                   13.6%                18.1%                14.8%
                   15.1%                19.8%                15.5%
                    7.7%                 9.7%                 9.8%
                    9.0%                11.4%                 7.3%
                   29.5%                33.0%                29.0%




St. Louis County, MN       Duluth, MN            Fargo, ND
      Estimate              Estimate             Estimate

                  99,863                38,753               47,240
84,518    35,854    44,832
15,345     2,899     2,408

   1.1       1.3       1.2
     5       4.8       4.5



99,863    38,753    47,240
74,862    24,806    17,053
 1,695     1,108     3,597
 4,070     2,596       830
 2,731     1,735     2,000
 2,458     1,439     3,190
 2,190     1,093     5,458
 7,636     5,058    14,215
 4,197       918       897
    24         0         0



99,863    38,753    47,240
 1,438       481     1,183
 4,893     1,395     5,346
 7,785     1,840    10,786
 7,235     1,609     6,940
14,717     3,880     8,146
 9,155     3,322     4,167
16,506     5,886     4,096
 8,038     2,654     1,334
30,096    17,686     5,242



99,863    38,753    47,240
 3,718     1,135     1,808
 4,624     2,029     2,811
 8,736     3,545     6,337
16,896     5,834    11,406
21,781     7,778     6,833
17,126     7,095     4,809
11,488     4,946     3,960
 6,847     2,702     3,826
 8,647     3,689     5,450
    5.2       5.4       4.7
99,863   38,753   47,240
 4,412    1,325    2,119
13,503    5,910    7,376
30,477   11,980   17,013
35,822   13,225   11,620
11,953    4,548    6,945
 3,696    1,765    2,167



84,518   35,854   44,832
61,865   22,373   19,942
22,653   13,481   24,890

  2.36     2.41     2.43
  1.85     1.89     1.64



84,518   35,854   44,832
21,401   11,835   21,279
19,227    8,653   11,409
18,743    7,188    7,421
 9,560    3,471    2,548
 7,320    2,125    1,042
 8,267    2,582    1,133



84,518   35,854   44,832
 7,673    4,517    4,231
28,539   14,142   15,979
30,029   11,677   17,538
18,277    5,518    7,084



84,518   35,854   44,832
38,302   23,911   18,299
10,931      926      435
11,842    4,017   23,856
16,547    5,954    1,199
   279       61        0
 3,180       73        0
     0        0        0
 2,468      472      499
   969      440      544
 84,518    35,854    44,832
    543       130       193
    598       331       680
  4,079     2,203     2,681



 84,518    35,854    44,832
 83,400    35,312    44,401
    816       416       358
    302       126        73



 61,865    22,373    19,942
  5,456       985     1,087
 13,698     2,648     2,769
 14,262     7,016     7,053
 11,676     5,630     4,471
  9,365     3,769     3,158
  5,538     1,747     1,095
  1,666       544       261
    204        34        48
141,000   154,300   143,900



 61,865    22,373    19,942
 36,755    14,858    14,606
 25,110     7,515     5,336



 36,755    14,858    14,606
    201        30         0
  1,339       343        71
  3,799       822       555
  8,433     3,165     2,149
 12,421     5,876     5,979
  6,113     2,760     3,356
  4,449     1,862     2,496
  1,162     1,231     1,386

 25,110     7,515     5,336
    278        99         0
  2,286       306       114
  5,478     1,201       250
 7,182    2,311      970
 9,886    3,598    4,002
   364      393      498




36,665   14,843   14,586
14,484    5,721    5,601
 6,292    2,436    2,838
 4,359    1,855    2,016
 3,265    1,428    1,125
 8,265    3,403    3,006

   90       15       20


24,914    7,434    5,336
10,947    2,957    2,201
 4,645    1,368    1,066
 2,886      962      735
 2,189      747      290
 1,025      365      305
   794      230      140
 2,428      805      599

  196       81        0



21,552   13,222   24,600
   997      465      556
 1,638      757      603
 4,587    2,042    5,563
 7,763    5,146   11,697
 3,761    2,716    3,554
 2,114    1,427    1,753
   692      669      874
   605      668      596

 1,101     259      290




21,009   12,841   24,350
                   2,500                    1,044                3,208
                   2,350                    1,402                3,973
                   2,568                    1,584                3,407
                   2,941                    1,830                2,907
                   1,775                    1,154                2,012
                   8,875                    5,827                8,843

                   1,644                     640                  540




St. Louis County, MN          Duluth, MN            Fargo, ND
      Estimate                 Estimate             Estimate

                 196,501                   86,287               96,293
                  97,144                   42,129               48,594
                  99,357                   44,158               47,699

                  10,505                    5,088                6,004
                   9,776                    4,122                5,218
                  11,011                    4,651                5,004
                  16,154                    8,584                7,568
                  17,514                   11,676               14,084
                  21,908                   10,999               16,857
                  22,666                    9,194               11,579
                  31,632                   11,498               12,057
                  14,234                    5,318                4,643
                  10,295                    3,808                3,510
                  14,390                    4,787                4,318
                  11,893                    4,506                3,512
                   4,523                    2,056                1,939

                       40.5                  32.6                 30.4

                 157,695                   69,404               77,056
                 145,318                   61,284               69,182
                  36,120                   13,122               11,457
                  30,806                   11,349                9,769

                 157,695                   69,404               77,056
                  77,012                   33,094               38,671
                  80,683                   36,310               38,385

                  30,806                   11,349                9,769
 12,687    4,092    3,819
 18,119    7,257    5,950



196,501   86,287   96,293
193,536   84,527   95,053
  2,965    1,760    1,240

193,536   84,527   95,053
185,124   79,037   88,939
  2,381    1,783    2,380
  3,884    2,306    1,288
    129       54       20
  2,394    1,153      652
     19       19        0
    108      105      281
  1,686    1,280    1,991
    201      114      338
    513      484      768
     90       61      100
     55       44       29
    118       61      270
     60       33      294
    649      483      192
     19        0       60
      N        N        N
      N        N        N
      N        N        N
      N        N        N
    442      121      395
  2,965    1,760    1,240
    757      556      287
  1,606      885      361
    227      158      240
     54       40       57



196,501   86,287   96,293
187,939   80,711   90,107
  3,306    2,425    2,778
  5,611    3,231    1,738
  1,955    1,438    2,329
      N        N      106
    624      242      575
                      196,501                        86,287                         96,293
                        1,913                           949                          2,052
                          883                           344                              N
                          368                           137                              N
                          130                           119                              N
                          532                           349                              N
                      194,588                        85,338                         94,241
                      183,774                        78,271                         87,652
                        2,310                         1,738                          2,380
                        3,765                         2,205                          1,268
                        1,686                         1,280                          1,991
                           19                             0                             22
                          138                           103                             23
                        2,896                         1,741                            905
                          113                           102                              0
                        2,783                         1,639                            905

                       99,863                        38,753                         47,240


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NOT AVAILABLE: Data could not be obtained from the American Community Survey. 2000 Census data may be available.



http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/showreport.html?downum=82016700
        Grand Forks, ND

 The majority, 18.23% are 20-24
          $77,817
  51.56% male, 48.44% Female
   The majority, 32.12% are
Management Professional, 27.74%
  are in Sales and office work
  92.1% High School graduate or
higher, 38.3% Bachelor's degree or
              higher
                2.97
              50,778
           19.2 Sq. Miles
               2,645
   Avg High 48.7, Avg Low 29.5
Grand Forks, ND
   Estimate

                  21,257
                  10,474
                   4,896
                   8,372
                   3,620
                     631
                     238
                   1,471
                   1,038
                  10,783
                   7,567
                   2,013

                   5,353
                   3,680

                    2.23
                    2.97



                  47,325
                  21,257
                   8,315
                  11,180
                   1,098
                   5,475
                   1,435



                  21,919
                  10,839
                   8,604
                      42
                     635
                   1,799

                  20,665
                   8,337
                   8,475
   134
 1,851
 1,868




  707
  208
   23
   49
   21
   79
   16




    N
    N

    N
    N
    N
    N



    N
    N
    N



19,682
   769
   617
 3,899
 2,076
12,321



27,549
 1,016
 1,153
 6,493
 5,755
 2,579
 6,760
       3,793

      92.1%
      38.3%



      40,640
       3,928




(X)
         (X)


(X)
         (X)


(X)
         (X)


(X)
         (X)



      50,112
      36,236
      13,634
       7,896
       5,738
       2,153
       3,585
         242



      50,778
      49,585
      49,151
      29,440
      19,711

         434
       1,193



       1,193
  449
  744



 1,627

  434
   69
  365

 1,193
   569
   624



    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N



    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N
    N



50,778
 1,050
    72
 1,168
   448
   569
                   2,714
                   2,718
                   1,009
                  17,410
                     120
                      66
                   4,845
                     739
                      25
                  18,130
                   3,779
                      55
                     605
                     547
                     604
                      25
                     111
                   2,269
                     112
                     260
                      60
                      12




Grand Forks, ND
   Estimate

                  41,863
                  30,384
                  29,978
                  28,790
                   1,188
                     406
                  11,479

                  29,978
                   4.0%


                  20,308
                  14,122
                  14,028
                  13,599
 3,516
 2,520

 5,457
 4,140



28,397
23,927
 1,858
   359
 1,060
   453
   740

  12.3



28,790
 9,248
 5,897
 7,987
   122
 2,423
 3,113



28,790
   211
 1,740
 2,153
   679
 4,911
 1,129
   397
 1,128

 1,900
 9,247

 3,107
 1,161
 1,027
28,790
21,838
 5,906
 1,046
     0




21,257
 2,428
 1,549
 3,021
 2,354
 3,166
 3,826
 2,123
 1,741
   580
   469
41,142
56,462

18,161
55,107
 4,522
14,852
 2,196
19,626

   271
 4,715
   529
 3,226
 1,319

10,474
   601
   219
   669
   885
 1,372
 2,513
 1,722
 1,600
                     542
                     351
                  64,685
                  77,817

                  24,136

                  10,783
                  24,198
                  34,902

                  19,255
                  40,232
                  30,952




                  10.6%
                  17.7%
                  27.8%
                   5.1%
                   6.9%
                  15.5%
                  42.4%
                  53.7%
                  58.2%

                  19.9%
                  19.2%
                  18.7%
                  24.7%
                  15.8%
                  20.1%
                  21.4%
                  11.5%
                  10.6%
                  38.0%




Grand Forks, ND
   Estimate

                  22,842
21,257
 1,585

   2.1
   7.9



22,842
 9,752
 1,735
   734
 1,358
 1,065
 2,277
 5,025
   896
     0



22,842
   464
 1,374
 2,593
 3,446
 5,074
 2,623
 2,557
 1,094
 3,617



22,842
   468
 1,600
 2,803
 5,254
 3,414
 2,624
 2,165
 1,798
 2,716
    4.9
22,842
   543
 4,054
 8,045
 5,910
 2,976
 1,314



21,257
10,924
10,333

  2.58
  1.86



21,257
 9,127
 4,813
 3,588
 1,491
 1,199
 1,039



21,257
 1,121
 7,737
 9,109
 3,290



21,257
11,265
   246
 9,127
    93
    91
    33
     0
   240
   162
 21,257
     18
    114
    712



 21,257
 21,074
    183
      0



 10,924
  1,077
  1,434
  3,717
  2,662
  1,565
    331
    126
     12
139,500



 10,924
  7,261
  3,663



  7,261
      0
    178
    362
  1,286
  2,681
  1,964
    790
  1,319

  3,663
     17
     90
    279
   635
 2,642
   512




 7,261
 3,296
 1,388
   835
   517
 1,225

    0


 3,663
 1,201
   819
   424
   316
   207
    80
   616

    0



10,085
   154
   290
 2,670
 3,994
 1,902
   889
   186
   616

  248




 9,962
                   1,103
                   1,667
                   1,185
                     783
                     896
                   4,328

                    371




Grand Forks, ND
   Estimate

                  50,778
                  26,200
                  24,578

                   3,056
                   2,554
                   2,584
                   5,774
                   9,261
                   6,942
                   5,365
                   5,890
                   2,572
                   1,910
                   2,410
                   1,767
                     693

                     27

                  41,046
                  35,058
                   6,000
                   4,870

                  41,046
                  21,039
                  20,007

                   4,870
 1,980
 2,890



50,778
50,006
   772

50,006
46,505
   796
 1,634
   205
   729
     0
   324
   526
     N
     N
     N
     N
     N
     N
     N
     0
     N
     N
     N
     N
   545
   772
   198
   171
   320
     0



50,778
47,243
 1,028
 1,805
   880
     N
   556
                                       50,778
                                        1,231
                                            N
                                            N
                                            N
                                            N
                                       49,547
                                       45,879
                                          730
                                        1,634
                                          526
                                            0
                                           17
                                          761
                                            0
                                          761

                                       22,842


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erican Community Survey 3-Year Estimates.

. 2000 Census data may be available.
TOC                                         WebSite Analysis - Crane Lake (visitcranelake.com)
            Pros                                               Cons
Domain exists for over 10 years                                Too few usage - basic data missing like averag
Good Traffic Rate compared to other lakes                      Meta Description too long
Over 20 sites linking in
Twiter available
Good Website Grade of 75 out of 100 compared to other lakes
Existing blog
RSS Available

Evaluation
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Reduce lengh of Meta description
ake (visitcranelake.com)
sage - basic data missing like average load time/demographics
cription too long
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                                                               Alexa Report
Items Evaluated                                 www.visitcranelake.com
Traffic Rank                                                               3,879,174
Traffic Rank in US                                                            495,345
Sites Linking In                                                                   29
Online Since                                                             29-Jan-2000
Average Load Time                                                    No data available
Where visitors go (Main Site)                                        No data available
       Sub sites
Visitors by country:
       1.US                                                                   95.80%
       2.Other                                                                 4.20%
Audience Demographics


                                  No data available
Top Queries from Search Traffic   Query / Percent of Search Traffic
                                  1. Crane Lake Snow Report 12.67%
                                  2. Crane Lake 12.01%
High Impact search Queries        Query / Impact Factor / Query Popularity / QCI
                                  1. Crane 28.46/44/67
                                  2. Snow Report 12.31/38/38
Search Engine Marketing (SEM)     Query / SEM Activity
Activity                          International Falls/Low

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)     Query / Opportunity / Query Popularity / QCI
Opportunities                     1. The Lodge at Sandpoint 4.89/10/10
                                  2. Sand Lake Crane 4.42/5/10

Upstream Sites                    Sites / % of Unique Visits
                                  google.com/100%

Downstream Sites                  Sites / % of Unique Visits
                                  google.com/100%
ort
      www.voyagaire.com
                                              2,638,108
                                                 432,090
                                                      21
                                             26-Jul-1996
                                        No data available
                                        No data available


                                                100.00%
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      No data available
      Query / Percent of Search Traffic
      1. Houseboat Minnesota 23.88%
      2. Voyager Houseboats 13.52%
      Query / Impact Factor / Query Popularity / QCI
      1. Houseboats 23.14/31/73
      2. Houseboat 16.47/33/44
      Query / SEM Activity
      No data available

      Query / Opportunity / Query Popularity / QCI
      1. Houseboat 11.53/33/44
      2. House Boats 10.57/25/47

      Sites / % of Unique Visits
      No data available

      Sites / % of Unique Visits
      No data available
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         Top Website Hits for "Crane Lake, MN" on www.google.com
       Items Review            www.visitcranelake.com          www.voyagaire.com
Creator / Owner          Crane Lake Tourism Bureau             Voyagaire Houseboats · 7576 Gold
                         7238 Handberg Road · Crane Lake,      Coast Road · Crane Lake, Minnesota ·
                         MN 56725 · 1-800-362-7405             55725
                                                               1-800-88-BOATS (1-800-882-6287) ·
                                                               218-993-2266




Google response (Crane   #1                                    #3
Lake, MN)
Newsletters              No newsletter                      Monthly Newsletter updated
Links                    Videos, nature, fishing reports,   Houseboats, fishing, the lodge, maps,
                         webcam, visitors guide, lodging,   houseboats and rentals
                         houseboats, outfitters, campground
                         & rave parks, boat rentals, shops,
                         dining, activities, area services

Map                      Crane Lake Area Map                   Interactive Map of Crane lake and
                                                               driving directions maps
Travel Tools             No Travel tools                       No travel tours
Web Cams                 4 links to Web cams                   1 Web cam
Extra Services           No extra services                     No extra services

Media                    No Information                        No Information
Design
                         This is a professional website        This is a professional design with good
                         creating an experience for the user. structure and attractive graphic
Professional                                                   elements.
                         The structure is simple, here image The structure is simple on the top
                         with a slideshow of the area.         there is a featured image, main
                         Featured elements on top bar and content on the left side, navigation
                         navigation on the left side. The main and banners on the right side.
                         content is displayed on the center
                         column and right column for
                         featured events.
Organization
                 This website invites the user to live    This is a clean and visually attractive
                 the experience of the lake, with         website with good graphics and
                 colors, textures, images. It´s totally   images, the main menu features a
                 made for tourists.                       graphic layout, may be confusing on
                                                          the first look, but after exploring the
                                                          elements on the screen is easy to
                                                          follow and use it.
Appeal
                 Most of the images are professional,     Each section features professional
                 displayed in a slide show on the         hero images describing the activities in
                 homepage showing different aspects       the place. The content also shows
                 of the lake, fishing, animals. And       related images. There is an interactive
                 there are great images as part of the    map with photos of each place on the
                 content. There are designed maps         map.
                 consistent to the graphic elements.

Imagery
                 The website keeps the same               The website keeps the same structure
                 structure during the whole               and graphic elements through the
Consistency      navigation.                              navigation.
                 The website has dynamic elements         The website has dynamic elements to
                 to give the up to date content.          give the up to date content. The boat
                                                          rental shows the availability of the
Timeline                                                  boats.
Innovation                                                Online Movies
                 The website is easy to navigate the      Navitagion is simple, there is one
                 main menu is always in the same          menu with no subnav, the content is
                 place to be access from any page.        displayed in the same area, the tools
                 There are some interactive maps.         are easy to use, an the user can reach
                 The information is well organized        the information with less clicks.
                 and easy to get. Some pages include
                 links to third party vendors and are
                 open in the same page breaking the
                 experience.

Interactive
Search Feature   No search box.                           There is no search box.
                 The content is displayed in the          The content is displayed in the normal
                 normal time, the user doesn´t need       time, the user doesn´t need to wait to
Speed by Alexa   to wait to get the content.              get the content.
Content
                    All the sections have specific written   All the sections have specific written
                    content, with links to events, or        content, useful information for the
                    vendors, images to show the events       user in different aspects of the place,
                    or activities. The feature events or     descriptions are great, and there are
                    activities help the user to search for   contact forms to rent boats.
                    specific information.
Informative
                    This website absolutely creates a        This website is great for users
                    good user experience, showing all        expecting to learn about the place and
                    the aspects of the lake to the user.     boats, the content is great, useful,
                                                             easy to get, the images give a good
                                                             experience for the user. The graphics
                                                             are visually attractive.
Goal
                    The contact information, email and       There are several forms and ways to
                    telephone are available in all the       get in touch with the website, and
                    pages.                                   they give all the necessary information
                                                             for the user to visit this place and find
                                                             acomomodations.
Customer Service
Social Networking   Link to Twitter and Blogger              Fishing Blog and link to Facebook
PDF files           PDF Lake visitors guide and maps         PDF guides to download
Music               No music                                 No Music
Advertisements      This website has no ads                  This website has no ads
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                                   Website Grader Report
Items Evaluated                              www.visitcranelake.com
Website Grade                                                            75/100
Rank of 2,432,907 ranked so far                                         629,710
Blog Grade                                                                Found
Google Indexed Pages                                                          87
Readability Level                                        Secondary / High School

                                  Crane Lake Northern Minnesota Resorts Fishing
Meta Data                         Vacations MN
                                  Crane Lake Minnesota Visitor and Tourism
                                  Bureau, a complete listing of Northern
                                  Minnesota resorts, fishing outfitters to assist
                                  you with your fishing vacation
                                  , houseboat rentals and grand attractions such
                                  as Boundary Waters Canoe Area info,
                                  Voyageurs Park and more.




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                         Congratulations! This domain is registered for
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MOZ Rank                                                           5
                                       May 31, 2010 @ 06:35 PM (GMT)
Last Google Crawl Date
Inbound Links                                                        420
Yahoo! Directory                                            Not available
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Twitter Grade                                                      83.54
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Twitter Followers                                                     89
Twitter Following                                                     94
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Traffic Rank                                                Top 12.474%
www.voyagaire.com
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         Secondary / High School
Houseboats - Crane Lake -
Minnesota Resort Houseboat
Vacations & Rentals MN
Minnesota houseboat and
snowmobile vacation on Crane
Lake in Voyageurs National Park,
MN. Houseboat & Snowmobile
Vacation Outfitter Bordering
Quetico Provincial
Park, and Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness. Winter
snowmobile vacations offering
resort cabins, condos, log cabin,
and lodge room rentals.
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TOC                                       Amenities
                                          Crane Lake, MN
                                  http://www.visitcranelake.com/
Airports                                        6
Art Galleries                                   0
Bars/Pubs                                       1
Beaches                                         7
Bed and Breakfast Facilities                    1
Biking                                          0
Boat Docks                                      3
Boat/Canoe/Paddle Boat Rental                  15
Business Meeting Facilities                     3
Cabin or Vacation Rentals                      17
Campgrounds/RV Parks                            4
Casinos                                         4
Designated Swimming Areas                      n/a
Dog Park                                       n/a
Dog Sledding                                    1
Equestrian Trails                               1
Equipment Rental                               11
Family Activities                               5
Fishing                                         1
Fitness Clubs                                   1
Gifts & Souvenirs                               3
Golf Courses                                    1
Hiking/Running Trails                           3
Historic Sites & Musuems                        4
Hotels/Motels/Resorts                          12
Hunting Information                             2
Ice Skating                                    n/a
Live Music Venues                               2
Live Theatre/Auditoriums/Movies                n/a
Marinas                                         5
Nightclubs                                      3
Rafting                                         1
Restaurants                                     5
Shopping Areas                                  7
Ski Resorts                                    n/a
Skiing & Snow Boarding                         n/a
Sledding & Tubing                               1
Sleigh Rides                                   n/a
Snowmobiling                                    2
Snowshoeing                                     4
Spas                                            1
State Parks & Forest Areas                      2
Tour Guides/ Tour Boats    2
Visitor Services           1
Waterfalls                 1
Wineries                  n/a
TOC                                                            AIRPORTS
Item #     Name                        Address

  1      Airport: Orr Regional‎
         Minnesota‎- (218) 757-3288‎

  2      Airport: Cook Muni‎
         Minnesota‎- (218) 666-2200‎

  3      Airport: Tower Muni‎
         Minnesota‎- (218) 753-4070‎

  4      Airport: Ely Muni‎
         Minnesota‎- (218) 365-3224‎

  5      Airport: Pike Field‎
         Pike Field, Embarrass, Minnesota 55732, United States‎- (218) 741-5130‎

  6      Airport: Anderson‎
         Anderson Airport, Cook, Minnesota 55723, United States‎- (218) 376-4644‎
TOC                        Art Galleries
Item #    Name / Address

  0      n/a
TOC                                     BARS & PUBS
 Item #     Name     http://www.goby.com/bars-and-pubs--near--crane-lake-mn

      1   Vermilion River Greens
          map5530 Crane Lake Rd, ORR, MN218-993-2246
          Vermilion River Greens, located at 5530 Crane Lake Rd, has an atmosphere that’s
          bordering on dive. Don’t take a date there—unless she’s cool as hell and is super low-
          maintenance—but it’s a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Vermilion River
          Greens from clubplanet.com
TOC                                                         BEACHES
 Item #   Name                       Address                                      Description

      1   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                                           Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
          AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS ·
          GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA

      2   Waters Edge RV Park                                                      Open May-October
          www.watersedgerv-park.com
          7516 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, MN 55725
          218-993-2389
          AMENITIES: CABIN · HOUSEKEEPING · RV SITES · BEACH · DOCK RENTAL · BOAT & RV STORAGE

      3   Voyagaire Lakehome Rentals                                           Open Year Round
          www.voyagaire.com
          7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
          AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH ·
          PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

      4   Nelson's Resort                                                          Open May-September
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
          800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
          GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


      5   Pine Point Lodge & Resort                                               Open May-October
          www.pinepointlodge.com
          7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROU
          BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF


      6   Sand Point Lodge                                                       Open May-October
          www.sandpointlodge.net
          Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-290-6854
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM
          GROCERIES
7   Scott's Peaceful Valley                                                Open May-September
    www.scottspeacefulvalley.com
    7559 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
    218-993-2330 ·
    AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · BEACH · PETS WELCOME
 Description

 Open Year Round




 BEACH · BOAT RENTALS ·


 Open May-October




& RV STORAGE

 Open Year Round




MOBILE RENTAL · BEACH ·


 Open May-September




AT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING
RAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


 Open May-October




ONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND ·
 GROCERIES · MINI GOLF


 Open May-October




OAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME ·
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PETS WELCOME
TOC                                                      BED & BREAKFAST
 Item #     Name                      Address                                     Description

      1   Voyagaire Lodge & Houseboats
          Enjoy an amazing Minnesota houseboat vacation.
          Call 800-882-6287 today to book your Crane Lake wilderness adventure.
Description
TOC                         Biking
 Item #    Name   Address            Description

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TOC                                       BOAT DOCKS
 Item #     Name / Address                         http://www.visitcranelake.com/campgrounds_rv/index.html

      1   Handberg's Marine                                                       Open Year Round
          www.handbergs.com
          7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
          AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA


      2   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                                           Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
          AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS ·
          GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA


      3   Waters Edge RV Park                                                      Open May-October
          www.watersedgerv-park.com
          7516 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, MN 55725
          218-993-2389
          AMENITIES: CABIN · HOUSEKEEPING · RV SITES · BEACH · DOCK RENTAL · BOAT & RV STORAGE
campgrounds_rv/index.html

 Open Year Round




 Open Year Round




BEACH · BOAT RENTALS ·




 Open May-October




& RV STORAGE
TOC                         Boat/Canoe/Paddle Boats
 Item #   Name / Address                 http://www.visitcranelake.com/campgrounds_rv/index.html


      1   Handberg's Marine                                                        Open Year Round
          www.handbergs.com
          7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
          AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA


      2   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                                           Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
          AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS ·
          GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA

      3   Waters Edge RV Park                                                      Open May-October
          www.watersedgerv-park.com
          7516 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, MN 55725
          218-993-2389
          AMENITIES: CABIN · HOUSEKEEPING · RV SITES · BEACH · DOCK RENTAL · BOAT & RV STORAGE

      4   Trail's End Resort                                                         Open Year Round
          www.trails-end-resort.com
          6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
          888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
          AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME

      5   Anderson's Outfitters                                                  Open May-October
          www.anderson-outfitters.com
          7255 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          1-800-777-7186 · 218-993-2287
          AMENITIES: CABINS · CANOE OUTFITTING · HOUSEKEEPING · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISH
          GUIDES

      6   Facowie Lodge                                                            Open Year Round
          www.facowielodge.com
          6245 Crane Lake Road, Buyck, MN 55771
          866-378-4881
          AMENITIES: 2 - new 2 BEDROOM LODGES · GAS FIREPLACES · FULL KITCHENS/DISHWASHERS · FULL BATHROO
          · LOG FURNITURE · OVERLOOKING KABUSTASA LAKE · DECK W/GAS GRILL · CAMPFIRE PIT · ON SNOWMOBILE
          TRAIL · WITHIN 20 MILES OF 30 LAKES · PETS WELCOME · LARGE PARKING AREA · LAUNDRY · CAN
          ACCOMMODATE UP TO 12 GUESTS · 2 RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY
     7     Voyagaire Lakehome Rentals                                           Open Year Round
           www.voyagaire.com
           7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
           800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
           AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH ·
           PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

     8      Wildwood Escape                                                         Open Year Round
            www.wildwoodescape.com
Email: info@wildwoodescape.com
            7281 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
            952-334-0135
            AMENITIES: CABINS · LAUNDRY · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · T.V. · TELEPHONES ·
            FIREPLACE · VIEW

     9     Voyageurs Landing                                                      Open Year Round
           www.voyageurslanding.com
           Box 16 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
           218-993-2401
           AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · WHIRLPOOL · HOUSEKEEPING · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTIN
           GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS ·

    10     Nelson's Resort                                                          Open May-September
           www.nelsonsresort.com
           7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
           800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
           AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
           GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


    11     Norway Lodge                                                               Open Year Round
           www.norwaylodge.com
           800-269-7377 · 218-993-2226
           AMENITIES: CABINS · ROOMS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOT TUB · TV · AC · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · CANOE
           OUTFITTING · LAUNDRY · PONTOON

    12     Pine Point Lodge & Resort                                               Open May-October
           www.pinepointlodge.com
           7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
           800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
           AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROU
           BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF


    13     Sand Point Lodge                                                          Open May-October
           www.sandpointlodge.net
           Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-290-6854
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM
     GROCERIES

14   Scott's Peaceful Valley                                                Open May-September
     www.scottspeacefulvalley.com
     7559 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-993-2330 ·
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · BEACH · PETS WELCOME

15   Sherrick's Wilderness Resort                                         Open May-October
     218-374-3531 · Winter: 937-322-8722
     AMENITIES: CABINS · BOAT RENTALS · GAS · FISHING GUIDES
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 Open May-October




ONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND ·
 GROCERIES · MINI GOLF


 Open May-October
OAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME ·


 Open May-September




 PETS WELCOME

 Open May-October
TOC                                             BUSINESS MEETING FACILITIES
 Item #                   Name

      1   Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau
          7238 Handberg Road
          Crane Lake, MN 55725
          800-362-7405 · 218-993-2901
          The Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau can assist you with ground, water, or air transportation, lodging res
          group planning, meeting facilities, and any special consideration required to accommodate a unique conditio
          disability.

      2   NELSON'S RESORT
          Owners: Jacque Eggen & Jerry Pohlman
          Crane Lake
          7632 Nelson Rd., Box R8
          Crane Lake, MN 55725
          (218) 993-2295
          (800) 433-0743
          Fax: 2189932242
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          Meeting facilities for 70
          28 M.A.P., E.P. & A.P. widely spaced cabins. Nelson family since 1931. Between Voyageurs Nat'l Park & BWCA
          boats, guides, dining, cocktails, swimming beach, gift shop, marina & hiking trail. AAA approved. Daily and we
          avai. Mid & full week discounts. V, MC, DI. Open May 10-Sept. 29. H.
          http://www.invominnesota.com/minnesota-resorts/crane-lake-resorts.htm

      3   AARCEE Party & Tent Rental
          (952) 392-4450
          5300 W 35th St., Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
          Welcome to AARCEE Party & Tent Rental, providing quality rental equipment for over 50 years, located in Mi
          Minnesota.
          Whether it is for 2 or 10,000 guests, we make your vision of a great party into reality. We offer chairs, lighting
          tents and dinner-ware for your family birthday party or company-wide carnival. We are always expanding ou
          and tabletop inventory and are finding new, exciting ways to spice up your event!

          We serve:
          * Event Planners
          * Caterers
          * Festivals
          * Individuals
          * Businesses throughout the Upper Midwest
          When you want that finishing touch for your celebration, call AARCEE Party & Tent Rental today to schedule
          consultation.
          We serve event planners, caterers, festivals, individuals, and businesses throughout the upper Midwest. Whe
          for 2 or 10,000 guests, we make your vision a reality.
G FACILITIES




und, water, or air transportation, lodging reservations,
required to accommodate a unique condition or




1931. Between Voyageurs Nat'l Park & BWCA. Cabins,
na & hiking trail. AAA approved. Daily and weekly rates
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l equipment for over 50 years, located in Minneapolis,

eat party into reality. We offer chairs, lighting, tables,
 -wide carnival. We are always expanding our linen
 e up your event!




RCEE Party & Tent Rental today to schedule a

 nesses throughout the upper Midwest. Whether it is
TOC                                                        CABIN & VACATION RENTALS
Item #       Name / Address       http://www.visitcranelake.com/lodging/lakehomes.html



  1      Anderson's Outfitters
         www.anderson-outfitters.com
         7255 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         1-800-777-7186 · 218-993-2287
         AMENITIES: CABINS · CANOE OUTFITTING · HOUSEKEEPING · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING

  2      Dave's Guide Service & Cabin
         www.davesguideservice.biz
         7541 Bayside Dr., Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         218-993-2453
         AMENITIES: CABIN · GUIDE SERVICE




  3      Facowie Lodge
         www.facowielodge.com
         6245 Crane Lake Road, Buyck, MN 55771
         866-378-4881
         AMENITIES: 2 - new 2 BEDROOM LODGES · GAS FIREPLACES · FULL KITCHENS/DISHWASHERS · FULL BATHROOM
         LAKE · DECK W/GAS GRILL · CAMPFIRE PIT · ON SNOWMOBILE TRAIL · WITHIN 20 MILES OF 30 LAKES · PETS WELC
         ACCOMMODATE UP TO 12 GUESTS · 2 RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY

  4      Lakeview Home
         www.cranelakerentalhomes.com
         7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         1-800-628-4446 or 218-993-2311
         AMENITIES: FIREPLACE · SATELLITE TV/DVR · FULL KITCHEN · FULL BATHROOM · TWO BEDROOMS · THREE SEAS
         BUMPERS & ELECTRICITY · BOAT LAUNCH · PETS WELCOME · LARGE PARKING AREA · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · LAU
         RESTAURANT/LOUNGE & SHOPPING WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
   5    Voyagaire Lakehome Rentals
        www.voyagaire.com
        7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
        800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
        AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGR
        WELCOME · MARINA ·

   6    Waterfront Home
        www.visitcranelake.com/waterfront_home
        7476 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
        218-993-2600 - Cell: 218-248-0106
        AMENITIES: PRIVATE HOME · A/C · SATELLITE TV · 4 BEDROOMS · HIGH SPEED INTERNET · SLEEPS 10

  7      Wildwood Escape
         www.wildwoodescape.com
Email: info@wildwoodescape.com
         7281 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         952-334-0135
         AMENITIES: CABINS · LAUNDRY · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · T.V. · TELEPHONES · FIREPL

  8      Trail's End Resort
         www.trails-end-resort.com
Email: info@trails-end-resort.com
         6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
         888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
         AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME

   9    Voyagaire Lodge
        www.voyagaire.com
        7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
        800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
        AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGR
        WELCOME · MARINA ·

  10    Voyageurs Landing
        www.voyageurslanding.com
        Box 16 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-993-2401
     AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · WHIRLPOOL · HOUSEKEEPING · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING G




11   Nelson's Resort
     www.nelsonsresort.com
     7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
     800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING
     PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

12   Norway Lodge
     www.norwaylodge.com
     800-269-7377 · 218-993-2226
     AMENITIES: CABINS · ROOMS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOT TUB · TV · AC · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · CANOE OUTFIT

13   Pine Point Lodge & Resort
     www.pinepointlodge.com
     7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND
     FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF
14   Sand Point Lodge
     www.sandpointlodge.net
     Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-290-6854
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME ·

15   Scott's Peaceful Valley
     www.scottspeacefulvalley.com
     7559 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-993-2330 ·
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · BEACH · PETS WELCOME

16   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base
     www.scottsoncranelake.com
     7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
     AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCE


17   Sherrick's Wilderness Resort
     218-374-3531 · Winter: 937-322-8722
     AMENITIES: CABINS · BOAT RENTALS · GAS · FISHING GUIDES
 RENTALS
                      Description



                      Open May-October




TALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES

                      Open May-September




                      Open Year Round




ASHERS · FULL BATHROOMS · LOG FURNITURE · OVERLOOKING KABUSTASA
ES OF 30 LAKES · PETS WELCOME · LARGE PARKING AREA · LAUNDRY · CAN


                      Open May-October




O BEDROOMS · THREE SEASON PORCH · SCREEN PORCH · DOCK SLIP WITH
BEACH · PLAYGROUND · LAUNDRY · MINI GOLF AVAILABLE ·
                      Open Year Round




E RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS


                      Open May-September




NET · SLEEPS 10

                      Open Year Round




 T.V. · TELEPHONES · FIREPLACE · VIEW

                      Open Year Round




                      Open Year Round




E RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS


                      Open Year Round
HING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS ·




                      Open May-September




NTALS · MARINA · FISHING GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY ·


                      Open Year Round


T RENTALS · CANOE OUTFITTING · LAUNDRY · PONTOON

                      Open May-October




G · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME ·
                     Open May-October




ENTALS · PETS WELCOME · GROCERIES

                     Open May-September




WELCOME

                     Open Year Round




H · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA


                     Open May-October
TOC                                                           CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS
 Item #             Name / Address

      1   Handberg's Marine                                      Open Year Round
          www.handbergs.com
          7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
          AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA

      2   Trail's End Resort                                         Open Year Round
          www.trails-end-resort.com
          6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
          888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
          AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME

      3   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                             Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
          AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GRO


      4   Waters Edge RV Park                                        Open May-October
          www.watersedgerv-park.com
          7516 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, MN 55725
          218-993-2389
          AMENITIES: CABIN · HOUSEKEEPING · RV SITES · BEACH · DOCK RENTAL · BOAT & RV STORAGE
UNDS & RV PARKS
                       Cabins    RV Sites   Campsites    Marina    Showers       Dogs

                                                X           X




                          X         X           X                                 X




S WELCOME

                          X                                 X




ND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA


                          X         X                       X




OAT & RV STORAGE
TOC                                               CASINO RESORTS
 Item #           Name / Address                                             Description

      1   Fortune Bay Resort Casino‎                               Approximately 70 miles awa
          1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN‎
          (800) 992-7529‎ – (218) 753-6400‎
          fortunebay.com

      2   Wilderness Golf Course‎                                  Approximately 70 miles awa
          1450 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN 55790-8111
          (218) 753-8917‎
          golfthewilderness.com

      3   Bois Forte Heritage Center‎                              Approximately 70 miles awa
          1500 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN 55790-7800
          (218) 753-6017‎
          elbowlake.com

      4   Vermilion Houseboats‎                                    Approximately 70 miles awa
          9482 Angus Road, Tower, MN 55790-8200
          (218) 753-3548‎
          vermilionhouseboats.com
          Description

Approximately 70 miles away




Approximately 70 miles away




Approximately 70 miles away




Approximately 70 miles away
TOC                        Designated Swimming Areas
 Item #   Name   Address                               Description

          n/a
eas
      Description
TOC              Dog Parks
 Item #   Name



  n/a
TOC                               DOGSLEDDING
 Item #     Name



      1   The BWCA-Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
          http://www.canoecountry.com/
TOC                                                       Equestrian Trails
 Item #     Name                       Address                              Description



      1   Mark Twain National Forest
          401 Fairgrounds Rd
          Rolla, MO 65401
          Phone: (573) 364-4621
          FAX: (573) 364-6844
          TTY: (573) 341-7453
          http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/recreation/sites/crane_lake_trail/
TOC                                                             EQUIPMENT RENTAL
 Item #   Name / SOUTH SHORE


      1   Anderson's Outfitters
          www.anderson-outfitters.com
          7255 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          1-800-777-7186 · 218-993-2287
          AMENITIES: CABINS · CANOE OUTFITTING · HOUSEKEEPING · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISH

      2   Norway Lodge
          www.norwaylodge.com
          800-269-7377 · 218-993-2226
          AMENITIES: CABINS · ROOMS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOT TUB · TV · AC · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS   CANOE OU




      3   Handberg's Marine
          www.handbergs.com
          7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
          AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA

      4   Nelson's Resort
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
          800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
          LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

      5   Pine Point Lodge & Resort
          www.pinepointlodge.com
          7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROU
     WELCOME · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF

6    Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base
     www.scottsoncranelake.com
     7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
     AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GRO
     · MARINA

7    Voyagaire Lodge & Houseboats
     www.voyagaire.com
     7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
     AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLA
     GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

8    Sand Point Lodge
     www.sandpointlodge.net
     Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-290-6854
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM

9    Scott's Peaceful Valley
     www.scottspeacefulvalley.com
     7559 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-993-2330 ·
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · BEACH · PETS WELCOME

10   Sherrick's Wilderness Resort
     218-374-3531 · Winter: 937-322-8722
     AMENITIES: CABINS · BOAT RENTALS · GAS · FISHING GUIDES

11   Trail's End Resort
     www.trails-end-resort.com
     6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
     888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
     AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME
ENTAL


            Open May-October




RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES

            Open Year Round


BOAT RENTALS     CANOE OUTFITTING · LAUNDRY · PONTOON




            Open Year Round




            Open May-September




T RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING ·


            Open May-October
NING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS


           Open Year Round




EACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS


           Open Year Round




OBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING


           Open May-October




AT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · GROCERIES

           Open May-September




PETS WELCOME

           Open May-October




           Open Year Round
TOC                                                         Family Activities
 Item #                     Name / Address

      1   Some of the best stargazing is in Crane Lake, since there aren't any street lamps or city lights to interfere wit
          time sky.

      2   Berry picking is a favorite summer activity. There's nothing like picking fresh blue berries for muffins in the m
          up north at the cabin.

      3   Ice fishing is a great winter past time in Crane Lake, but you must bring your own fish house as there are no r
          Remember that fish houses cannot remain on the lakes in Voyageur's National Park overnight. Ghostly winte
          shorelines, and outstanding angling make Voyageurs National Park an ice fisher's dream.

      4   While in the area, stop and explore the environmental Bog Walk, a groomed trail that weaves through a wet
          wildlife.

      5   Birding is a favorite activity in the Crane Lake Area.

                A guide to the Birds and Wildlife of the Voyageur Country is available for download at www.birdvnp.co

                Call or e-mail: 800-362-7405 or vacation@visitcranelake.com for a brochure.

          Bird Species Spotted for Spring
          2007 Birders Rendezvous

                Alder Flycatcher                    Common Loon                         Ovenbird
                American Bittern                    Common Raven                        Pileated Woodpecker
                American Crow                       Common Yellowthroat                 Purple Finch
                American Goldfinch                  Double-Crested Cormorant            Red-Breasted Nuthatch
                American Redstart                   Downy Woodpecker                    Red-Eyed Vireo
                American Robin                      Eastern Kingbird                    Redhead
                American White Pelican              Eastern Phoebe                      Red-Winged Blackbird
                Bald Eagle                          Eastern Wood-Pewee                  Ring-Billed Gull
                Belted Kingfisher                   European Starling                   Ring-Necked Duck
                Black-and-White Warbler             Evening Grosbeak                    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
                Blackburnian Warbler                Gray Catbird                        Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
                Black-Capped Chickadee              Great Blue Heron                    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
                Black-Throated Green Warbler        Great Crested Flycatcher            Ruffed Grouse
                Blue Jay                            Hairy Woodpecker                    Song Sparrow
                Blue-Winged Teal                    Hermit Thrush                       Spotted Sandpiper
                Broad-Winged Hawk                   Herring Gull                        Swamp Sparrow
                Brown Creeper                       Hooded Merganser                    Tree Swallow
                Brown-Headed Cowbird                Killdeer                            Veery
                Canada Goose                        Least Flycatcher                    Warbling Vireo
                Canada Warbler                      Magnolia Warbler                    Western Palm Warbler
Cape May Warbler         Mallard             White-Breasted Nuthatch
Cedar Waxwing            Marsh Wren          White-Throated Sparrow
Chestnut-Sided Warbler   Merlin     *        Winter Wren
Chipping Sparrow         Nashville Warbler   Wood Duck
Clay-Colored Sparrow     Northern Flicker    Yellow Warbler
Common Goldeneye         Northern Oriole     Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Common Grackle       *   Northern Parula     Yellow-Rumped Warbler
amps or city lights to interfere with the clear crisp night


sh blue berries for muffins in the morning when you're


ur own fish house as there are no rentals available.
onal Park overnight. Ghostly winter quiet, ruggedly piney
isher's dream.

ed trail that weaves through a wetland area - great




e for download at www.birdvnp.com




 Pileated Woodpecker
 Purple Finch
 Red-Breasted Nuthatch
 Red-Eyed Vireo

 Red-Winged Blackbird
 Ring-Billed Gull
 Ring-Necked Duck
 Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
 Ruffed Grouse
 Song Sparrow
 Spotted Sandpiper
 Swamp Sparrow
 Tree Swallow

 Warbling Vireo
 Western Palm Warbler
White-Breasted Nuthatch
White-Throated Sparrow
Winter Wren
Wood Duck
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
TOC
                                                                            FISHING, FISHING CHARTERS
 Item #                       Name                                         Description

      1   Fish Species found in area lakes:


          Walleye                                        Sauger
          Smallmouth Bass                                Lake Whitefish
          Northern Pike                                  Bluegill
          Black Crappie                                  Largemouth Bass
          Lake Trout                                     Yellow Perch
          Sturgeon




          Crane is a 3,088 acre, 80 foot deep lake located 28 miles northeast of Orr, MN. The lakes northern shore form
          point into the Park as well as U.S. Customs port for seaplane traffic. Many different fish species are present w
          smallmouth bass. An experimental walleye regulation (all walleyes from 17 to 28 inches must be immediately
          Lake as well as other lakes of the Namakan Reservoir.

          Are you planning a Minnesota Fishing Vacation to the Crane Lake area? Read this Minnesota fishing article wr

          Minnesota Fishing Regulations 2010 PDF
ISHING CHARTERS




he lakes northern shore forms part of the boundary to Voyageurs National Park. Crane Lake is an entry
nt fish species are present with anglers primarily seeking walleye, sauger, black crappie and
 inches must be immediately released. One over 28 inches allowed in possession) is in effect for Crane


Minnesota fishing article written by Roger Cormier, Associate Editor, MidWest Outdoors Magazine.
TOC
                                                          HEALTH & FITNESS CLUBS
 Item #     Name



      1   Studio North Dance & Fitness Center‎
          1550 East Washington Street, Ely, MN‎- (218) 365-2493‎
LUBS
TOC                                                        Gifts & Souvenirs
 Item #           Name / Address

      1   Scotts Store
          http://www.scottsoncranelake.com/area-information
          Tel. 1-218-993-2341

      2   Nelsons Store
          7632 Nelson Road
          Crane Lake, MN 55725
          (218) 993-2295 Business 1
          (800) 433-0743 Toll Free
          (218) 993-2242 Fax
          Excellent Family fishing resort on the Minnesota Canadain border waters, Voyagers National Park and Bound
          for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Northern Pike, Muskie and Lake Trout. Where Excellence is a Traditio

          http://www.nelsonsresort.com

      3   Handbergs Marine
          7123 Handberg Road in Crane Lake, MN
          (218) 993-2214
          http://www.handbergs.com/
 ers National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Fish
Where Excellence is a Tradition.
TOC
                                                                             GOLF COURSES
 Item #                    Name



      1   Three Brothers Golf Course
          5530 Crane Lake Rd
          Buyck, MN 55771-8430
          United States
          P: (218) 993-2246
          Nestled along the Vermillion River is a nine-hole golf course. This challenging and enjoyable course is a par 36
          ponds, a natural stream, three bunkers and a cart trail.
          http://www.visitcranelake.com/activities/index.html
ES




oyable course is a par 36, (2,940 yards) featuring four man-made
TOC
                                                                       HIKING & RUNNING TRAILS
 Item #

      1   Vermillion Gorge Trail Description:
          At a leisurely pace, this 3-mile trail can easily be hiked in 3 hours. The last portion of the trail parallels the Ver
          sheer granite cliffs and rock outcrops.

          From Crane Lake to Vermillion River the hiking trail is graveled. Boardwalks cross wet areas. Near the crest o
          trail branches to the left. Keep right on the gravel trail.

          At the river, the trail takes a sharp turn upstream. Here the hiking trail narrows and the surface changes from
          steepest part of the trail and as you climb, notice the change in vegetation. The aspen/birch forest with its de
          parklike grove of red pine.

          From atop the red pine knoll you can see the Vermillion River entering Crane Lake, completing its 38 mile jour

          As you descend from the red pine knoll, you will approach the river and the mouth of the gorge. The trail surf


          Warning: This section of the trail has steep cliffs nearby. Hikers with small children should keep them in hand

      2   Vermillion Falls Trail Description:




          A 10-minute hike on a well-maintained trail puts the visitor at Vermillion Falls, at a cascading torrent of water
          the granite. Keep small children in hand.

          Smallmouth bass fishing below the falls can be excellent. Fishing from shore will produce many snags in this s
          launch a canoe or small car-top boat by the parking area and paddle up river.

          Warning: The current below the falls is swift and strong in high water and can capsize a boat. Be careful not t
          Cast into and around the current with lead head jigs tipped with worms, leeches or minnows. Crappies, walle
          here.

          A trail directly across the road from the parking lot leads the visitor to "The Chute", a constriction in the river t
          pleasant 5-minute walk and worth the effort. Part of the trail also serves as the portage around the rapids. If
          base of the rapids, put in, and then cross the river to a point of land on the far side. There you can see one of
    A trail directly across the road from the parking lot leads the visitor to "The Chute", a constriction in the river t
    pleasant 5-minute walk and worth the effort. Part of the trail also serves as the portage around the rapids. If
    base of the rapids, put in, and then cross the river to a point of land on the far side. There you can see one of


    A final point of interest is a small wild rice bed. Standing on the bridge looking up river, the wild rice grows in
    before the shoots begin to emerge from the water, and seed heads won't begin to develop until the first part
    an aquatic grass, not a rice) beds flourish along the Vermillion River and are harvested by humans and wildlife


3   Herriman Lake Trail Description:
    From the paking lot, it is .4 mile to the Echo River Picnic Site. This scenic day-use site is not in the Boundary W
    However, if you hike on to Little Vermillion, Dovre, or Herriman Lakes, or south along the Echo River, you will

    Pack your swimsuit and a picnic lunch for the sand beach on Little Vermillion Lake.

    Enjoy the scenic views of oxbows along the Echo River. Take your binoculars, or a bucket for blue berries in m
    find easy picking on the rocky loop at the end of the trail.

    Feel a sense of solitude as you hike through mature red and white pines among rock outcroppings on the Dov

    Take your camera to capture the blaze of fall colors around Herriman and Knute Lakes at the end of Septembe
    beautiful along the Echo River and Dovre Loop.
NG TRAILS


 f the trail parallels the Vermillion River Gorge - a rugged landscape of


 et areas. Near the crest of the first hill, the Voyageur's Snowmobile


 the surface changes from gravel to native material. This is the
 en/birch forest with its dense understory gives way to an open,


 ompleting its 38 mile journey from Lake Vermillion.

of the gorge. The trail surface changes to wood chips here.


 should keep them in hand.




 ascading torrent of water forced through a 10-foot-wide opening in


oduce many snags in this shallow, rocky water. Another option is to


ze a boat. Be careful not to approach too closely.
minnows. Crappies, walleyes and northern pike can also be caught


a constriction in the river that produces a Class II or III rapids. It's a
tage around the rapids. If you have a canoe, you could portage to the
 There you can see one of the 9 maintained campsites on the river.
a constriction in the river that produces a Class II or III rapids. It's a
tage around the rapids. If you have a canoe, you could portage to the
 There you can see one of the 9 maintained campsites on the river.


ver, the wild rice grows in the small bay to your left. It will be mid-July
 evelop until the first part of August. Extensive wild rice (it's actually
ed by humans and wildlife alike from late August through October.




e is not in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
g the Echo River, you will enter the BWCAW.




ucket for blue berries in mid-July. If the berry crop is good, you may


k outcroppings on the Dovre Lake Loop.

es at the end of September. The maples, aspens, and oaks are also
TOC
                                                     HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS
 Item #     Name                                                                              Descrip

      1   Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota      HOURS
          10 Church Street SE
          Minneapolis, MN 55455                                        Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m
          (612) 624-7083                                               Thursdays: Open until 9 p.m.
                                                                       Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                       Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Free adm
                                                                       Closed Mondays and some hol

                                                                       HOLIDAY HOURS

                                                                       Thursday, November 26, 2009
                                                                       Thursday, December 24, 2009
                                                                       Friday, December 25, 2009 - cl
                                                                       Thursday,, December 31, 2009
                                                                       Friday, January 1, 2010 - closed

                                                                       ADMISSION

                                                                       Members: Free
                                                                       UMN Staff and Faculty: Free
                                                                       UMN Students: Free
                                                                       Non-UMN Students: $3
                                                                       Adults: $5
                                                                       Children 3-16: $3
                                                                       Children under 3 years: Free
                                                                       Seniors 62+: $3

                                                                       Unlimited free admission with


      2   Dorothy Molter Museum
          P.O. Box 391 Ely, MN 55731
          218-365-4451
          http://www.rootbeerlady.com/index.htm


      3   International Wolf Center
          1396 Highway 169
          Ely, MN 55731-8129
          Phone: (218) 365-4695
          Fax: (218) 365-3318
          TTY Relay Service - (800) 855-2880
    http://www.wolf.org/wolves/index.asp

4   Ely-Winton History Museum
    Vermilion Community College
    1900 E. Camp St., Ely, MN, 55731
    218-365-3226
    http://www.vcc.edu/ewhs/history.htm
USEUMS
                       Description




 Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Thursdays: Open until 9 p.m.
 Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Free admission on Sundays
 Closed Mondays and some holidays.

 HOLIDAY HOURS

 Thursday, November 26, 2009 - closed
 Thursday, December 24, 2009 - closed
 Friday, December 25, 2009 - closed
 Thursday,, December 31, 2009 - closed
 Friday, January 1, 2010 - closed

 ADMISSION

 Members: Free
 UMN Staff and Faculty: Free
 UMN Students: Free
 Non-UMN Students: $3

 Children 3-16: $3
 Children under 3 years: Free
 Seniors 62+: $3

 Unlimited free admission with membership.
TOC                                                      HOTELS, MOTELS, & RESORTS
 Item #     Name                        Address

      1   Trail's End Resort
          www.trails-end-resort.com
          6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
          888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
          AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME

      2   Voyagaire Lodge
          www.voyagaire.com
          7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
          AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLA
          PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

      3   Voyageurs Landing
          www.voyageurslanding.com
          Box 16 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2401
          AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · WHIRLPOOL · HOUSEKEEPING · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTIN




      4   Nelson's Resort
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
          800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
          PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

      5   Norway Lodge
          www.norwaylodge.com
          800-269-7377 · 218-993-2226
     AMENITIES: CABINS · ROOMS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOT TUB · TV · AC · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS      CAN

6    Pine Point Lodge & Resort
     www.pinepointlodge.com
     7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROU
     FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF




7    Sand Point Lodge
     www.sandpointlodge.net
     Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-290-6854
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM

8    Scott's Peaceful Valley
     www.scottspeacefulvalley.com
     7559 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     218-993-2330 ·
     AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · BEACH · PETS WELCOME

9    Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base
     www.scottsoncranelake.com
     7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
     AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GRO


10   Sherrick's Wilderness Resort
     218-374-3531 · Winter: 937-322-8722
     AMENITIES: CABINS · BOAT RENTALS · GAS · FISHING GUIDES

11   Lakeview Motel
     www.lkvmotel.com
     7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     1-800-628-4446 or 218-993-2311
     AMENITIES: KING OR TWIN BEDS · MINI REFRIGERATOR · MICROWAVE · COFFEE MAKER · DOCK SLIP WITH BU
     RENTALS · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · LAUNDRY · MINI GOLF AVAILABLE · RESTAURANT/LOUNGE & SHOPPING W

12   Pine Ridge Motel
     www.pineridgemotel.com
     7258 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
     888-310-4225 · 218-993-2265
     AMENITIES: T.V. · TELEPHONES · MICROWAVES · REFRIGERATORS · IN-ROOM COFFEE · AC · BUNKHOUSE · C
 & RESORTS
                                 Description

            Open Year Round




            Open Year Round




MOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES ·


            Open Year Round




S · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS ·




            Open May-September




AT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY ·


            Open Year Round
 BOAT RENTALS         CANOE OUTFITTING · LAUNDRY · PONTOON

           Open May-October




 NING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME ·




           Open May-October




OAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · GROCERIES

           Open May-September




 PETS WELCOME

           Open Year Round




BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA


           Open May-October




           Open May-October
 MAKER · DOCK SLIP WITH BUMPERS & ELECTRICITY · BOAT LAUNCH · BOAT
ANT/LOUNGE & SHOPPING WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE · LARGE PARKING AREA

           Open May-December




OFFEE · AC · BUNKHOUSE · CABIN WITH AC & TV · NO PETS
TOC                                                       Hunting Locations
 Item #

      1   Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau
          7238 Handberg Road
          Crane Lake, MN 55725
          phone: 800-362-7405 or 218-993-2902
          fax: 218-993-2902


      2   Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
          500 Lafayette Road
          St. Paul, MN 55155-4040
          (651) 296-6157
          (888) 646-6367
          http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/index.html
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                        ICE SKATING
 Item #   Name   Description

  n/a
G
TOC                                           LIVE MUSIC
Item #     Name

  1      Boundary Waters Blues Festival‎
         127 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN‎
         (218) 365-2440‎
         http://www.rangeblues.com/

  2      Irene Hartfield‎
         8603 Haapala Road, Babbitt, MN‎
         (218) 827-3732‎
         http://www.irenehartfield.com/
TOC                        Live Theatre, Auditoriums & Movie Theatres
 Item #   Name / Address

  n/a
ie Theatres
TOC
                                            MARINAS
Item #                  Name                                              Description

  1      Handberg's Marine
         www.handbergs.com
         7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
         AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA

  2      Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base
         www.scottsoncranelake.com
         7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
         AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCE
         FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA

  3      Waters Edge RV Park
         www.watersedgerv-park.com
         7516 Bayside Drive, Crane Lake, MN 55725
         218-993-2389
         AMENITIES: CABIN · HOUSEKEEPING · RV SITES · BEACH · DOCK RENTAL · BOAT & RV STORAGE

  4      Voyagaire Lakehome Rentals
         www.voyagaire.com
         7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
         800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
         AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGR
         BOAT RENTALS · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

  5      NELSON'S RESORT
         Owners: Jacque Eggen & Jerry Pohlman
         Crane Lake
         7632 Nelson Rd., Box R8
         Crane Lake, MN 55725
         (218) 993-2295
         (800) 433-0743
         Fax: 2189932242
         www.nelsonsresort.com
         Meeting facilities for 70
         28 M.A.P., E.P. & A.P. widely spaced cabins. Nelson family since 1931. Between Voyageurs Nat'l Park & BWCA. C
         boats, guides, dining, cocktails, swimming beach, gift shop, marina & hiking trail. AAA approved. Daily and weekl
         avai. Mid & full week discounts. V, MC, DI. Open May 10-Sept. 29. H.
         http://www.invominnesota.com/minnesota-resorts/crane-lake-resorts.htm
tion

            Open Year Round




            Open Year Round




UND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES ·


            Open May-October




BOAT & RV STORAGE

            Open Year Round




NOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND ·




tween Voyageurs Nat'l Park & BWCA. Cabins,
ng trail. AAA approved. Daily and weekly rates
TOC
                                         NIGHT CLUBS
 Item #     Name

      1   Dee's Bar & Lounge‎
          17 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN‎- (218) 365-3896‎



      2   Saturday Night Country Live‎
          7353 Pelton Road, Britt, MN‎- (218) 741-2780‎



      3   Fortune Bay Resort Casino‎
          1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN‎- (800) 992-7529‎
TOC                                                   RAFTING
Item #     Name



  1      Vermilion River: Table Rock Falls to High Falls
         Activity Type:         Whitewater Paddling
         Nearby City:           Buyck
         Length:                24.5 total miles
         Elevation Loss:        Minimal
         Gradient:              Unspecified
         Skill Level:           Class II- Beginner to intermediate, with wilderness camping skilss
         Duration:              1-2 days
         Other Uses:            canoes & kayaks
         Local Contacts:        Department of Natural Resources Information
                                612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000
         Local Maps             MDNR Vermillion River Canoe Route
         http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=CGM017-034
TOC                                                         Restaurants
 Item #

      1   Trail's End Resort
          www.trails-end-resort.com
          6310 Crane Lake Rd, Buyck, Minnesota 55771
          888-844-2257 · 218-993-2257
          AMENITIES: CABINS · DINING · BOAT RENTALS · CAMPSITES · RV SITES · PETS WELCOME

      2   Voyagaire Lodge
          www.voyagaire.com
          7576 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-882-6287 · 218-993-2266 · Fax: 218-993-2268
          AMENITIES: ROOMS · LAKEHOME RENTALS· AMERICAN PLAN · DINING · SNOWMOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLA
          · FISHING GUIDES · PETS WELCOME · MARINA ·

      3   Nelson's Resort
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
          800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
          PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


      4   Sand Point Lodge
          www.sandpointlodge.net
          Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-290-6854
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM

      5   Scott's Resort Seaplane Base Marina & Restaurant‎
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, MN 55725-8010
          (218) 993-2341‎
          http://maps.google.com/maps
          http://www.visitcranelake.com/resorts/crnlkb15.html
           Open Year Round




           Open Year Round




MOBILE RENTAL · BEACH · PLAYGROUND · BOAT RENTALS


           Open May-September




AT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING GUIDES · FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY ·




           Open May-October




OAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · GROCERIES
TOC
                                                          SHOPPING AREAS
 Item #     Name

      1   Anderson's Outfitters                                                      Open May-October
          www.anderson-outfitters.com
          7255 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          1-800-777-7186 · 218-993-2287
          AMENITIES: CABINS · CANOE OUTFITTING · HOUSEKEEPING · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES

      2   Handberg's Marine                                                          Open Year Round
          www.handbergs.com
          7123 Handberg Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-993-2214 · Fax: 218-993-2307
          AMENITIES: CAMPING · GROCERIES · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA

      3   Nelson's Resort                                                    Open May-September
          www.nelsonsresort.com
          7632 Nelson Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725-8023
          800-433-0743 · 218-993-2295 · Fax: 218-993-2242
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING ·AMERICAN PLAN · LOUNGE · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHIN
          FIREPLACE · DINING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · GROCERIES ·HIKING TRAILS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

      4   Norway Lodge                                                          Open Year Round
          www.norwaylodge.com
          800-269-7377 · 218-993-2226
          AMENITIES: CABINS · ROOMS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOT TUB · TV · AC · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS          CANOE OU
          LAUNDRY · PONTOON

      5   Pine Point Lodge & Resort                                          Open May-October
          www.pinepointlodge.com
          7533 Gold Coast Rd, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-628-4446 · 218-993-2311
          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · HOTEL ROOMS WITH TV & AIR CONDITIONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROU
          BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · FISHING GUIDES · HUNTING GUIDES · GROCERIES · MINI GOLF

      6   Sand Point Lodge                                                          Open May-October
          www.sandpointlodge.net
          Route 3, Box 108, via Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          218-290-6854

          AMENITIES: CABINS · HOUSEKEEPING · AMERICAN PLAN · LAUNDRY · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOM


      7   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                                             Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
AMENITIES: CABINS · FIREPLACE · HOUSEKEEPING · GIFT SHOP · PLAYGROUND · BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GRO
FISHING GUIDES · BIKE RENTALS · MARINA
en May-October




S · GROCERIES · FISHING GUIDES

 en Year Round




 May-September




AT RENTALS · MARINA · FISHING GUIDES ·
NDICAP ACCESSIBLE

 en Year Round


 BOAT RENTALS      CANOE OUTFITTING ·


en May-October




ONING · LAUNDRY · PLAYGROUND · BEACH ·
RIES · MINI GOLF

en May-October




OAT RENTALS · PETS WELCOME · GROCERIES


 en Year Round
BEACH · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES ·
TOC
                                                                      SKI RESORTS
 Item #   Name



  n/a     Winter in Crane Lake is perfect snowmobiling. Snowmobilers can enjoy miles of trails throughout Voyageur's
          Enjoy the tranquility of winter cross-country skiing in the Crane Lake area and Voyageurs National Park. Jour
          years, people traveled on showshoes made of ash and webbed with animal gut. Explore the winter landscap
          snowshoe trails. For cross-country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts, it's best to bring your own gear. Trai


          Ice fishing is a great winter past time in Crane Lake, but you must bring your own fish house as there are no r
          houses cannot remain on the lakes in Voyageur's National Park overnight. Ghostly winter quiet, ruggedly pin
          make Voyageurs National Park an ice fisher's dream.
 SKI RESORTS


rs can enjoy miles of trails throughout Voyageur's National Park.
rane Lake area and Voyageurs National Park. Journey into the past. For hundreds of
 bed with animal gut. Explore the winter landscape on one of the park's three tracked
 enthusiasts, it's best to bring your own gear. Trails are groomed, but not lighted.


u must bring your own fish house as there are no rentals available. Remember that fish
Park overnight. Ghostly winter quiet, ruggedly piney shorelines, and outstanding angling
TOC                                                     Skiing & Snow Boarding
 Item #     Name



  n/a     Winter
          Winter in Crane Lake is perfect snowmobiling. Snowmobilers can enjoy miles of trails throughout Voyageur's
          Enjoy the tranquility of winter cross-country skiing in the Crane Lake area and Voyageurs National Park. Jour
          hundreds of years, people traveled on showshoes made of ash and webbed with animal gut. Explore the win
          park's three tracked snowshoe trails. For cross-country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts, it's best to bring
          groomed, but not lighted.

          Ice fishing is a great winter past time in Crane Lake, but you must bring your own fish house as there are no r
          that fish houses cannot remain on the lakes in Voyageur's National Park overnight. Ghostly winter quiet, rug
          outstanding angling make Voyageurs National Park an ice fisher's dream.
g



 trails throughout Voyageur's National Park.
oyageurs National Park. Journey into the past. For
h animal gut. Explore the winter landscape on one of the
 enthusiasts, it's best to bring your own gear. Trails are


n fish house as there are no rentals available. Remember
ht. Ghostly winter quiet, ruggedly piney shorelines, and
TOC                                                    Sledding & Tubing
 Item #     Name                     Address                                                   Description



      1   Pine Ridge
          7258 Crane Lake Road • Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          Phone: 218-993-2265 • Toll Free: 888-310-4225
          Winter
          From your Cabin or Motel room you can hook on to hundreds of miles of trails, run the groomed
          through the woods, so if the snow goes… the sledding continues to be good in best kept secret “C
          go anywhere by sled from Pine Ridge: casino, lodges, restaurants or bars.
                Description




 f trails, run the groomed trails on the lakes or
good in best kept secret “CRANE LAKE”. You can
 rs.
TOC                        Sleigh Rides
 Item #   Name / Address



  n/a
TOC
                                                                         SNOWMOBILING
 Item #   Name                                                           Description

      1   Experience the soft powdery snow that blankets area lakes and forests. Ride endless miles of well marked, gr
          one of the top ten snowmobile trail rides in the world. Winter visitors say it's their favorite time of the year

          Voyageurs National Park presents unmatched adventure and excitement for everyone.
          http://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm
          A TRAIL MAP of the area is available.


      2   Sunset Resort
          10294 Ash River Trail · Orr, MN 55771
          (218) 374-3161 · For Reservations dial: 1-800-232-3161
          http://www.sunset-resort.com/winter.htm
          http://www.sunset-resort.com/images/snowmobile_trail_map.jpg
ILING


ndless miles of well marked, groomed snowmobile trails to what has been called
 their favorite time of the year.
TOC
                                                           SNOWSHOEING
 Item #   Name                           Description




          Winter
          Winter in Crane Lake is perfect snowmobiling. Snowmobilers can enjoy miles of trails throughout Voyageur's
          Enjoy the tranquility of winter cross-country skiing in the Crane Lake area and Voyageurs National Park. Jour
          hundreds of years, people traveled on showshoes made of ash and webbed with animal gut. Explore the win
          park's three tracked snowshoe trails. For cross-country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts, it's best to bring
          groomed, but not lighted.

          Ice fishing is a great winter past time in Crane Lake, but you must bring your own fish house as there are no r
          that fish houses cannot remain on the lakes in Voyageur's National Park overnight. Ghostly winter quiet, rug
          outstanding angling make Voyageurs National Park an ice fisher's dream.

      1   Voyageurs National Park presents unmatched adventure and excitement for everyone.
          http://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm

          http://visitcranelake.com/blog/?p=380
      2   Herriman Lake Trail Description:
                       From the paking lot, it is .4 mile to the Echo River Picnic Site. This scenic day-use site is not in the
                       Area Wilderness.
                       However, if you hike on to Little Vermillion, Dovre, or Herriman Lakes, or south along the Echo R
                       BWCAW.
                       Pack your swimsuit and a picnic lunch for the sand beach on Little Vermillion Lake.
                       Enjoy the scenic views of oxbows along the Echo River. Take your binoculars, or a bucket for blu
                       berry crop is good, you may find easy picking on the rocky loop at the end of the trail.
                       Feel a sense of solitude as you hike through mature red and white pines among rock outcropping

                       Take your camera to capture the blaze of fall colors around Herriman and Knute Lakes at the end
                       aspens, and oaks are also beautiful along the Echo River and Dovre Loop.
                       http://www.visitcranelake.com/activities/hiking/

      3   Vermilion River Gorge Trail
                     At a leisurely pace, this 3-mile trail can easily be hiked in 3 hours. The last portion of the trail par
                     Gorge - a rugged landscape of sheer granite cliffs and rock outcrops.
                     From Crane Lake to Vermillion River the hiking trail is graveled. Boardwalks cross wet areas. Ne
                     the Voyageur's Snowmobile trail branches to the left. Keep right on the gravel trail.
                     At the river, the trail takes a sharp turn upstream. Here the hiking trail narrows and the surface c
                     native material. This is the steepest part of the trail and as you climb, notice the change in veget
                     forest with its dense understory gives way to an open, parklike grove of red pine.
                     From atop the red pine knoll you can see the Vermillion River entering Crane Lake, completing its
                     Vermillion.
                As you descend from the red pine knoll, you will approach the river and the mouth of the gorge.
                wood chips here.
                Warning: This section of the trail has steep cliffs nearby. Hikers with small children should keep
                http://www.visitcranelake.com/activities/hiking/

4   Vermillion Falls Trail Description
                A 10-minute hike on a well-maintained trail puts the visitor at Vermillion Falls, at a cascading torr
                a 10-foot-wide opening in the granite. Keep small children in hand.
                Smallmouth bass fishing below the falls can be excellent. Fishing from shore will produce many s
                water. Another option is to launch a canoe or small car-top boat by the parking area and paddle

                Warning: The current below the falls is swift and strong in high water and can capsize a boat. Be
                closely.
                Cast into and around the current with lead head jigs tipped with worms, leeches or minnows. Cr
                northern pike can also be caught here.
                A trail directly across the road from the parking lot leads the visitor to "The Chute", a constriction
                Class II or III rapids. It's a pleasant 5-minute walk and worth the effort. Part of the trail also serv
                rapids. If you have a canoe, you could portage to the base of the rapids, put in, and then cross th
                the far side. There you can see one of the 9 maintained campsites on the river.

                A final point of interest is a small wild rice bed. Standing on the bridge looking up river, the wild
                to your left. It will be mid-July before the shoots begin to emerge from the water, and seed head
                until the first part of August. Extensive wild rice (it's actually an aquatic grass, not a rice) beds flo
                River and are harvested by humans and wildlife alike from late August through October.

                http://www.visitcranelake.com/activities/hiking/
rails throughout Voyageur's National Park.
 yageurs National Park. Journey into the past. For
 animal gut. Explore the winter landscape on one of the
enthusiasts, it's best to bring your own gear. Trails are


 fish house as there are no rentals available. Remember
ht. Ghostly winter quiet, ruggedly piney shorelines, and




enic day-use site is not in the Boundary Waters Canoe

 s, or south along the Echo River, you will enter the

ermillion Lake.
 noculars, or a bucket for blue berries in mid-July. If the
 e end of the trail.
 nes among rock outcroppings on the Dovre Lake Loop.

n and Knute Lakes at the end of September. The maples,
oop.




 e last portion of the trail parallels the Vermillion River

 rdwalks cross wet areas. Near the crest of the first hill,
 the gravel trail.
 ail narrows and the surface changes from gravel to
b, notice the change in vegetation. The aspen/birch
e of red pine.
ng Crane Lake, completing its 38 mile journey from Lake
and the mouth of the gorge. The trail surface changes to

h small children should keep them in hand.




 lion Falls, at a cascading torrent of water forced through

m shore will produce many snags in this shallow, rocky
the parking area and paddle up river.

 r and can capsize a boat. Be careful not to approach too

ms, leeches or minnows. Crappies, walleyes and

 o "The Chute", a constriction in the river that produces a
 rt. Part of the trail also serves as the portage around the
pids, put in, and then cross the river to a point of land on
 n the river.

ge looking up river, the wild rice grows in the small bay
om the water, and seed heads won't begin to develop
atic grass, not a rice) beds flourish along the Vermillion
st through October.
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 Item #     Name                      Address                       Description

      1   Dream Weaver Salon & Day Spa
          210 S. River Street
          Cook, MN 55723
          Phone: 218-666-5594
          http://www.visitcranelake.com/area_services.html
Description
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                                                                   STATE PARKS & FOREST
 Item #   Name                                                                                  Description


      1   Voyageurs National Park
          http://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm

          Voyageurs is a water-based park where you must leave your car and take to the water to fully experience the


      2   Superior National Forest
          http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/

          Over 445,000 acres or 695 square miles of the forest is surface water. In addition, more than 1,300 miles of c
          streams flow within the boundaries of the Superior. Fish species such as walleye, northern pike, smallmouth
          brown trout can be found in abundance in these waters. The northern forest community thrives with its pine
          wildlife species including deer, moose, the gray wolf, and black bear. Northern Minnesota is the last strongho
          Approximately 300-400 wolves continue to roam within the boundaries of the Superior National Forest today
 FOREST
      Description




 water to fully experience the lakes, islands, and shorelines of the park.




n, more than 1,300 miles of cold water streams and 950 miles of warm water
 , northern pike, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and
mmunity thrives with its pine, fir and spruce trees and is home to numerouse
Minnesota is the last stronghold of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states.
uperior National Forest today.
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                                                TOURS & CRUISES
 Item #                     Name / Address                                                      Description

      1   Anderson's Outfitters                                         Open May-October
          www.anderson-outfitters.com
          7255 Crane Lake Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          1-800-777-7186 · 218-993-2287
          AMENITIES: CABINS · CANOE OUTFITTING · HOUSEKEEPING · FIREPLACE · BOAT RENTALS · GROCERIES · FISH
          GUIDES


      2   Gateway Resort Outfitters
          (218) 993-2415
          7614 Gold Coast RD
          Crane Lake, MN 55725-8010
          Complete Canoe Outfitting & Resort, BWCA, Quetico Park, Canoe Shuttle To & From Entry Points On, Lac Lac
                                                ‎
          Bedroom Cabins On Beautiful Crane Lake‎
      Description




TALS · GROCERIES · FISHING




Entry Points On, Lac Lacroix, 2
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 Item #     Name                      Address                                   Description



      1   Crane Lake Tourism Bureau
          7238 Handberg Raod · Crane Lake, MN 56725
          1-800-362-7405
          http://www.visitcranelake.com/area_services.html
Description
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 Item #     Name                          Address                                                                   Description



      1   Scott's Resort & Seaplane Base                                                         Open Year Round
          www.scottsoncranelake.com
          7546 Gold Coast Road, Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
          800-993-8576 · 218-993-2341
          Explore ...this is the place for it. Chains of lakes, rivers, islands, bays, cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, white granite
          everywhere. Home of Voyageurs National Park, Canadian Queensland, and Quetico Provincial Park & Minnes
          Waters Canoe Area.
                  Description



 en Year Round




hes, waterfalls, white granite and fresh water
 ico Provincial Park & Minnesota Boundary
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Airports                        60            5.00               51                5.10
Art Galleries                   168          14.00              135               13.50
Bars/Pubs                       222          18.50              189               18.90
B&B                             51            4.25               38                3.80
Biking                          100           8.33               42                4.20
Boat Docks                      106           8.83               92                9.20
Watercraft Rental               198          16.50              155               15.50
Meeting Facilities              105           8.75               77                7.70
Cabin/Vacation Rentals          188          15.67               88                8.80
Campgrounds/RV Parks            194          16.17              172               17.20
Casinos                         41            3.42               32                3.20
Swimming Areas                  80            6.67               54                5.40 Wineries
                                                                             Visitor Services
Dog Park                        14            1.17                                 0.80
                                                                  8Tour Guides/Tour …
Equestrian Trails               36            3.00               29                2.90
                                                           State Parks & Forest …
Family Activities               216          18.00              149               14.90
Fishing                         124          10.33               88 Spas           8.80
Fitness Clubs                   65            5.42               50                5.00
Gifts & Souvenirs               194          16.17      Shopping Areas
                                                                128               12.80
Golf Courses                    76            6.33               61                6.10
Hiking/Running Trails           64            5.33        Nightclubs
                                                                 45                4.50
Historic Sites & Musuems        112           9.33               84                8.40
Hotels/Motels/Resorts           504          42.00          Marinas
                                                                294               29.40
Hunting                         52            4.33               50                5.00
Live Music Venues               146          12.17 Live Music Venues
                                                                106               10.60
Marinas                         115           9.58               96                9.60
Nightclubs                      181          15.08             Hunting
                                                                164               16.40
Shopping Areas                  269          22.42              254               25.40
                                                    Hotels/Motels/Resorts
Spas                            173          14.42              136               13.60
State Parks & Forest Areas      98            8.17               81
                                                                Historic Sites &… 8.10
Tour Guides/Tour Boats          84            7.00               41                4.10
                                                               Hiking/Running Trails
Visitor Services                128          10.67               77                7.70
                                                                                Golf Courses
Wineries                        134          11.17              128               Gifts & Souvenirs
                                                                                  12.80
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                     Airports                 5                      1              1 Score
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                                     Bars/Pubs
                         5                 B&B1                      1        Crane 0
                                                                                    Lake, MN  2
                25.00
                         3                    4                      3              3        18
                                                 Biking
                20.00 33                      34                    42              0        23
                         4                    32       Boat Docks   18              4         3
                15.00 6                       9                      0              1        23
                        30                    36          Watercraft Rental
                                                                    20              6        20
                10.00
                         9                    6                      8              4         6
                                                            Meeting Facilities
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                        11                    17                    34             17         1
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                                                                    55              8        102
                         1                    1                     18              2         0
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                                                                    40              0        53
                         9                    10                    17              5        13
                        11                    6           Casinos 40                7        108
                         7                    8                     39             11        98
                                                       Swimming Areas
                        16                    21                     3             27        49
                         6                    11 Dog Park            2              5        20
                         8                    35
                                           Equestrian Trails        20              0         8
                         4                    47
                                     Family Activities               8              9        12
Gifts & Souvenirs        3    Fishing         3                      2              1        30
               Fitness Clubs
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         1                 0          2   Dog Sledding
         0                 3          3   Equipment Rental
         0                15          4   Ice Skating
         5                 3          5   Rafting
         3                17          6   Ski Resorts
        16                 4          7   Skiing & Snow Boarding
         1                 4          8   Sledding & Tubing
         2                 0          9   Sleigh Rides
         0                 0         10   Snowmobiling
         0                 1         11   Snowshoeing
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