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August 2019

Voyageur Encampment

August 24
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 12:00am

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Learn about and experience the rich history connected with the voyageurs, coureur de bois, early settlers, Indians & military of the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era. This reenactment of the life-styles and skills of this era will include demonstrations and displays of canoe building, traditional crafts and skills, trade goods and artifacts, blacksmithing, campfire cooking, military life, cannons and weaponry, and much more! Come and enjoy music and dance, stories and lectures, and the sharing of our unique culture and history. The encampment is set up along the West Beach, with access from the Day Sail parking lot and beach.

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Voyageur Encampment

August 25
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 12:00am

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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Learn about and experience the rich history connected with the voyageurs, coureur de bois, early settlers, Indians & military of the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era. This reenactment of the life-styles and skills of this era will include demonstrations and displays of canoe building, traditional crafts and skills, trade goods and artifacts, blacksmithing, campfire cooking, military life, cannons and weaponry, and much more! Come and enjoy music and dance, stories and lectures, and the sharing of our unique culture and history. The encampment is set up along the West Beach, with access from the Day Sail parking lot and beach.

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Canoe Tours

August 31
Oakwoods Metropark, 32911 Willow Rd
New Boston, MI 48164 United States
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Join us for a canoe tour!  Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River.  As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals the live along the river! Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Time: 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.

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September 2019

Friday Night Voyageur Canoe

September 6 @ 8:00 pm
Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
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Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. We will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore.  Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program.  Program is weather dependent.  Space is limited.  Ages 7 and up.  Please preregister, 586-781-9113.

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