August 26 - August 27
Discover the rich history of the Voyageurs during the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era at the Annual Voyageur Encampment. The lifestyles and skills of the Voyageurs, Coureurs de Bois, American Indians, military and settlers of the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era will be recreated as re-enactors in period clothing set up camp for the weekend surrounded by traditional canoes and a trading post. Art, culture and lifestyle demonstrations such as blacksmithing, rope making, finger weaving, silversmithing, paddle carving and campfire cooking will be ongoing throughout the event. Colonial games, art and craft projects, storytelling, music, song and dance, first-person history presentations, history talks, muzzle loading and cannons demonstrations and period fashion shows for kids and adults will enhance the weekend.
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.