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Meet Your Guides

Emily Schwanke

From the time I was three weeks old, I have been playing in the Northwoods. Through years of exploring Voyageurs National Park and the surrounding lakes, I have grown to love and appreciate the area. Join me on a paddling trip, a boating adventure, or a walk through the woods to find out for yourself the rich history and magical experiences that Northern Minnesota has to offer.

Michael Schwanke

I've been lucky enough to call Crane Lake & Voyageur's National Park my stomping grounds since I was a very young boy. Throughout my lifetime of working, fishing and exploring I've become deeply in touch with the lakes, surroundings, and all they have to offer. What I enjoy most is sharing these experiences and interactions with nature with others. Come join me on the water or in the woods for an unforgettable time!  


Serena Swenson
Fishing & Adventure Guide
Isa Thimesch
Adventure Guide

Ever since I was a little kid, I haven’t been able to stay out of the woods and the water. When I moved to the area from California four years ago, I thought it was just for the summer. Little did I know I would fall in love with the serene, remote beauty of the area. I’m thrilled to be able to share that enthusiasm with you and show you all that this wonderful slice of our earth has to offer! 


I have always had a love for the outdoors. Many of my happiest memories are in the woods and on the water. I grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin, spent a few years in Grand Teton National Park and now have the privilege to call Voyageurs National Park my home. I am grateful for the opportunity to get you out on the water to adventure, fish, and explore. 

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