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Canoe trip, dedication will be Aug. 14 in Huntersville

A canoe trip, dedication to a conservationist, and a day full of nature await in the Huntersville Outpost area on Friday, Aug. 14.

Friends and family will honor the legacy of John Rife, a well-known conservationist, with a trip down the Crow Wing River in canoes and a meal. The schedule for the day is as follows:

- 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Registration at Huntersville Outpost with coffee and rolls.

- 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Arrangement of rides to the dedication.

- 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Travel to Tree Farm Landing on the Crow Wing River.

- 10-10:30 a.m.: John Rife Memorial Plaque Dedication.

- 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Launch canoes for trip to Huntersville Bridge. Spend time at Tree Farm Landing or return to Huntersville Outpost.

Noon: Reassemble at Huntersville Outpost.

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch served, followed by closing remarks.

Huntersville Outpost is 12 miles east of Menahga on Pelham Avenue (County Road 17), then turn north on County Road 23 (Hubbard Road) and go one mile, head east at the Huntersville sign on County Road 18 (380th Street) and go 6.3 miles, turn right on Old Bridge Road.

Tree Farm Landing is one mile east and one mile north of the Huntersville Outpost.

Canoe registration and a head count for lunch are requested. Call (218) 564-9585 for more information, or visit