Locals, Tourists Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Outdoors

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“Its super clear, the water it’s really cool, the cabins,” said Kelsey Ford from River Falls.

Memorial Day celebrations will officially kick off on Monday but for some the adventures have already started this weekend on the Brule River.

“This is our first time down the Brule and it’s absolutely beautiful and we cannot complain,” said Vincent Mahoney from River Falls.

Ford and Mohoney came with a group of friends came to the Brule from west central Wisconsin for the commercial free habitat and smooth rapids.

“We live in River Falls and we can kayak on the Kinni anytime we want,” said Ford. “This is just a new challenge I guess.”

Some of them checked out their kayaks from the Brule River Canoe Rental.

“Great Memorial Day one of the better Memorial Days in a number of years,” Brule River Canoe Rental owner Aaron Carlson said. “Very excited about the start of the year.”

A busy weekend for the shop located on Hwy 2.

The transported more than 100 vacationers and locals to the spring fed river that flows into Lake Superior.

“Anybody can go in,” said Carlson. “We do white water kayaking on the lower river which we have up to class three rapids and that’s very popular too.”

Not too far from the water is the Bois Brule Campground which is another hot spot for folks who are looking to have some fun this weekend.

“On Memorial Day weekend this is a tradition for me and some of my high school buddies to get together and enjoy the wonderful outdoors,” said Pete Ludowise.

Campers and tents were set up to enjoy fishing, hiking good old bonding and remembering those who died while serving our country.

“This weekend being Memorial Day makes me think about my grandfather who served in WWII,” said Ludowise. “So Memorial Day I always think of him.”

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