French (Hackensack, Minn.)
Gather among the towering pines by the beach for a lovely view of the sunset, order an Orangina at Café Libellule as you overlook the belle plage (beautiful beach), hear the loons calling as you drop off to sleep, experience the wonderful morning eye-opener of a dip in the lake, and warm up in the lakeside wood-burning sauna. At Lac du Bois in Hackensack, Minn., you'll be right next door to the beautiful Chippewa State Forest. Unique activities include a nature trail, outdoor skills program and canoe and orienteering instruction.
Villagers can take advantage of arts and crafts program offerings both during atelier (directed activities) and during afternoon free time. Directed activities that take place in Beaux Arts include le batik, les bracelets, les dessins (drawings), les masques africaines (African masks), African pottery, basket-making, print-making, kite-making, nature sculpture, making rhythm instruments and more. We also offer la faïence as a Beaux Arts activity. La faïence is a traditional art form from Brittany, France, that involves painting, glazing, and firing pottery. Additionally, activities offered during afternoon free time include painting, nature rubbings, nametags, candles, tie-dye, friendship bracelets, buttons and more!
Borders: Baby Lake
Population: 120 Villagers
Time Zone: CDT (Daylight Savings)
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