Otter Trail Scenic Byway: 150 mile loop through 1,000 lakes and wildlife-filled wetlands. Stop to see the rich tradition and beautiful country in one of the 23 sites that include: trails, picnic shelters, interpretive signs, and opportunities to view wildlife.
Avenue of Pines: 46 miles of road running through the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. The route shows many of the forest's red pines, marshes, and sparkling blue lakes. The bald eagle is a frequent sight for this byway's visitors.
Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway: 245 mile route through Minnesota's woods, lakes, and farmlands. Stop at one of the three state parks for more ecotourism opportunities: hike, bird watch, and/or fish.
Lady Slipper Scenic Byway: 28 mile ride that takes you to beaches, trails, and lakes. Be sure to watch for the state flower, the Lady Slipper, which is grown in abudance along byway's roadside in late June.
Lake Country Scenic Byway: 88 miles of road through the "Playground of the North." The scenic byway will take you through prairie grasslands, deciduous forests, and coniferous forests. Fun fact: the 2014 Christmas tree placed in Washington D.C. was picked from the Chippewa National Forest along this byway!
“Minnesota Scenic Byways pass through 21 transportation corridors featuring many of Minnesota’s finest cultural, historic, natural, recreational and archaeological locations and landscapes.” -Minnesota Department of Transportation
Start here by finding all the different scenic byways that traverse our region!