Scenic Driving Minnesota  by Phil Davies

Scenic Driving Minnesota Guide Book

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Minnesota  by Phil Davies
This is Minnesota - birthplace of the Mississippi River, where lush farmland, boreal forests, and over ten thousand glacier-carved lakes vie for your attention. In one state you find both the sophistication of the Twin Cities and the largest population of wolves in the continental US. Scenic Driving Minnesota guides you to the most spectacular scenery in the North Star State on drives through such beautiful natural areas as Voyageurs National Park, the Mesabi Iron Range, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This book provides comprehensive descriptions of 22 drives, along with detailed maps, evocative photos, and information about natural history, camping, services, and special attractions.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Minnesota" Guide Book
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A 77-mile ramble through the wooded hills and intimate hollows of southeast Minnesota’s “bluff country.” Crossing the great rift valley of the Root River at Lanesboro, the drive passes through Amish f ...
Spring Grove, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 77
A 72-mile ramble through lush, rolling farmland, the historic towns of Northfield and Faribault, and remnants of the Big Woods, the dense hardwood forest that once covered large areas of southern Minn ...
Faribault, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 72
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A 70- to 85-mile loop through the dramatically glaciated terrain of the Chippewa National Forest between Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Scaling richly wooded moraine hills and skirting numerous lakes, mars ...
Marcell, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 85
Squeezed between the Mississippi River and towering, forested bluffs, the Great River Road passes through handsome nineteenth century river towns, sleepy villages, and natural areas rich in wildlife. ...
Wabasha, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 107
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A 130-mile circuit between Park Rapids and Walker, traversing quintessential Paul Bunyan country—rolling expanses of aspen, birch, spruce, and pine dotted with myriad lakes, including gigantic Cass an ...
Bemidji, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 130
Lake Minnetonka, the largest lake in the Twin Cities, is beloved of wealthy residents, boaters, and nature lovers alike. A 40-mile circle tour of Minnetonka’s beauty spots and historic towns, with sid ...
Wayzata, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
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A 115-mile circuit over the high, gently rolling farm country of southwest Minnesota. Two highways and county roads almost devoid of traffic cross windswept ridges and fertile valleys thick with corn, ...
Pipestone, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 115
Bisecting the rugged, heavily forested Arrowhead region, Minnesota Highway 1 runs for 68 miles between the North Woods outpost of Ely and Crystal Bay on Lake Superior. Trails and public lake accesses ...
Isabella, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 68
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A 70-mile roller coaster ride shadowing the Minnesota River from Chaska to Mankato. Lightly traveled county roads repeatedly scale and descend the river’s heavily wooded bluffs, passing through fertil ...
Le Sueur, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
Hugging the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior for 150 miles, U.S. Highway 61 serves up some of the most spectacular scenery in the country—richly wooded hills, rock-bound bays and inlets, and the limi ...
Two Harbors, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 150
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A 150-mile, zig-zagging tour of lake-studded farmland, woods, and prairie between Alexandria and Fergus Falls. The route, part of which follows a state scenic byway, scales the modest heights of the L ...
Battle Lake, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 150
This 70-mile excursion down a river gorge in the bluff country of southeast Minnesota winds past cornfields and dairy pastures and through picturesque, historic towns hewn from native limestone. Few d ...
Rushford, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
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An 80-mile drive along the Mississippi River from St. Cloud to Little Falls, the boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh. The trip continues southwest through undulating, wooded farmland to Sauk Cen ...
Little Falls, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 80
A National Scenic Riverway, the lower St. Croix River winds along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, hemmed in by wooded bluffs and rocky escarpments. This drive rambles along the alternately wild and pa ...
Stillwater, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
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A 72-mile roller coaster ride on asphalt and gravel through the untrammeled wilderness of the Superior National Forest and Kabetogama State Forest. Numerous trailheads and canoe portages along the Ech ...
Crane Lake, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 72
A 20-mile promenade of parklands and historic neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The route traces the shores of four lakes and the wooded banks of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River bef ...
Minneapolis, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
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Manmade lakes and hills that are slowly being reclaimed by nature give way to ancient, forested highlands on this 110-mile route through the Mesabi and Vermilion Iron Ranges. A detour off the Iron Tra ...
Virginia, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 110
General description: Rising rapidly from the Lake Superior shore into the Laurentian Highlands, this 56-mile circuit arcs through a rugged landscape of forests, lakes, wetlands, and streams, passing t ...
Tofte, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 56
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A 120-mile trek along the broad, lush valley of the Minnesota from New Ulm to Laq Qui Parle, a rest stop for hundreds of thousands of geese, mallard ducks, and other waterfowl in the spring and fall. ...
Granite Falls, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 120
An 85-mile circle route from Brainerd into the popular, rolling lake country of central Minnesota. The drive, mostly on quiet county roads, includes a loop around prestigious Gull Lake, stops in resor ...
Crosby, MN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 85
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