The Sioux Trail The Minnesota River from New Ulm to Lac Qui Parle

Granite Falls, Minnesota

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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. A federal scenic byway, the route passes through rich farmland and small river towns, digressing briefly to visit historic sites that were flash points in an Indian war 130 years ago. Special attractions: Authentic German crafts, music, and food in New Ulm; historic sites such as Fort Ridgely, a frontier outpost that withstood two Indian attacks in the Dakota Conflict of 1862, and the restored Harkin general store; Chippewa Pioneer Village in Montevideo; Canada geese, white pelicans, herons, and other birdlife along the Minnesota River; superb fishing and birdwatching on Laq Qui Parle; Arv Hus Museum in Milan. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Minnesota

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Scenic Driving Minnesota

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)

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. A federal scenic byway, the route passes through rich farmland and small river towns, digressing briefly to visit historic sites that were flash points in an Indian war 130 years ago.

Special attractions: Authentic German crafts, music, and food in New Ulm; historic sites such as Fort Ridgely, a frontier outpost that withstood two Indian attacks in the Dakota Conflict of 1862, and the restored Harkin general store; Chippewa Pioneer Village in Montevideo; Canada geese, white pelicans, herons, and other birdlife along the Minnesota River; superb fishing and birdwatching on Laq Qui Parle; Arv Hus Museum in Milan. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Phil Davies/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 120
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Fort Ridgely State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to The Sioux Trail: The Minnesota River from New Ulm to Lac Qui Parle

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