Otter Tail Loop Alexandria - Pelican Rapids - Fergus Falls

Battle Lake, Minnesota

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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 Leaf Hills and hugs the shore of innumerable lakes dotted with fishing resorts and cabins. The towns of Battle Lake and Pelican Rapids provide an opportunity to stock up on refreshments and nightcrawlers, while two state parks and Inspiration Peak offer wilderness solitude. Special attractions: Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria; panoramic views of Leaf Hills and surrounding countryside from Inspiration Peak; 1880s-vintage grist mill and riverside park in Phelps; Otter Tail County Historical Museum in Fergus Falls; hiking, cross-country skiing, and bird watching in Lake Carlos, Glendalough, and Maplewood State Parks; fishing, boating, and swimming in Otter Tail, Lida, and dozens of other lakes in the region. 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 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 Leaf Hills and hugs the shore of innumerable lakes dotted with fishing resorts and cabins. The towns of Battle Lake and Pelican Rapids provide an opportunity to stock up on refreshments and nightcrawlers, while two state parks and Inspiration Peak offer wilderness solitude.

Special attractions: Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria; panoramic views of Leaf Hills and surrounding countryside from Inspiration Peak; 1880s-vintage grist mill and riverside park in Phelps; Otter Tail County Historical Museum in Fergus Falls; hiking, cross-country skiing, and bird watching in Lake Carlos, Glendalough, and Maplewood State Parks; fishing, boating, and swimming in Otter Tail, Lida, and dozens of other lakes in the region. 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: Battle Lake
Distance: 150
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Maplewood State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Otter Tail Loop: Alexandria - Pelican Rapids - Fergus Falls

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