Nature & Outdoors
Cruise Lake Mille Lacs’ Scenic Byway
– 68 miles of beauty –
The Lake Mille Lacs 68-mile Scenic Byway is the state’s 22nd byway.
The state’s byways comprise 2,948 miles of regionally outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, cultural, historic, or archaeological significant corridors.
68-miles of Lake Mille Lacs beauty, history, culture and recreational opportunities
The scenic route includes many opportunities to learn about Minnesota’s natural beauty, rich history, culture, and recreational opportunities. A partial list of the route’s attractions include: birding and wildlife viewing, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Vineland, several historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) campsites from the 1930s and 1940s, the nation's smallest national wildlife refuge and two State Parks.
Keep an eye on the Scenic Byway Committee, they are just getting started! They are looking forward to forming many new relationships and partnerships with the area and have many projects and enhancements in store.
All roadways, except one, on the scenic byway are MnDOT-maintained roads. The byway loops around Lake Mille Lacs and includes highways 169, 27, 18, and 47. Shakopee Lake Road, which is a county-owned road, is also part of the loop. (The state’s other byways are listed on MnDOT’s Scenic Byways webpage).
Enjoy your visit, watch for the signs, and…“always take the scenic route.”
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