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Backroads & byways of Minnesota : drives, daytrips & weekend excursions
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9781682682975
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2nd ed.
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288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
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Travel from the Twin Cities into the northernmost reaches of the state: the North Shore, Boundary Waters, and Canadian border then explore the scenic byways that follow the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers, wander the southern prairies, and meander through the lake districts. Included are details of lesser- traveled roads and regions, sites to see, tours, parks and trails, and historical information. Each and every drive also comes with a detailed map and itinerary, pricing and contact information for places to eat and sleep, as well as gorgeous color photography.
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Travel from the Twin Cities into the northernmost reaches of the state- the North Shore, Boundary Waters, and Canadian border- then explore the scenic byways that follow the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers, wander the southern prairies, and meander through the lake districts. Included are details of lesser- traveled roads and regions, sites to see, tours, parks and trails, and historical information. Each and every drive also comes with a detailed map and itinerary, pricing and contact information for places to eat and sleep, as well as gorgeous color photography. Drives include: * Minnesota River Valley * River Bluffs and Amish Country * The Canadian Border: West to Roseau * America's Little Sweden


Author Notes

Amy C. Rea was born and raided in Minnesota and has spent (almost) her whole life there. She writes about Minnesota for tire CBS website wcco.com and for her own blog. A Closer Look at Flyover Land. She spends much of her free time exploring her home state, looking for the next hidden gem. Her other books include Explorer's Guide Minnesota Rea lives in Eden Prairie.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
1 The North Shore, Part 1: Hinckley to Lutsenp. 17
2 The North Shore, Pari 2: Grand Marais, Grand Portage, and the Gunflint Trailp. 39
3 Western Boundary Waters: Highway 1 to Elyp. 57
4 International Falls And Voyageurs National Parkp. 71
5 The Canadian Border: West to Roseaup. 85
6 Northern Lakes And Forests, Part 1: South from Bemidjip. 97
7 Northern Lakes And Forests, Part 2: North and East of Bemidjip. 117
8 Brainerd Lakes: Gull Lake and Environsp. 129
9 St. Croix River Valley And America's Little Swedenp. 147
10 Northern Mississippi River Bluff Country: Hastings To Lake Cityp. 169
11 La Crescent To Wabasha: Apple Blossoms and River Townsp. 181
12 Farmland And Historic Townsp. 197
13 Minnesota River Valley, Part 1: Carver to Mankatop. 213
14 Minnesota River Valley, Part 2: Mankato to Fairfaxp. 227
15 River Bluffs And Amish Countryp. 239
16 Pioneer Trails, Different Erasp. 257
17 Prairie Countryp. 269
Indexp. 281