Otter Trail Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationMN
  • Length150 miles
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Otter Trail Scenic Byway


Discover land steeped in history and picturesque scenery as you travel near 1,000 glittering lakes and wildlife-filled wetlands. See tribal hunting grounds and battle sites of great Native American nations. Follow routes of fur traders and explorers. Learn about Mormon colonization, the role of railroad, and European immigrants as the land developed into one of Minnesota’s most productive agricultural regions. See 19th century flour mills, historic sites, informational markers, and incredible roadside sculptures. This is also one of the best all-season recreational areas with opportunities to fish, golf, hunt, snowmobile, and cross-country ski. Your family will enjoy this year-round vacation spot.

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