5 Magical Scenic Drives In Minnesota 

Driving is one of the best ways to appreciate the landscape of forests, lakes, and rivers. The best scenic drives in Minnesota give you a chance to experience the best of the state.

Gooseberry Falls State Park is an excellent place to stop for a picnic lunch or a longer day of hiking.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: North Shore Scenic Byway

It only takes 15-30 minutes to walk the paved path leading to the main falls area, or there are plenty of other hiking trails for an entire day of exploration.

It’s a great town to stop for lunch and check out one of the numerous local craft stores selling an array of trinkets and fine art.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: Gunflint Trail

The state park has a lot to offer, such as cruises across Lake Itasca and excellent hiking trails.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: Great River Road

You can stop for a hiking excursion in the Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, where you can get a truly stunning view from the 100-foot fire tower.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byway

In one of the local towns, stop at a small eatery for a slice of homemade pie or purchase a souvenir at one of the craft stores.

Minnesota Scenic Drives: Historic Bluff County National Scenic Byway

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