‘Minnesota Byways by Kelly & Dusty Ratcliff’ By Kelly & Dusty Ratcliff

We’ll explore 4 scenic drives through the state of Minnesota touching on just a small sampling of the beauty and adventures Minnesota has to offer.

The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway takes us on a 300 mile drive along the Minnesota River. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast who likes hiking and biking trails or a history buff that enjoys learning about the early years that shaped the heritage of the 32nd State in the Union, this drive will have something for the whole family. You’ll be treated to waterfalls, State Parks & trails, bison, extensive landmarks and education about the U.S. Dakota war.

The Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway takes you back in time. Stretching from La Crescent, MN to Hwy 90, take in the wooded bluffs, rolling pastures and quaint villages that make-up this national scenic treasure. Depending on the time of year, you may even see an Amish buggy along the way. Bluff Country has trout streams, bluff overlooks and underground caves to explore! A true geographical and topographical look into the many features that make up the southern Minnesota landscape.

Highway 75 King of Trails Scenic Byway is a route that takes us on a journey along the western edge of Minnesota. This byway is over 400 miles just in Minnesota, yet in actuality spans from Canada to Texas! We will cover the sites, adventures and towns that make up this western Minnesota traveling treasure.

North Shore All-American Scenic Drive. This byway is a breathtaking route along the North Shore of the greatest of Great Lakes, Lake Superior. This byway will have you stopping at so many sites and overlooks that you’ll want to reserve a whole day just to span the 88 miles of Northern Minnesota’s treasured outdoors. Whether it is the mining history of Duluth, MN to the fur trading history of Grand Portage, this drive

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