Minnesota Map

Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway

Basics
Length:
245 miles (394 km)
Time:
Depends on the routes taken.

Description

The Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway travels through lovely, rural countryside and meanders along scenic lakes that were created by giant glaciers from the Ice Age.

Visitors will want to stay at lakeside resorts, beautiful campgrounds, or motels in one of the charming small towns along the byway. Staying in the resorts or camping facilities located in Sibley, Monson Lake, and Glacial Lakes state parks provide a number of outdoor adventures for the family. Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking trails, birding sites, and fishing. The many towns along the byway are charming places to spend a night and relax.

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

Environmental Learning Center (MN)

The Environmental Learning Center is an outdoor school designed to provide environmental education and outdoor experiences to people of all ages.

Directions

Near Lake Florida on Route 5.

Morning Glory Gardens (MN)

Located on the shore of Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood, Morning Glory Garden features a small white chapel surrounded by beautiful flowers.

Directions

Near Glenwood on Lake Minnewaska

Ordway Prairie (MN)

The Ordway Prairie is a landscape of patchwork grasslands and woods across millions of acres.

Directions

On County Road 8 about 5 miles north of Sunberg.

The Guri Endreson Log House (MN)

The Guri Endreson Log House, built in 1858, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the Dakota Conflict, Endreson saved three men despite the fact that her husband and son had been killed and her daughters kidnapped.

Directions

on country road 5 just off of highway 12 near Willmar, MN.

Details

Length:
245 miles (394 km)
Time:
Depends on the routes taken.

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