The Lake Country Scenic Byway is a nature-lover's dream! The byway, which is near more than 1,000 lakes and runs near or through a national forest, a state park, a national wildlife refuge, and six state forests, provides every type of outdoor recreation possible. Running through forest and prairie, the byway offers amazing opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat and is famous to birding enthusiasts, who enjoy over 250 species of birds. There are eleven trails in the area specifically for birding!
There is an activity to suit your every fancy along or near the byway. Try your hand at a new activity like canoeing or scuba diving. Hike or bike some of the scenic and challenging trails. Gallop on horseback through the backwoods. Winter along the byway only offers more recreation! The skiing is great near the byway, and the backcountry trails are perfect for snowshoeing.
88 miles (141 km)
Allow approximately two hours to tour this byway.
Take money along to be admitted to the many attractions along the way.
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