Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayMinnesota

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  • Driving the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    A driver admires fall color on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

  • The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway runs through lush, green forest on a cloudy day.

  • Fall Color Reflected in the Lake

    The bright oranges and yellows of fall foliage are reflected on the surface of a lake.

  • A Cabin on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    A charming cabin sits shaded by trees near the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

  • A Silhouette of a Young Boy at Sunset

    A boy's outline is captured as he fishes from the bank underneath a vivid orange sunset.

  • Gateway Gazebo Byway Welcome Sign

    The Gateway Gazebo welcomes visitors to the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway with informative panels, local restaurants, and Paul memorabilia in close proximity.

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  • Paul Bunyan Highway Sign

    These colorful roadsigns mark the route of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

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  • Family Bicycling Along Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    A family cycles past one of many lake views along Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

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  • Cross Lake Dam

    The white arches of the Cross Lake Dam stretch across the horizon. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains this area, popular for both recreation and camping.

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  • Golfing the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    Two golfers set up a shot on one of the many courses along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

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  • Historic Fire Tower

    Listed on the National Historic Lookout Register, the Historic Fire Tower provides an excellent view of the surrounding forests when it is accessible to the public.

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  • Crosslake Historic Log Village

    This winter snapshot of the Crosslake Historic Log Village shows two of the many log buildings brought in from the surrounding area.

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  • Tubing on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway

    The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway surrounds the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, providing innumerable opportunities for water recreation, as demonstrated by these two kids and their innertube.

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  • Pequot Lakes Information Center

    Paul Bunyan's Bobber rests at the top of Pequot Lakes' water tower, rising above the official Information Center.

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  • Pine River Dam

    The calm docks at the Pine River Dam reflect a deeper version of the treeline and sky.

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  • Children At A Resort Beach

    These children enjoy themselves on the beach at one of many lakeside resorts along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

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  • Bicycle Built For Two

    These Byway visitors share a ride on a bicycle built for two. The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway has wide shoulders to accommodate cyclists.

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  • Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area

    Visitors pay close attention to their guide as they tour the Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area.

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  • Veterans Hiking Trail Trailhead

    At the base of the Veterans Hiking Trail, this informative kiosk relates the story of the forest fire of 1958 and subsequent restoration efforts.

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  • Fishing Rush Lake

    Two fishermen disturb the waters of Rush Lake on this cool autumn day.

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  • Pine River Pumpkin Patch

    These two young visitors carefully select a pumpkin from the large number available in Pine River.

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  • Pine River In Autumn

    Reflecting in one of the region's many lakes, the gold of fall highlights the green of pine in this scene near Pine River, Minnesota.

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  • Big Duck

    In the spirit of Pine River's Duck Races, this large yellow Duck stands in the summer sun.

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  • Duck Race Crowds

    Visitors line the banks near the Pine River Dam, awaiting the beginning of the Duck Race.

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  • Duck Race Registry

    Several enterprising young people bring brightly colored decoy ducks to the registration desk, entering them in the Duck Race.

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  • Icefishing Sunset

    Icefishing and Darkhouse fishing are two popular winter sports along the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. This picture shows a fishing shanty in early evening.

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  • Bike Tour Pavilion

    This colorful group of cyclists pauses to enjoy the shade at the junction of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Trail and Pine River Minnesota.

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  • Pine River Parade

    The Pine River Royalty and parade officials form a bright line against the wooded backdrop.

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  • Standing in Paul Bunyan's Shoes

    A young girl demonstrates that she can be as strong as Big Paul himself, while standing in his wooden baby boots in the Pine River Information Center.

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  • Pine River Float

    This royal blue float makes a fitting carriage for the Pine River Royalty in the Pine River Parade.

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  • Duck Winners

    The proud winners of the duck races show off their brightly colored decoy.

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  • Log Rolling at Scheer's Lumberjack Show

    Two flannel-clad lumberjacks demonstrate their skills at balancing on a floating log in the Pine River.

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  • Crowds At Scheer's Lumberjack Show

    Crowds line the green hill in Pine River, looking forward to the spectacle of Scheer's Lumberjack Show.

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