Note: The NWRDC created the
Land of the Dancing Sky logo to complement this effort.
King of Trails
Stretching from the Gulf of
Mexico and north to Canada, Highway
75 was dubbed the King of Trails 90 years ago. The Minnesota
portion, King of Trails Scenic Byway, stretches 414 miles along the
One of the attractions of this
byway is the lack of tourist spots. The byway travels through small farming
communities, expansive grain fields, wide grasslands, and picturesque state
in partnership with five other states, has developed a corridor of roads
called "Prairie Passage" to protect and restore remnants of prairie, and to
draw today's travelers to explore this natural heritage at prairie sites
along the route.
the 600-mile Prairie Passage route meanders down the western side of the state,
from Hallock to Luverne, and along I-90 in the far south between Luverne and
For centuries Native peoples
and the "Coureur des Bois" paddled the historic boundary waters of this
east-west route joining Lake Superior to the western prairies. Today you
can explore the beauty and wonder of the original route on good roads
linking southeastern Manitoba,
northern Minnesota, and
northwestern Ontario with Lake
Consists of over 400 miles of paved roads
(Highways 11 and 12) in two countries.
Includes the city of Warroad in
Northwest Minnesota as well as Baudette, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Rainy
River, Steinbach, Sprague, Fort Frances and Atikokan.