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Where Beauty & Nature Intersect

Spend the Day Exploring the Lake Country Scenic Byway

A Shrpa Collaboration


What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Road Trip Music
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Lake Country Scenic Byway Map


What to Expect

This adventure will take you from the sweeping views of Big Detroit Lake to downtown Park Rapids along the beautiful Lake Country Scenic Byway. After a quick stop in Detroit Lakes, you will head to the gorgeous Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. You can take in the beauty of the fall season as you wind through the trees watching the trumpeter swans and bald eagles. From there, you will hop back on to the scenic byway and head to Park Rapids for lunch at The Good Life Cafe and shopping in downtown Park Rapids. End this adventure with a visit to Red Bridge Park, where you can wind down and take in the art along the Sculpture Trail before either heading home or continuing on the scenic byway!

Adventure Photos

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Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau