Motorcycling through the scenic parts of Minnesota

Abdi Isaaq
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - There are some of the most scenic and interesting bike routes in Minnesota. If you love to ride, there are more than 20 scenic byways and various scenic loops that will keep you entertained and satisfied.

Enjoying the beautiful scene of Minnesota on your motorcycle should be on your bucket list.

To get you started, Duluth and northeast Minnesota offer art galleries, museums, and heritage sites. Moreover, the North Shore of Superior has earned the National All-American Road designation. Take in the spectacular view of the Superior coastline and seven state parks.

Then, there is the Gunflint Trail. It is a 57-mile paved wilderness trail that connects the Grand Marais Wilderness to the beautiful Seagull Lake. Not to forget, there is also Biwabik, which is located in the Superior National Forest, and it is the gateway to the Byway.

Lastly, from Duluth, the Edge of the Wilderness Byway connects Grand Rapids to Effie with a scenic drive that features beautiful landscapes and historic sites.

In the northwest of the state, The Waters of the Dancing Sky scenic drive takes in the Canadian border. It features scenic lakes, streams, and meadows along the way.

The Lake Country Scenic Byway connects Minnesota's Pine to the Prairie Birding Trail, and it features three towns: Walker, Park Rapids, and Detroit Lakes.

Then, in central Minnesota, Lanesboro is located about 25 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is the entry point to the beautiful Otter Tail County. Lanesboro is a beautiful place to visit. It's on the Great River Road scenic byway, which follows the winding and beautiful Root River through limestone bluffs.

The various byways in the southern region offer numerous scenic views. Some of these include the Mississippi River's stunning vistas from a bluff top. Others take in the rolling farmlands and small towns.

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