Ready to take a drive?

Take the scenic route.

Explore 68-miles of natural beauty on the Mille Lacs Scenic Byway. You’ll experience our rich Ojibwe history and Native American culture, endless recreational opportunities, family-friendly events, charming towns and cities, abundant wildlife, and plenty of Northern hospitality.

Location: Approximately 90 miles north of Mpls/St. Paul

Setting: Lake views and local communities

Surface: Paved

Suitable Vehicle: Any vehicle

Length: 68 miles

Time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Main Roads: Highways 169, 27, 18 and 47 and Shakopee Lake Road

Season: Drivable year round

Crunched for time?

Make a day trip.

There’s a lot that can be experienced around Lake Mille Lacs in one day. Make sure you stop in and enjoy our rich history, culture, and hospitality at our cities around the lake.