This updated 2nd edition of the popular Backroads of Minnesota (2002) comes in a new portable size, making it easy to tote in your car and head out to a new destination in beautiful Minnesota. Have you driven on the Gunflint and Arrowhead trails? Have you circled the whole of Mille Lacs? Have you gone birding on the western prairies, or wound around the bluffs of the Mississippi River from Red Wing to the Iowa border? Have you experienced the forgotten corners of the Twin Cities metro area? Backroads of Minnesota takes you on 31 routes covering all corners of the Land of 10,000 Lakes: routes that lead you to the state’s most scenic natural areas and sites that capture the state’s colorful history. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, Backroads of Minnesota will lead you deep into the soul of the state, beyond the common tourist attractions.
Shawn Perich is the author of Voyageur Press's Backroads of Minnesota, as well as The Shore, Fishing Lake Superior, and Fly-Fishing the North Country. He is a field editor and columnist for Minnesota Outdoor News. Gary Alan Nelson is the photographer of Voyageur Press's Backroads of Minnesota. His images have been used by the Audubon Society, Backpacker, Country, National Geographic books, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Reader's Digest, and Sierra Club.