those who enjoy recreation such as a Sunday afternoon
drive or viewing art in the park, we can help satisfy your cravings with scenic
drives and cultural and historical sites
throughout the County. Take some time in the present to explore the past.
.:: Interactive Recreation Map ::.
Explore and locate Scenic Byways in our County using
our interactive recreation map.
|Lake Country Scenic Byway
|The Lake Country Scenic Byway is a
nature-lover's dream! The byway, which is near more than 1,000
lakes and runs near or through a national forest, a state park,
a national wildlife refuge, and six state forests, provides
every type of outdoor recreation possible. Running through
forest and prairie, the byway offers amazing opportunities to
view wildlife in their natural habitat and is famous to birding
enthusiasts, who enjoy over 250 species of birds.
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|Old Government Road
||The Old Government Road was part of the
original trail which was cut out of the forest by the U.S. Army
in 1868 to facilitate travel from Leech Lake to White Earth.
||The Woods Trail was a trail used by early
traders and trappers to transport their goods from Pembina to
|Round Lake – Indian Lore
||The last armed Indian uprising in the state
of Minnesota occurred near this marker over timber stolen from
their lands. A nearby Indian campsite was an excellent ricing,
fishing, hunting, and trapping area for the local Indians. An
Indian school was operated until the early 1900s. One of the
few records of Indian cannibalism occurred in the vicinity
||In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the
executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps
(CCC) offering young men valuable work experience on public
projects and a chance to earn $30 per month. Over 100 miles of
forest roads were constructed, three forestry headquarters were
built and many other forestry projects were completed in the
eight years the camp was in operation.
||Bad Medicine Lake, formerly known as Lake
of the Valley, is one of Minnesota’s clearest lakes. The
continental divide lies just west of this marker, separating the
waters that flow south to the Gulf of Mexico and those flowing
north into Canada.
|Flat Lake –
||This was a common area for area Chippewa
Indians to gather for gathering wild rice, fishing, hunting, and
trapping. The last battle between Chippewa and Sioux Indians
occurred in this vicinity.
||This trail was used by early settlers and
Indians to reach maple sapping and ricing campsites at the north
end of Tamarac Lake.
||In 1872, John Cook, an early Becker County
settler, and his family were massacred by Indians.