Byway News

Paul and his sawyers, all burly and plaid, Had just sipped the last of the coffee they had   When back of the cook shack a noise to beat all,
Scenic Byway Chair, Cindy Nelson awarded Member/volunteer Mary Plein with a special "No Tall Tale" Award for her Bunyan-sized efforts supporting the Byway.
Volunteerism is a long-standing and critical part of the fabric of living in communities all across the U.S.
Ruth Schwieters received a handy pocket-sized vacation diary. Perfect timing for your next winter getaway. Love your plaid cap and vest, Ruth!
The evening ended with a few small Thank You gifts and a humorous Paul Bunyan Tall Tale story time narrated by board members, Rod Nelson and Carol Ottoson. 
Keynote Speaker and Minnesota Master Naturalist, Peggy Fowler, introduced guests to the mysterious and strangely beautiful world of fungi, lichen and mushrooms.
At the 19th Annual Meeting on Nov. 15th guest speakers, Scenic Byway Partners and Member/Volunteers presented fun, amazing and inspirational facts, reports and stories.
this year's Traveling Trophy Winner, Mary Badger, admiring the coveted "Billy Bass Award".
On Nov. 15th a cheery gathering of plaid-clad members of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway met for its 19th Annual Meeting.
"...Bumble bees, because of their size and strength, perform what's
Public input given for Loon Center Web posted September 12, 2017
Read "Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Offers 54 Miles Of Adventure For Outdoor Enthusiasts" in digital format (click link
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Thurs. Sept. 7, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Pequot Lakes fire tower. Photo: Travis Grimler-EchoJournal
"...In the early spring of 2017, the DNR indicated possible interest in selling the fire tower due to increasing cost of maintenance and vandalism.
The cab of the Pequot Lakes fire tower was once used by the Department of Natural Resources forestry to watch for wildfire. Today, the tower sits empty due to budgetary issues and constant vandalism. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
"...The tower has faced difficulties because of vandals.
Oh yum! I LOVE breakfast! Come for the Community Breakfast to Honor Veterans. Saturday Aug 26, 2017.  Breakfast served 8-11AM at the picnic shelter near the Dam at Crosslake Campground & Park.
Morena Hammer receives 2017 Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship, May 2017
Pequot Lakes High School senior, Morena Hammer, is the 2017 recipient of the Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship of $1000.00.
It might have more to do with the air than the water. Click link to listen to this podcast:
Ted Sullivan of Northern Tree Services in Pillager removed a huge white pine tree that had fallen months ago near the highway south of the Pine River Dam in Crosslake on Friday, July 28.
There's so much more than flowers to discover at the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens. Come and see for yourself!
Feast your eyes on these lovely flowers.