The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway area is a great getaway location for cycling and rollerblading enthusiasts. Most of the 54-mile byway route has smooth, wide paved shoulders marked for non-motorized travel. With gentle hills and scenic panoramas, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway meets the Paul Bunyan State Trail, a rails to trails project, at four locations. There are many pleasant spots along the way to stop for a rest, a cool beverage and tasty snack, or a refreshing dip in the lake.
Cycle, Path and Paddle: (off the Byway) 115 3rd Ave SW, Crosby (218) 545-4545
Rents canoes, kayaks and hydroBikes; bicycles (regular, tandem, mountain), child trailer; Cross county skis. Deliveries of equipment are available.
Pine Patch 34283 Cty Rd 3, Crosslake, (218) 692-1180 Bike rentals. Archery equipment.
Trailblazer Bikes (off the Byway) 25336 Smiley Rd, Nisswa (South of Pequot Lakes 7 miles on Paul Bunyan Trail) (218) 963-0699
Bike rental (including tandem and recumbent bikes). Child trailers and tag-alongs, too.
For the mountain bikers out there, nearby Cuyuna is off the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway but offers mountain biking trails.
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