Byway Projects in Progress

It’s the best place to play, relax, entertain, learn, share, grow up, grow old. We’ve all said that about our area of Minnesota, our home town, our neighborhood.

The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway cut its teeth on those concepts and still wraps a smile around them all today. Your stories, your history, your touches on the community, your kind of fun and recreation, your enthusiasm are the navigators that set the direction and the engines that drive the work of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association.

The group has done a lot of work over the past ten years. Take a look at a list of just a few.

  • Historic Mailcarrier Interpretation live theater project
  • Walking trails and Wetlands Walk at Veterans Trail on CSAH 16 and Chiarella Forest Management Area on CSAH 11
  • Tear-off map/tour guide free and available at area Byway member businesses and Chambers of Commerce locations
  • Birds of the Byway brochure available free and available at area Byway member businesses and Chambers of Commerce locations
  • Interpretive panels installed at 13 locations along the Byway route
  • Podcast created and posted on the byway website,
  • National scenic byway designation in 2005
  • Paul Bunyan exhibit and viewing area at the Crosslake Corps of Engineers administration building
  • Development of a Corridor Management Plan (CMP) and Interpretive Plan (IP)
  • Contractual partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Facilitating partner for completion of shoulder paving on County Rds. 16 and 11
  • Three sets of Byway playing cards highlighting various aspects of the route from historic to Paul’s tall tales
  • Two series of original oils by artist, Tom Ottoson, depicting the Byway route
  • Participation in U of M, Central Region Partnership’s Green Routes brochure development
  • ‘Byway Site’ signage designed and posted at selected sites
  • Host of a St. Cloud State University honors course, Developing Community-Oral History and Creative Expression on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
  • Recipient of a DNR grant for Where the Trail Meets the Byway informational kiosks at 2 locations
  • Design and construction of the Gateway Gazebo

It’s the kind of work you can be proud to support. It’s the kind of work that keeps your community a great place to be today and a better place to be tomorrow. By becoming a Supporter, you can help the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association keep on smiling.

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Published Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2008
Published By: 
the Lake Country Echo