Panoramic View of Big Trout Lake

Nearly 100 resources and points of interest have been identified along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway route. Some of the spots are well known such as the Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area or the Crosslake Historic Log Village. Others are not as commonly recognized.

Each of the issues of Inkslinger highlights one of these lesser known Byway points of interest.

Panoramic View of Big Trout Lake

Driving south from the intersection of CSAH #1 and #66, travelers are treated to one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Byway route.

Still on the high ground and rounding a curve just north of the public access to Big Trout Lake, the sparkling waters of the lake, elliptically framed by acres of evergreens and deciduous trees are the epitome of the art strokes of nature.

So stunning is this view that Crosslake artist, Tom Ottoson, chose the gentle curve of the road and the surrounding water and forest as the inspiration for a remarkable painting. 

This compelling view is there for your enjoyment. It’s free. It’s beautiful and it’s always available. Include this northern segment of CSAH #66 on your next Byway drive. Don’t forget your camera!

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Thursday, May 26, 2005
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Inkslinger, Volume 5 Issue 2 - Fall 2004