Located on State 84, a little bit east and north of the city of Pine River, you'll find the Barclay Town Hall and Rest area.
Read Paul Bunyan's story about the Township's namesake, Timothy. Or as Paul tells it... Timothy Burr. The panel is located at the Ideal Township Fire Station #2 on the south side of CSAH 1, just west of Timothy Town Hall at Taray Road. A picnic table and tall pine tree welcome visitors with a shady place to stop for a rest along their Byway travels.
Pine River's main intersection is Barclay Ave and HWY 371. This is the home of the official State of Minnesota Office of Tourism Affiliate Information Center and also the birthplace of the Paul Bunyan Trail. Next door you'll see the Old Railroad Depot, established in the 1800s. A shady pavilion and bicycle rack accommodate bicyclists treking the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Quite a lot of history has been made in the area around the dam. Explorers, such as Zebulon Pike, once camped on the shores in the area of the dam. Thousands of board feet of native white and Norway pine were floated down this river. Look to the northwest and see a hand painted mural of an early 1900 era setting on a garage here.
The Dabill Sawmill, making log siding, very popular for the rustic look in housing in the area.
Pine River City Limits are marked with a sign.