History Tours on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
If you love history, legends and lore, or just a fun afternoon with family and friends, you won’t want to miss the bus. Stop at the most exciting, interesting and lore-filled historical sites in the area. Find Paul's Footprints, stand beneath towering trees; learn and laugh along with Tour guide and local historian & writer, Rich Engstrom, and other guides who will step-on along the route.
Sign up right away to be sure and get a seat! We've got three guided Truth & Lore History Tours that each tie in with some of the biggest events of the season up here. Ride in comfort on a luxury Reichert coach bus and explore this recreational scenic byway with the help of guided narration, Tour Packet, slideshow and podcasts relating the vast and varied stories of the area, combining recorded history with the locals’ best myths and legends including, of course, Paul Bunyan himself!
Tuesday, July 12th, 1pm - 4pm tour the southwest side of the 54 mile Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway which includes Breezy Point and Pequot Lakes routes. Visit parks, nature trails, BIG Paul Bunyan, Interpretive sights, historic fire tower and you'll still be back in time to be at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes for the Lowering of the Bean pots into the ground for Bean Hole Days.
Thursday, July 28, 1pm - 4pm tour the north side of the 54 mile Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway to see the Pine River and Jenkins routes. Visit the Historic Train Depot Museum, Paul’s Footprints, Read about the Giant Ducks at the dam and see Kater Park on the Pine River, Stay the weekend and you'll enjoy lots more fun during Pine River's SummerFest July 29 - 30.
Thursday, September 22, 1pm - 4pm tour the southeast side of the 54 mile Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway to see Crosslake and Manhattan Beach routes. Visit creeks, rivers and lakes, forests, nature trails and parks. Explore the Paul Bunyan Exhibit Room of memorabilia and US Army Corps Learning Center, then stroll the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens just out the door. Stay for the weekend and you'll enjoy lots more fun during Crosslake Days Sept. 23-24.
Bring home more than brochures from your weekend. Bring home memories and a greater understanding of the fascinating history and mystery of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. Join us on any one of three tours this year, each focusing on a different part of the area.
Time: Each tour is from 1-4 p.m.
Location: Both the July 12th and Sept. 22nd History Tours start and end at Antler’s Restaurant in Breezy Point. The July 28 History Tour starts and ends at the Pine River Depot and Welcome Center.
Admission: $35 per person