Look for the New Byway Tour Map and Guide
More than simply a wayfinding map, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association's Tour Map and Guide use the 11 x 17 space to share snippets of area history and stories of sites and unique features. The map also marks the lakes, towns and information locations along the 54 mile nationally designated route. Area businesses support this padded tear-off map through ads and listings.
Over the past four years that the Tour Map and Guide has been available, nearly 50,000 copies have been distributed, largely through the area Chambers and local businesses. It is also sent to those inquiring about sites in the area and those specifically interested in the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. The Brainerd Area Chambers of Commerce reported that requests to their office for the map increased by more than 300% over the past two years.
This spring the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association is again reprinting these popular maps. New to the Historic Sites and Museums section is the Northern Trackers Railroad Club, opening to the public this season on weekends. Also added to this reprint is the Rollie Johnson Natural and Recreational Area, a series of three islands in the Whitefish Chain consisting of Big Island, Steamboat Island and Little Island.
The 2007/2008 Tour Map and Guide, designed by JM Plein Consulting of Ideal Corners, is available now. Area visitors and interested local residents can get a copy at sponsoring business locations, Chamber offices or by contacting the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.