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Backroads Of Minnesota: Your Guide To Minnesota's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

Have you driven on the Gunflint and Arrowhead trails? Have you circled the whole of Mille Lacs? Have you gone birding on the western prairies, or wound around the bluffs of the Mississippi River from Red Wing to the Iowa border? Have you truly experienced the forgotten corners of the Twin Cities metro area? A celebration of our state’s beauty, Backroads of Minnesota takes you on routes covering nearly all corners of the Land of Lakes: routes that lead you to the state’s most scenic natural areas and sites that capture the state’s colorful history. Whether you’re planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply want to learn more about the region, Backroads of Minnesota will lead you deep into the soul of the state—beyond the megamalls and common tourist attractions. Gary Alan Nelson is an outdoor photographer specializing in large-format natural history and rural American photography. His images have been used by the Audubon Society, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Sierra Club, and Voyageur Press.

Series: Backroads of ...

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Voyageur Press; 1 edition (June 17, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0896585085

ISBN-13: 978-0896585089

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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When I purchased "Backroads of Minnesota," I was under the impression that it would have detailed information on where to venture for hidden treasures in terms of getting away from the big city. Well, what I got instead was a beautiful "picture" book chocked full of wonderful photography of various areas in Minnesota. So, I was disappointed and delighted at the same time. It's not what I was hoping for, but it compliments my library quite nicely.Don't get me wrong, there are a few descriptions here and there, but don't expect to use it to find various places, but rather, to know what to you might be able to expect if you explore areas near where the photos were taken.It's a good investment if you understand this premise.

We have the "Bay Area Backroads" book, which we use for day trips, and so we bought "Backroads of Minnesota", hoping it would help us make our trip to Minnesota more unique and out of the beaten path.However, this book seems to be more about the photographs (most of which are truly incredible) and the unquestionable love the authors feel for Minnesota, and not as much about the routes themselves, which are described somewhat perfunctorily.I thought it was my mistake assuming it was intended to be a travel guide, but - the cover of the book cheerfully promises: "Your guide to Minnesota's most scenic backroad adventures".Well, not.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It's on our coffee table and we look through it all the time. Photos are beautiful, great quality paper for the photos. It give such great ideas for road trips and has lots of information.

This book has some great photos of Minnesota, and we've enjoyed having it available to flip through. It's also good for spurring ideas of places to visit!

I will enjoy traveling the backroads of minnesota. going the backroads to new places i haven't been to before.

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