Description - Follow the panoramic Root River Valley to the Mississippi River for two thirds of this route. The scenery in the western third of the route showcases Minnesota's rich and rolling farmland. The eastern two thirds of the route winds toward the Great River Road along a beautiful trout stream and canoe route through spectacular tree covered bluffs featuring limestone palisades and the rich hardwoods found in this area. This valley was untouched by the glacier and has weathered gradually over time to create a magnificent pastoral setting dotted with small towns, quaint and historic lodging places, a recreational bike and hiking trail. Day trips along and adjacent to Bluff Country Scenic Drive take one back to days when horse and buggy travel dominated travel and scenery of days and places known only in history books.
- The Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.
Directions from : The Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway follows MN 16 from La Crescent west to Interstate 90. To reach this highway, turn off I-90 easterly at Exter or from Hwy. 7, take the exit at Hokah westerly.