America's Scenic Byways

Superior National Forest Scenic Byway

54 miles -

The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway from Aurora to Silver Bay runs through scenic Superior National Forest and Finland State Park, providing travelers with a relaxing drive through eastern Minnesota.

Outdoor Attractions

Many hiking trails are available along or close to the byway, offering visitors an opportunity to get out of the car and enjoy the natural beauty of Eastern Minnesota.

Travelers will want to marvel at the 250-year-old White Pines along the White Pine Interpretive Trail. The 20-minute walking trail is only two miles north of the byway on Highway 2. Historical and observational information is available at various locations along the trail.

A little farther from the byway, but well worth the trip, Cadotte Lake Recreation Trail offers travelers a chance to picnic and enjoy the sights. Located in the Cadotte Lake Recreation Area near Fairbanks, the recreation area features fishing and boating opportunities.

Fishing is a favorite pastime of locals in the area, and visitors from all around can partake of the tradition as they visit the byway. Travelers will want to dip their lines in the St. Louis River or Whiteface Reservoir, or join in the June Whitewater Walleye Classic in Hoyt Lakes.

A Scenic Stop Along the Byway

The Skibo Vista Scenic Overlook near Hoyt Lakes shows off a beautiful panoramic view of the Laurentian Divide, especially during the fall. The divide captures the spirit of the area in breathtaking color, scenery, and wildlife. Visitors may even catch glimpses of migrating hawks.