America's Scenic Byways

Otter Trail Scenic Byway

150 miles - Allow at least half a day to drive this byway, but you will need to spend several days to take it all in.

Meandering through 150 miles of Otter Tail County, the Otter Trail is a delightful drive. Guiding travelers over rolling hills thick with maple, oak, and birch trees; past shimmering lakes and ponds sprinkled with white and yellow water lilies; and through fascinating towns alive with culture, history, and fun things to see and do; the byway provides treats to delight the senses.

Highway signs sporting a frisky otter clearly mark the circuitous route, and with the help of an Otter Tail County map available at any regional Minnesota Information Center, the journey makes a terrific day-trip. Travel through Fergus Falls, Battle Lake, Perham and Pelican Rapids in the most beautiful lake country Minnesota has to offer.