Discover a route less taken and experience spectacular scenery perfect for touring. The MOM’s Way takes you on a route from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay traveling through Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba. The MOM’s Way travels the famous route of the first fur traders on the original east-west highway. The 400 mile route connects you with 10 communities along its international route. For a route brochure contact the Warroad Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-328-4455 or visit their website at www.momsway.com.
Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway
The Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway route tracks the Minnesota-Canada border for nearly half of its length. As the route’s name suggests, this northern byway offers night time visitors an excellent chance of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights. The route touches the shore of the vast Lake of the Woods and ends in Rainy Lake.
The Wildflower Route on Highway 11 spanning from Greenbush to Baudette contains an estimated 800,000 Showy Lady Slippers - the Minnesota State Flower. The Minnesota DNR estimates there are more than two million orchids along the 75-mile stretch. Orchids start blossoming around the first of May all the way to mid-September. In addition to the Showy Lady Slipper, some of the native wildflowers that can be found along the route include, among others: the Yellow Lady Slipper, Blue Eye Grass, Blue Flag Iris, Wood Lilies, Prairie Rose, and Meadow Rue.
To increase public awareness of this unique area and its flowers, the Williams Gardeners Club annually hosts a Wildflower Route. Please call Beverley Carlson at 218-783-6701 with questions or check our Wildflowers Page.