Apple Blossom Drive Scenic BywayCounty Highway 29
La Crescent, MN 55947
1.5 mi S of I-90 to Main St in LaCrescent. W to Elm St, follow Cty Hwy 29 (same as Elm St & Apple Blossom Dr).
This rolling farmland and bluff-top route travels high above the Mississippi River, offering dazzling views of the river valley below. Stop for a picnic at Great River Bluffs State Park, where short paths lead to scenic overlooks with panoramic views. Each end of this thoroughfare connects with Highway 61, which is Great River Road, another scenic drive.
Pick up some fresh apples, apple cider, and pumpkins along the route. Minnesota orchards have some of the most distinctive apple varieties in the country, thanks in large part to the University of Minnesota research center (responsible for introducing the popular Honeycrisp apple, among others).
- 19 miles
- On county roads from LaCrescent north to Hwy. 61
- Overlooks of Mississippi River valley, orchards, bluffs, farms
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more