Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway2104 Highway 12 East
Willmar, MN 56201
This officially designated Minnesota State Scenic Byway is a 220 mile route through lakes, woods and farmlands. Massive glaciers once covered this land; as they melted, they left west central Minnesota dotted with lakes nestled among hills and ridges. This byway offers several scenic loops and side trips. Three state parks, Sibley, Monson and Glacial Lakes, are a mix of hardwood forest, prairie and lakes and are good spots for hiking, bird watching and fishing.
- 245 miles
- Several loops in the countryside between Willmar and Glenwood, with extensions to Alexandria and Sauk Centre
- Rolling terrain of lakes, woods, prairie and farmland