Some of the Highway's outstanding scenic values include views of mature red pines stands, sparkling lakes, marshes, and aspen stands. Spatial sequences range from enclosed and focused in the pines, to open and expansive near the lake and marsh areas. Island, Round, Nature's, Cut Foot Sioux, Little Ball Club, along with Lake Winnibigoshish, the state's fifth largest lake, give travelers glimpses of northern ecosystems along the byway corridor.
View Along This Route
- The Avenue of the Pines (Hwy 46) Scenic Byway is accessed off of Hwy 2, 1/2 mi west of Deer River.
- 46 miles
- Hwy. 46 between Deer River and Northome, 13 miles northwest of Grand Rapids
- Pine, aspen and birch forest, lakes and marshes