Find a smile where ever you go

Every small town has its own character and characters. It’s fun to spend time here and learn a little about them.

Communities on the Lake Country Scenic Byway are Detroit Lakes, Snellman, Osage, Park Rapids, Nevis, Akeley and Walker. (Itasca State Park is a community of park staff, visitors and the area’s natural inhabitants, but it doesn’t have a mayor.) Other communities, located near the Byway – Dorset, Frazee, Lake George, Menahga, Ponsford/Pine Point, Two Inlets, and Wolf Lake – are well worth your time to visit, too.

You will discover Main Street charm, quaint shops and more in all these communities. Most of them host summer celebrations as well.

A Lake Country Scenic Byway map (available on this website or at Chamber Visitor Centers and other locations) can help visitors navigate rural roads off the beaten path.