Great Motorcycle Roads in Minnesota
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Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes (and more than 150 miles of Lake Superior shoreline), promises intriguing rides on a motorcycle. With scenic byways, breathtaking views, and plenty of unique roadside stops, these are the best motorcycle roads in Minnesota.
Red Wing to La Crescent
Routes 14, 61 (88 miles)
This motorcycle ride in Minnesota between Red Wing and La Crescent follows the Mississippi River and all of its incredible landscape features. The scenery is a nice mix of forest, river, lake, farmlands, and there are numerous State Parks worth visiting along this road.
One of the very best motorcycle roads in Minnesota is this portion of Route 61 that takes you along the Lake Superior shoreline. There are numerous parks to explore along the way, including Tettegouge State Park and Split Lighthouse State Park. There's beautiful views of the coastal line, but especially if you take this route from north to south.
Lake Minnetonka Shoreline Loop
Routes 15, 19, 51 (18 miles)
Ride this loop around the many Lake Minnetonka Bays and enjoy the beautiful lake views and marinas. It's best to take this MN motorcycle ride on a early morning or weekday as there is heavy traffic on summer weekends.