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Lake Minnetonka communities want scenic byway

February 10, 2014
Associated Press

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — Representatives from 14 communities around Lake Minnetonka will meet with state officials this month to talk about designating roads around the lake as a scenic byway.

Wayzata Mayor Ken Willcox says a scenic byway and signage will be an opportunity to market the area and one of the state's most popular lakes. The scenic byway is part of a broader effort to lure boaters and visitors into the lake communities by selling the area as a destination.

The Star Tribune ( ) says the 41-mile scenic byway wouldn't require any construction, just signage to guide visitors along the roads around the 125-mile shoreline.

Minnesota has 21 scenic byways, including the North Shore Scenic Byway which follows Lake Superior up to Split Rock Lighthouse, state parks and other northern Minnesota sites.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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