Explore the Lore of Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
Why Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association?
This non-profit organization promotes, preserves and enhances free area amenities available to all the public to enjoy; appropriate since Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway's primary intrinsic quality is recreation! Add Paul Bunyan's whimsical truth and lore, legendary characters, and we're left with a terrific opportunity to share our community stories and history. Below are a few examples of why supporting PBSBA gives back to these communities in a BUNYAN-SIZED way.
• The Pequot Lakes fire tower off CSAH 11 is closed to the public until further notice. At this time its future is uncertain, however, the fire tower was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Click to read more.
• The Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens had a Grand Opening May 19, 2017. Click the Gardens Blog to see photos and read about the event.
• Engraved paver brick opportunity at the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens... (click to read more)
• $1000 Linda Ulland Memorial Scholarship was awarded in May 2017 to Morena Hammer. Click to read more.
• Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway maps are out in many of the local advertising brochure racks, local area Chambers and many of the lodgings around the Scenic Byway.
• In November 2016 volunteers planted 25 red maple trees at two locations along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway. Ten of the trees are planted at the Crosslake Rec Area/US Army Corps Campground in memory of Ron Johnson, PBSBA member and board member for many years. The remaining 15 maples are planted... (click to read more)
• '...While it was created in part to help fund biking shoulders, the scenic byway has become more than that. It’s a unifying force among several separate but neighboring communities."
Excerpt, Lake Country Journal, written and photographed by Kate Perkins. Click to download pdf (with permission from LCJM) and read more.
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A BIG BUNYAN-SIZED Thank You to Whitefish Area Lodging Association (WALA) for funding the 2017 issue of the popular Tear-Off Map. Pick up a map at many of these lodging locations; any of the 13 interpretive kiosks you'll find along Paul's Scenic Byway, and local area Discover Racks (tourism brochure racks) and Chambers of Commerce.
Thank you to our Members, volunteers and supporters! There are many ways to support Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association.