Bike enthusiasts will love the route along Old Hwy 61. You can ride for over 100 miles primarily on trails. You will travel through quaint cities where you can find many hidden treasures that you do not see from the Interstate. Starting from the south is the Sunrise Prairie Trail which begins in the city of Wyoming. http://www.traillink.com/trail/sunrise-prairie-trail.aspx. As you travel on the trail you will find wild flowers and raspberries to pick and eat. The trail runs north for about 15 miles to North Branch.
At that point you can easily ride on Old Hwy 61 to Hinckley where you pick up the Willard Munger trail also an old railroad bed. http://www.traillink.com/trail/willard-munger-state-trail-(hinckley-duluth).aspx This trail runs along Old Hwy 61 ending in Duluth Minnesota. You are sure to be tempted to stop at the many restaurants, parks and beautiful sites along the way. Before ending in Duluth, save some time to spend at the Jay Cooke Minnesota State Park, with breathtaking views. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, and camp sites to stay at if you want to make the trip a two or three day adventure.
To find what there is to do along the route check out our Directory Listings here on the Old Hwy 61 website for detailed descriptions or map of the area. Listings are searchable by business type or your location. The site is mobile ready so you will have the information readily available along the trail.