This easy to follow 90 mile loop, just off I-94, offers a scenic ride thru western Minnesota. This route has fewer highway changes than the nearby 150 mile Otter Trail Scenic Byway, which shares some of the same roads. There's lodging and restaurants in Ottertail. Get some BBQ at Elmer's Authentic Texas Bar-B-Que or stop at Zorbas on Ottertail Lake for some handmade pizza. Glendalough State Park has campsites and cabins.
Glendalough State Park
Kayak rentals are available as well as canoes and rowboats. They are available first-come, first-serve unless you have a canoe-in site reservation.
Staying overnight? There are 22 cart-in sites; 3 canoe-in sites; 1 group camp and 1 camper cabin. The camping and lodging facilities close for the season on Sept. 3, but the park remains open for day users.
A Minnesota state park permit is required for each vehicle. You can buy them upon entry.
There are no restaurant facilities at the park. Bring your own food and stove, or forget the stove and cook over a campfire.