PINE RIVER IS THE HOME OF PAUL BUNYAN’S BABY BOOTS!
Bailey and little sister Grace try out the famous “Paul Bunyan Baby Boots” at the Pine River Information Center. From all accounts, these are the only baby boots of Paul’s to be found anywhere. All visitors are invited to try them on and take a picture! You’re invited to come in and take your own photo standing in Paul’s baby boots! FREE!
YOU CAN GET HERE AND BACK TO THE TWIN CITIES ON JUST ONE TANK OF GAS!
Check out our motels, resorts and campgrounds. Please mention the Pine River Chamber when making reservations. You’ll find Great Shopping, Great Golfing, Great Fishing, Great Biking, Great Resorts, Motels, Camping and more. Thanks!
Historic Pine River Depot Receives National Register Recognition!
The historic and newly renovated Pine River Railroad Depot received national recognition on Saturday, September 8, 2012 by being accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. The newly remodeled depot was brought back to its 1913 Northern Pacific appearance. Heritage Group North was the local history organization that worked with many others to bring this recognition!
THE FAMOUS PINE RIVER DUCK RACES
Every Friday from mid-June through mid-August the now famous Pine River Duck Races take place on the Pine River in Pine River! Duck racers rent a duck for a buck ($1) and the duck is placed in a barrel with fifty other ducks (Keep in mind these are NOT live ducks, but decoys!) and the whole batch is dumped off the Pine River dam into the river at which time they “stream” down the river one hundred yards to the finish line! Any age can rent a duck! It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s the Pine River Duck Race!
Celebrating our 12th year of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival In 2017!
Happening August 23 to August 27, 2017
… consistently receives rave reviews. This is a family-friendly event so bring the kids and come for a day, an evening or camp all weekend. Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent.
Free Community Dance with Eric Roggenkamp’s Old Time Dance Band on Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Currently booked fabulous bluegrass bands include Special C, Kevin Prater, High Plains Tradition, Po Ramb’lin Boys,
Cody Norris, Martin Family, Porcupine Creek and the Shaffer Family! More may be added!
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
A 54-mile State and National Scenic Byway with hiking and walking trails, recreational parks, wildlife management areas and historical artifacts! Check out our headquarters at the Crosslake Corps Office! Lots of unique Paul Bunyan themed items to be seen!
Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway