PO Box 1306, Pennington, MN 56663

Interpretive Sites

Lady Slipper Scenic Byway Interpretive and Rest Areas

There are two rest and interpretive areas along Beltrami County 10/39, the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway. These areas are a place to take a break from traveling and learn about the rich culture and history, explore and learn about nature on our accessible boardwalk, and view the natural beauty and scenery along the Byway including Showy Lady’s Slippers.

These areas were constructed through a cooperative effort between the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, Beltrami County, and the Chippewa National Forest.

We hope you enjoy visiting our Byway and our new places to explore!

Native Plants at Interpretive Sites

The boardwalk at the northern interpretive site displays the Pink Showy Lady’s Slipper and the White Variant Lady’s Slipper. Both interpretive sites are home to many native Minnesota plants. Some of the native plants you may find are shown here. Please take caution of some of the not so friendly plants like Wild Parsnip and Poison Ivy.

Free app to download: Minnesota Wildflower Search

Scientific Name, Common Name and Ojibwe Names (if known)

Rosa acicularis (Prickly Rose) oginii-waabigwan


Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod) ajidamoowaanow


Unfriendly plants to avoid:

Scientific Name, Common Name and Ojibwe Names (if known)

Pastinaca sativa (Wild Parsnip)


(Looks very similar to Golden Alexander - Zizia aurea)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (Poison Ivy)