2020 has been the year of the road trip. It's one of the few things people have been able to do amidst quarantines, closings, and cancellations. Plus, the fact that recreational vehicle sales have exploded and RV dealers are struggling to keep up with demand.

All of that makes September's "Drive the Great River Road Month" perfect for continuing the road trip trend.

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) is once again celebrating Drive the Great River Road Month this September, highlighting travel along America’s oldest and longest National Scenic Byway with helpful resources and a special giveaway for visitors. - Susanne Thiede-Barnet, Managing Director, National Mississippi River Parkway Commission

National Mississippi River Parkway Commission is encouraging Minnesotans to participate in the Drive the Great River Road Month.

...follows the Mississippi River through 10 states from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Travelers can spend a day or a month exploring this scenic byway, which has welcomed road trippers since 1938. - Susanne Thiede-Barnet, Managing Director, National Mississippi River Parkway Commission

They say it's the longest scenic byway drive. I assume that you're not expected to do the whole the entire trip in one shot, of course, because who has that kind of time? But to knock out a weekend's worth on this historic road would be a cool thing to do. And you get to see places you have never seen before, which is the whole point.

Plus, you can enter to win their sweepstakes. Someone is going to win $500 to spend on their next Great River Road trip.

So get the map, get the app, and go on a road trip.

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