Home of the Foothills Forest...
Backus is a quaint town located on the Northern edge of the Foothills Forest. It provides visitors as well as area residents the opportunity to enjoy their own quiet getaway. The surrounding lakes and woodlands present the chance to spend countless hours outdoors fishing, boating, or simply relaxing. The Paul Bunyan State Trail runs through town and gives trail goers the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the north woods.