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Root River

Lanesboro, MN
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Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall

Enjoy the beautiful root river valley fishing canoeing hiking the trail or relaxing at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bob t
Lanesboro, Minnesota
via mobile
A lovely river with lots of activities

The Root River meanders through Southwest Minnesota, between towering bluffs and along fields of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy S
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  • Average2%
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“bike trail” (37 reviews)
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“small towns” (11 reviews)
Lanesboro, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the beautiful root river valley fishing canoeing hiking the trail or relaxing at a campground. One of the secrets of Minnesota. The drift less corner of Minnesota. Beautiful limestone bluffs

Thank bob t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Root River meanders through Southwest Minnesota, between towering bluffs and along fields of corn and soybeans and through woods. There are campgrounds and small towns, with motels and bed and breakfasts. There are water activities like canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. There is a wonderful...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took the comfort tandem up to Lanesboro for a quick weekend. We got to Rushford and back (roughly 36 miles) on the day we arrived and Preston and back (about 20 miles) on day two. It was warm (90+ degrees) but...More

Thank WalkerOnWater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a long weekend in Lanesboro, Minnesota with some friends to ride the Root River Trail. This was our second visit to the area, once in June and this time in September. We wanted to have an opportunity to ride the whole length...More

Thank pullint
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We biked toward Preston the afternoon we arrived, then towards Whalan the next morning, then FROM Whalan that afternoon. All good !

Thank CandKSwWi
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Root River, and the old RR bed along side it that has been made into a paved trail, is the prime attraction of several small towns along the course of the flow to the Big Muddy. The town of Lanesboro in the middle of...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We drove to Lanesboro just for the bike ride. It was very enjoyable. It offered a good view of local flora. The trail is in satisfactory condition. Some paces were tree roots has raised the trail making it a little bumpy. Not a problem just...More

Thank gary19522017
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My husband is an experienced, fit bicyclist. I am not. We both enjoyed the ride. After hearing so much about the trail we were surprised we couldn't see more river. Lots of farm fields! Good flat 15 miles for me from Lanesboro to Peterson ....More

Thank Darla T
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Beautiful area-lots of activities, including cycling, kayaking, and tubing. Leaves already starting to turn in mid-August.

Thank Hummma
Reviewed 13 August 2017

River Rat Outfitters is by far the way to go when kayaking the river. Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery was amazing, a much needed relaxing afternoon.

Thank Melanie H
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Kenneth L
14 February 2015|
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Response from Carleton_Alumna | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this site gives some options. (Woops - TripAdvisor won't let me include a website. Go to double u double u double u dot lanesboro dot come slash where-to-stay slash campgrounds) Bonnie