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Pedaling and paddling in Lanesboro

Bike, fish, paddle or see a play.

A bicyclist pedals on the Root River State Trail.

© Beth Gauper

In summer, this hamlet in Minnesota's southeast corner kicks into high gear as bicyclists, paddlers and trout fishermen stream into its many inns and B&Bs.

The beautiful Root River State Trail jump-started Lanesboro's renaissance in the 1980s, but now tourists also come for the theater and art.

What to do: Bicycle the 42-mile Root River State Trail or 18-mile Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail. Canoe or kayak the Root River. Fish for trout. See a play at Commonweal Theatre.

Details: For more, see The belle of bluff country.


Last updated on August 2, 2021