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Root River

Lanesboro, MN
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Bike trail

Rode the bike trail from Preston to Lanesboro very beautiful! We started going to Fountain but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Penny L
Watkins, Minnesota
Family Fun Day!!

River Rats Outfitters was awesome! Ken was very helpful! My husband is a paraplegic and I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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  • Average2%
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“bike trail” (35 reviews)
“pie shop” (9 reviews)
“small towns” (9 reviews)
Lanesboro, MN
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rode the bike trail from Preston to Lanesboro very beautiful! We started going to Fountain but mostly up hill so we turned around and boy what a ride down didn't pedal much!

Thank Penny L
Reviewed 2 days ago

River Rats Outfitters was awesome! Ken was very helpful! My husband is a paraplegic and I was worried about the river height and he called me several times to inform me of the river conditions before we headed over. When we arrived he gave us...More

Thank kimunderdahl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic trail - well maintained and just gorgeous. The scenery varies as you go along so it is never boring. We could have biked all day there!

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over three days we saw people canoeing, kayaking, floating on big intertubes, bicycling along, playing golf over (and sometimes, like yours truly, hitting a golf ball into it via a poorly performed golf shot), eating, walking along and in general, enjoying the river immensely. There...More

1  Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We kayaked and it was beautiful! We saw an eagle and another very large bird, turtles, fish and ducks. Their were many small rapids throughout our trip which made it fun

Thank 40andtravel
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The Root River is worth the trip. I have kayaked the river several times and you always see something different. The trout fishing is very good for Minnesota. It can get shallow during the summer if we do not get much rain.

Thank RRH01
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We just got a spring visit in to Lanesboro. There are great paths for walking and biking along the river. No mosquitoes yet, so time to really get out and enjoy it. We got up this morning to hear the roar of the waterfall combined...More

Thank norsenurse
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations many times over! The bluff country-Root River area has so very many offerings: Bicycling, hiking, shopping, dining and even great live theater. It is ever-so scenic and beautiful. Our only regrets are we haven't visited sooner and our trip was too short....More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I didn't have the best weather on my trip to either ride bikes or canoe, but plan to when I go back sometime.

Thank Scott O
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Well maintained bike trail meanders along the Root River. It goes through several small towns providing an opportunity to rest, wander around or grab a bite to eat.

Thank TheresaG123
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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