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Root River

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Address: Lanesboro, MN
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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... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Linda N
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 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. A return visit is already being planned.

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8 reviews
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.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 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.

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The trails along the Root river are where the railroad used to run. There is beautiful scenery along the paved paths. Bicycles can be rented if you don't bring your own.

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Geneva, Illinois
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122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We drove to Lanesboro with our bicycles to ride on the Root River trail and it was a great weekend! The trail is paved and well maintained. It goes through several small towns that each offer something a little different for cyclists. Whalen has great homemade pies, Preston has a cute sweet shop with soups and sandwiches, the junction trail... More 

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1 Thank ccsfamily
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Typically this is a Great Trail to ride. It runs along the scenic root river, I was very disappointed that the trail was closed Peterson. There is no way to continue. They have removed a large section for repair.

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Saukville, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Ken (River Rats Canoe/Kayak service) is terrific not only with canoes and kayaking but with giving us the low down on everything going on and what to do in Lanesboro. He also provided us and our bikes with a shuttle to the Root River and Harmony-Preston trail head so that we could ride back to Lanesboro without having to a... More 

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Stewartville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife and I have patronized all three canoe outfitters in Lanesboro over the years. River Rats is by far the canoe rental business that we like the best. It's a one man show but that one man is personable and experienced. The river route that is offered at this business is a lot more enjoyable than what the other... More 

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Door County Wi
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Well maintained, paved, beautiful trail with good food and quaint towns along the route. Mostly flat, Lanesboro to Peterson leg is mostly along river.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The river was high and pretty muddy when we went. There were no sand bars or islands to stop for a snack. No exciting rapids. But the scenery was nice, the ride was relaxing, it was easy to float, watch birds, talk, snack in the canoe. The Root River Outfitter people we rented from were very nice and helpful.

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