Things to Do

Within 5 minutes:

  • Root River State Trail: over 60 miles of paved trail for walking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Root River: fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing
  • Commonweal Theatre: live, professional theatre (April – December)
  • Amish Tours
  • Sylvan Park: with seasonal farmer’s market, tennis courts, and volleyball
  • Art Galleries: Lanesboro and Whalan
  • Lanesboro Golf Club & Old Barn Resort Golf Course
  • Minnesota State Fish Hatchery: free tours available
  • Lanesboro Historical Museum
  • Gator Greens Mini-Golf (Whalan)
  • Bass Pond: fishing in the summer, ice fishing in the winter
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Shopping and dining: includes clothing, gifts, ice cream, coffee, antiques, birding supplies, casual dining, fine dining, and pubs

Within 10 minutes:

  • Southeast Minnesota Veterans Cemetery
  • National Trout Center (Preston)
  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center: high ropes course, hiking, birding, geocaching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
  • Horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides
  • Fillmore County History Center & Genealogy Library (Fountain)
  • Lanesboro Area Art Trail  (select weekends in August, September, October)

Within 15-20 minutes:

  • Jem Movie Theater (Harmony)
  • Wheeler’s Roller Skating Rink (Harmony)
  • Slim’s Woodshed Museum (Harmony)
  • Historic Depot Museum (Peterson)
  • Norsland Lefse Factory (Rushford)
  • Rushford History Museum

Within 30 minutes:

  • Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park with cave tours, trout fishing, horseback riding, birding
  • Historic 1899 Forestville: costumed guides reenact life in 1899 at this Minnesota Historical Society site
  • Niagara Cave: cave tours, mini-golf (Harmony)

Within 40 minutes:

  • Seed Savers (Decorah)
  • 4 Daughters Winery (Spring Valley)
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum (Winona)
  • International Owl Center (Houston)