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Repaving and bridge work (2 locations)
East of Lanesboro: The trail maintenance being done on the 8 mile trail segment between Whalan and Peterson (east of Lanesboro) is done. The trail is OPEN! Come ride on the luxurious, newly widened and repaved section of the Root River Trail.
Going west: The trail bridge located in Lanesboro (heading west toward Fountain) will be closed for repairs beginning Aug. 19. Repairs will be finished at the end of October. Please use the marked detour around the bridge, and cross the river at the west end of Coffee St.
Nestled in Bluff Country, the beautiful Driftless Region area of southeast Minnesota, Lanesboro is known as the premier small town Arts and Culture Destination of the Midwest. It was recently recognized as one of America’s Top 12 Small Town ArtPlaces, and Smithsonian Magazine called it one of the The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014.
The internationally recognized Commonweal Theatre, famous for its annual Ibsen Festival, sets the foundation for our creative community, and Lanesboro Arts leads the way with the Lanesboro Arts Campus Project, designed to incorporate the Arts throughout the community. In 2014, Lanesboro Arts was awarded the Bush Prize for Community Innovation for the arts campus project. The St. Mane Theatre provides a variety of entertainment, ranging from opera performers to the kitschy “Over The Back Fence” show, performed live by the many talented local citizens that make Lanesboro their home. Lanesboro's tradition of artistic excellence further enhances the vibrant quality of life that makes this town so unique.
We invite you to wine, dine, and unwind in Lanesboro, Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital. Plan your outdoor adventures along the paved Root River State Trail, winding 60 miles through towering limestone bluffs, dense hardwood forests, and peaceful, charming small towns. Bring your whole family to learn about sustainable living at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, then spend the night under the stars at a local campgound. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing or trout fishing on the beautiful Root River. Pamper yourself with a massage. Savor the culinary delights at our many fine restaurants. Step back in time with a tour of our flourishing Amish Community. Find unique treasures in the downtown stores and galleries. Join us in celebrating our designation as the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota at our annual Rhubarb Festival, or watch the fireworks off the bluffs at the conclusion of Buffalo Bill Days.
Come for the day, and you may decide to stay for a lifetime!
Lanesboro also provides the perfect environment for mid-week corporate retreats. Facilities are available for small and medium sized group meetings. Let Lanesboro inspire your team! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.