For this week’s Try-It Tuesday, we’re making it a Try-It TUBES-day!
Every Tuesday, our friends over at the Little River General Store run a rent-one-get-one-free deal on river tubes. Now that we’re right in the middle of summer, the river’s been able to take in all of that sweet, sweet sunshine and warm up to the most comfortable temperatures of the season. What better way to enjoy the warm water, sunshine, and natural beauty of the Root River than kicking back and taking a relaxing float down the river? If you’re looking for something to make your Tuesday a bit less Tuesday-like, then you can’t beat tubing on the river. It’s Bluff Country aquatherapy, and it’s good for the soul!
Little River offers a couple of different ways for you to enjoy your tubing experience: there’s an around-town route, which lasts about 45 minutes, just enough to get a good mellow on. You can even rent a floating cooler tube for a cold, refreshing beverage on the water! For those of you looking for a whole afternoon of river relaxation and fun, there’s the 3 hour tour option with a return shuttle rental… just don’t go calling your tube the S.S. Minnow and we ought to be all right.
And if anybody gets that joke, congratulations! You just made my day.
Amazingly, that’s not all Little River has to offer: canoes, kayaks, and six different kinds of bikes, trikes and tandems are available to rent for you to cruise the Root River Trail, and there’s shuttle service for those, too! And for those of you who don’t think Little River sounds like a true “General Store,” then stop on in and see their Super Sports Store, with wide selection of trail gear, drinks, sunscreen, and even bikes to buy. As if that’s not enough, they’ve also got a bike shop for trailside repairs, and the famous R&M Amish Tours depart during the summer season at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm.
Little River General Store is another place that just says Lanesboro: it’s got everything you need to enjoy the trail and the river, as well as the local culture and history. Stop on in and give them a try, and be sure to stop in for the river tubing deal on your next Try-It Tuesday!