• Welcome to the Hidden Gem of Lanesboro & Whalan, MN!

    Nestled in the Bluffs of the Root River Valley, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. Visitors come year round to leisurely experience the peaceful, inspiring atmosphere found in this charming little town, still thriving after 150 years. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America.

    Between the tourslive theatreart galleries and many other attractions, Lanesboro is a community that both relaxes and energizes people at the same time. It’s a place of possibility, with a look and feel all its own, that you simply have to experience for yourself. Welcome to Lanesboro!

     


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  • Welcome to the Heart of Bluff Country!

  • Ride, hike, skate, or ski the Root River & Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail System!

     

  • The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops. Being situated on the banks of the Root River, there is opportunity to take a refreshing float down the river, toss in a fishing line or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the water.



  • State Trail Alert from the MN DNR State Trail Alert from the MN DNR

    Last updated: February 9, 2024 @ 2:07 PM

    The Root River State Trail will be closed for bridge construction between Heron Road and Grit Road from February 12 – June 1, 2024. This section is approximately one mile west of Lanesboro.

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