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Great relaxing get-away

We try to go to the Root River area once a summer to ride the bike trail. Along the river is a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
West Branch, Iowa
Love the bridges going over the river!

If you go to Lanesboro you won't miss this this as it it pretty much right down town. Would like to... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Linda R
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

We try to go to the Root River area once a summer to ride the bike trail. Along the river is a relatively flat asphalt trail that passes through many cute small towns. You can ride as far or as little as you like. Don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovetotravellady21
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you go to Lanesboro you won't miss this this as it it pretty much right down town. Would like to try fly-fishing nex t trip there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Nice well maintained wide paved trail we road bikes from Lanesboro to Whalen and back. It runs a long the river.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob L
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Ken is the best! Oh my gosh, he is so accommodating. Knows his stuff and grew up in the area. You can’t go wrong if you go with River Rats rentals!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank preacher819
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We rode the entire Root River Trail and also the Harmony/Preston trail. The Root River section was paved and well maintained. There is a hill just outside of Houston but very manageable. Also recommend riding from Fountain to Lanesboro as it is nice gentle downhill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jane572018
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Beautiful scenery, well paved and maintained path. We even saw a truck on the path one day with a large leaf blower cleaning the leaves off the path. One of the top rails to trails path we have ever been on. Nice towns frequently spaced.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gary35805
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

So beautiful! You must kayak this river. We covered 16 miles in 4.5 hours. Pack a lunch and plenty of water — Chances are good that you won’t capsize. (September, anyways.). I cannot even imagine how beautiful this will be when the leaves turn!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LynnBCat
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We did a group Kayak trip down the Root River via the Little River General Store Outfitters. The river was a little higher than normal but we all enjoyed the "Fast and Fun" trip down the Root!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I9732LWdan
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We rented tubes from Eagle Cliff campground for $12 each. They drive you in a van to an area north of them where you can put in for a 2 hour trip that ends at their well marked campground. Driver gave us lots of good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We went kayaking for 8 miles down the river on a Tuesday Morning near Lanesboro (rented from eagle cliff campground). It was excellent! In the two and a half hours we only saw two tubers. Quiet, relaxing and fun! Water was pretty low, and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kyleewill
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Response from Nicole G |
Lanesboro to Whalen to get the best pie ever!
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Response from Carleton_Alumna | Reviewed this property |
Looks like this site gives some options. (Woops - TripAdvisor won't let me include a website. Go to double u double u double u dot lanesboro dot come slash where-to-stay slash campgrounds) Bonnie