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Root River

Lanesboro, MN
5074297202
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We could have used a little more help and direction.

We were quite obviously very novice paddlers, both pushing 60 years of age and needed more help and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
Carole M
,
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful river - water line way to low - should not have been rented canoe -

A very beautiful river to canoe down. Only problem was, the water line was so low, that we were... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
O3863NJthomask
,
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“bike trail” (36 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
“great ride” (3 reviews)
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Lanesboro, MN
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were quite obviously very novice paddlers, both pushing 60 years of age and needed more help and direction than we were given (which was basically none). We signed up for a 4 hour trip but should have been warned about the extremely low water...More

Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

A very beautiful river to canoe down. Only problem was, the water line was so low, that we were dealing with 2-3 inch depths for over half of the four hour canoe ride with a horribly rocky bottom. We paid $45 for a four hour...More

Thank O3863NJthomask
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

great place to bike and kayak, the trail is paved and really nice. kayaking was challenging and fun. Eat pie in Whalen. Go to the theatre at night.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

the Root River Trail is awesome and scenic. We were able to explore both directions from Lanesboro and really enjoyed it. We also canoed and fished the 14 mile stretch, what a beautiful river.Came all the way from Virginia for a little of this

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Floated the Root River around Lanesboro over a few days in September. Ken at River Rat Outfitters did a wonderful job of getting us to and from river access points, arranging for various campsites, getting us a replacement boat when we wrecked one. Very knowledgeable...More

Thank clearsky23
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

We rented three canoes from Ken for a family reunion outing down the Root River. Ken was very personable and engaging as he drove us back from dropping off our car and he provided good directions for the river and water - getting us very...More

Thank Drue F
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

I just came back from Lanesboro and pretty stumbled across Ken's place while walking around the area. One of the biggest advantages to go with this establishment is flexibility. Since this is a smaller operation, you don't have to work around any fixed tour schedules....More

Thank statustician
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Ken was very pleasant and accommodating. I was in a kayak and on the water in no time at all. No standing around waiting even though I was the only one going out. First time kayaking for me and he explained everything well. The river...More

Thank gt6mk31
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We make a two hour drive to Lanesboro at least a couple times a season to ride this beautiful bike trail. We've know done every stretch of the trail. It's always fun stopping at the pie shop, bars and restaurants in the little towns. Great...More

1  Thank neverenufftravels
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We used River Rats Outfitters for our shuttle to the Root River. We own our own kayaks so we did not rent. We used the shuttle service of $20/kayak. Ken is a one man show running River Rats Outfitters so you may have to be...More

2  Thank BigRigAdventurer
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Kenneth L
14 February 2015|
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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
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