Root River Valley La Crescent to Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park on MN16

Rushford, Minnesota

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This 70-mile excursion down a river gorge in the bluff country of southeast Minnesota winds past cornfields and dairy pastures and through picturesque, historic towns hewn from native limestone. Few drives in the Midwest—or anywhere, for that matter—can match the Root River Valley’s combination of visual splendor and rustic tranquillity. Special attractions: Outstanding views of forested bluffs, river bottom and lush, rolling farmland; nineteenth century limestone buildings in Rushford, Lanesboro, Preston, and other towns; Scenic Valley Winery in Lanesboro; biking on the Root River Trail; restored Meighen General Store; Forestville/ Mystery Cave State Park; trout fishing, canoeing, hiking, birdwatching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Minnesota

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Scenic Driving Minnesota

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)

This 70-mile excursion down a river gorge in the bluff country of southeast Minnesota winds past cornfields and dairy pastures and through picturesque, historic towns hewn from native limestone. Few drives in the Midwest—or anywhere, for that matter—can match the Root River Valley’s combination of visual splendor and rustic tranquillity.

Special attractions: Outstanding views of forested bluffs, river bottom and lush, rolling farmland; nineteenth century limestone buildings in Rushford, Lanesboro, Preston, and other towns; Scenic Valley Winery in Lanesboro; biking on the Root River Trail; restored Meighen General Store; Forestville/ Mystery Cave State Park; trout fishing, canoeing, hiking, birdwatching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Phil Davies/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Rushford
Distance: 70
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Root River Valley: La Crescent to Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park on MN16

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