Amish Country St Charles - Harmony - La Crescent

Spring Grove, Minnesota

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A 77-mile ramble through the wooded hills and intimate hollows of southeast Minnesota’s “bluff country.” Crossing the great rift valley of the Root River at Lanesboro, the drive passes through Amish farm country near Harmony and loops north and east through small towns and secluded valleys to the Mississippi River. Special attractions: Storybook vistas of wooded bluffs and lush farmland in Minnesota’s unglaciated zone; Old Order Amish farms near Harmony and Canton; antique shopping in historic towns of Lanesboro, Harmony, and Spring Grove; Niagara Cave south of Harmony; Norwegian community of Spring Grove; Schech’s Mill, an operating grist mill built in 1876; hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing at Beaver Creek Valley State Park; biking on the Harmony-Preston and Root River State trails. 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)

A 77-mile ramble through the wooded hills and intimate hollows of southeast Minnesota’s “bluff country.” Crossing the great rift valley of the Root River at Lanesboro, the drive passes through Amish farm country near Harmony and loops north and east through small towns and secluded valleys to the Mississippi River.

Special attractions: Storybook vistas of wooded bluffs and lush farmland in Minnesota’s unglaciated zone; Old Order Amish farms near Harmony and Canton; antique shopping in historic towns of Lanesboro, Harmony, and Spring Grove; Niagara Cave south of Harmony; Norwegian community of Spring Grove; Schech’s Mill, an operating grist mill built in 1876; hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing at Beaver Creek Valley State Park; biking on the Harmony-Preston and Root River State trails. 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: Spring Grove
Distance: 77
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Amish Country: St Charles - Harmony - La Crescent

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