Colleges, Cows, and Corn Northfield to St Peter via Faribault

Faribault, Minnesota

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A 72-mile ramble through lush, rolling farmland, the historic towns of Northfield and Faribault, and remnants of the Big Woods, the dense hardwood forest that once covered large areas of southern Minnesota. Special attractions: Green, rolling countryside studded with lakes; Carleton and St. Olaf colleges in Northfield; Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, the largest remaining tract of virgin hardwood forest in southern Minnesota; Alexander Faribault House in Faribault; 1870s steam-powered sawmill near St. Peter. 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 72-mile ramble through lush, rolling farmland, the historic towns of Northfield and Faribault, and remnants of the Big Woods, the dense hardwood forest that once covered large areas of southern Minnesota.

Special attractions: Green, rolling countryside studded with lakes; Carleton and St. Olaf colleges in Northfield; Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, the largest remaining tract of virgin hardwood forest in southern Minnesota; Alexander Faribault House in Faribault; 1870s steam-powered sawmill near St. Peter. 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: Faribault
Distance: 72
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Colleges, Cows, and Corn: Northfield to St. Peter via Faribault

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