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Canoeing & Kayaking in Lanesboro, Minnesota

Canoeing and Kayaking down the Root River Water Trail Near Lanesboro, MinnesotaWith thousands of lakes and more miles of river than we can count, there’s little doubt that southeastern Minnesota is the perfect place to get out on the water to beat the summer heat. Here at the Habberstad House in the Root River Valley, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and go kayaking or canoeing on the Root River Water Trail. Our historic Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Lanesboro, and just a few minutes away from the spectacular Root River. Book your summer getaway to our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast, and get ready for an exciting canoeing or kayaking adventure.

Where to go Canoeing & Kayaking Near our Inn

The Root River, Minnesota’s most popular river, is just minutes away from our Bed and Breakfast. The Root River Water Trail offers visitors the perfect example of the timeless, scenic, and historic nature of Minnesota’s Bluff Country. The river itself is fairly Canoeing and Kayaking down the Root River Water Trail Near Lanesboro, Minnesotagentle and easy for both canoeing and kayaking for most levels of experience, with no rapids. Along the journey, you’ll enjoy picturesque farmland, quaint riverside towns, and eventually 300-foot tall towering limestone bluffs rising above you.

The Root River also provides habitat for over 40 species of birds, including blue herons, egrets, wood ducks, and several species of raptors. Other commonly-spotted wildlife includes deer, gray fox, red fox, coyotes, raccoons, woodchucks, squirrels, weasels, and badger, and river otters. Look closely as you travel through the bluffs, and you may see a Timber Rattlesnake sunning itself on the rocky outcroppings.

Canoes and kayaks can be rented from a variety of outfitters in the area, including the Little River General Store, Root River Outfitters, Cedar Valley Outfitters, and River Rats Outfitters.

Soak up Small-Town Charm in Lanesboro

When you’re ready to take a break from paddling for the day, the historic town of Lanesboro welcomes you. The town is packed with historic charm and a thriving arts community.  While you’re in town, try to catch a performance at the renowned Commonweal Theatre, or relax at one of the towns delicious restaurants. Whatever it is you’re dreaming of, our peaceful setting will whisk your worries away, leaving you refreshed, rejuvenated, and reconnected after your stay with us. Book your room at our Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.


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