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Go River Tubing in Lanesboro MN!

What’s not to love about a river tubing (or kayaking/canoeing) trip down the stunning Root River, especially when you throw in a visit to the charming B&B capital of Minnesota?  With incredible access to the Root River Trail and the river itself, not to mention the thriving arts scene, charming shops, and delicious restaurants that call this town home, there’s plenty to love about visiting Lanesboro MN this summer.  River tubing on a hot summer’s day down the Root River is just the beginning!

Beyond just being a great place to cool off, the Root River and surrounding limestone bluffs and valleys are unbelievably scenic.  The glaciers that last moved through this area flattening most of the midwest just so happened to leave this area untouched, giving it its uncharacteristically hilly terrain.  What remains is bluff country, an absolutely breathtaking place to vacation and enjoy a bit of outdoor adventure along the Root River.

Make it a true getaway and spend a few days with us at the Habberstad House, the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro MN.  Book your room today!

River Tubing on the Root River near Lanesboro MN

Get Wet River Tubing on the Root River in Lanesboro MN!

On the hottest days of the summer, there is nothing more relaxing than a leisurely river tubing trip down the Root River near Lanesboro MN! The South Branch of the river, in particular, is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and cooling adventure on the water. River Tubing on the Root River can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 – 3 hours, depending on which route you take. It’s a great way to not only cool off but take in some of the scenery from a different vantage point.

As you travel down the Root River, you’ll be surrounded by towering limestone bluffs, forested hillsides, and plenty of fish and other wildlife, including a great diversity of birds. The spring cold water is plenty cold, and the gentle series of rapids that you’ll encounter along the way provide just the right amount of exhilaration and relaxation.

More Summer Fun in Lanesboro

Lanesboro is Minnesota’s favorite getaway – and is even nicknamed the B&B Capital of the State – for a reason!  It has an undeniable charm and plenty of fun things to do, starting of course with the Root River State Trail. As great as river tubing is, you can’t come to Lanesboro and experience the Root River without also hopping on a bike to explore the lengths of the Root River State Trail, one of the top biking trails in Minnesota.

Lanesboro is also home to an amazing professional theatre that hosts performances 9 months out of the year. But performance art isn’t the only art found in Lanesboro. The town is also home to several artists, many of whom sell and display their works at the Lanesboro Arts Center and occasionally open their studios for tours. In the surrounding countryside, take the time to visit Amish farms and buy their delicious treats and handmade products.

Lanesboro truly does have a lot to offer, but most importantly, it’s a great place to escape the busy noise of the city and explore the beautiful natural surroundings.

Before River Tubing on the Root River, enjoy a delicious breakfast at our Lanesboro MN Bed and Breakfast!

Where to Stay in Lanesboro MN

Even though there’s a lot to love about getaways to Lanesboro MN, including river tubing on the Root River, truly one of the best reasons to visit this charming hamlet is for the opportunity to stay at Bed and Breakfasts like the Habberstad House, the #1 rated Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro MN. From the moment you enter our home, you’ll be blown away by the attention to detail and the welcoming hospitality.

With each stay at our Inn, you’ll find a thoughtful range of amenities, including large soaking tubs in most rooms, luxury towels and linens, reduced prices and reserved seats for our guests at the Commonweal Theatre, and a sumptuous breakfast in the morning. You’ll want for nothing during your stay with us.  Book your room at our Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast today!


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