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“Beautiful bicycle trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Root River

Root River
Lanesboro, MN
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Lanesboro
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Rochester, MN
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28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“Beautiful bicycle trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Root River Bike trail has lots of great options. Lanesboro to Rushford is about 35 miles round trip and is mostly canopied and an easy grade. Lanesboro to Preston is about 20 miles round trip and goes through beautiful forested areas. A great couple of days of biking. It's easy to plan a ride to one of the small towns and back again with a stop for lunch.

Visited July 2012
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Okoboji, Iowa
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231 reviews 231 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“A fun bike ride along the river.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We enjoyed our 30 mile bike ride along the Root River from Lanesboro to Peterson. It was pleasant along the river and fairly cool under the canopy of trees, but the scenery was not breathtaking. We would like to try some of the other legs of the trail for perhaps more interesting scenery.

Visited July 2012
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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“Canoe, Kayak, Tube”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Root River is really fun for canoeing and kayaking, but, a might slow for tubing. At least this year.

Visited July 2012
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wisconsin
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“Great Trail System!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We are hard core bikers, and for the most part racers and "rodies." Never thought I'd want to ride a bike trail, but this place was beautiful with interesting terrain and winding path. We'll be back. In three days we road the entire trail system ... 66 miles, 58 miles, and 24 miles in three days. Check out the place place in Whalen!! Yummmmm.

Visited July 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Great recreation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A great recreational river for trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing. Wonderful bicycling and cross country skiing along the adjacent trail as well.

Visited August 2011
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