Things to see and do in Lanesboro

MN Waterways Jan 7-Feb 19, 2017. In Minnesota, water is a part of our identity, our culture, and our history. Water/Ways, a new and exciting exhibition and community engagement initiative from the Smithsonian Institution’s ‘Museum on Main Street’ (MoMS) program in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, will be on display in the Events Hall at Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro Wednesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the six week run. Admission is free.

Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/root_river/index.html. This paved, 42-mile state trail begins in Fountain and runs through the quaint and picturesque rural communities of Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and Houston. Constructed on an abandoned railroad, the trail is generally level and wheelchair accessible. A ski pass is required. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/skipass/index.html

History buffs: After you ski head over to discover historic Lanesboro on a self-guided tour of historical sites. Lanesboro was crowned with the Great American Main Street Award in 1998 and historic preservation is of high priority in the community. Self-guided historical tour maps are available at Lanesboro's Historical Museum. While at the Lanesboro Historical Museum be sure to see their collection of Buffalo Bill memorabilia. http://www.lanesboro.com/arts-and-culture/museums-and-history Fillmore County History Center & Genealogy Library is located just 11 miles from Lanesboro and offers collections of artifacts, documents, literature, photographs, and resources to research your genealogy.

Lanesboro is recognized as the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Minnesota! Make a weekend of your visit with many options at historicExterior shot of Lanesboro bed and breakfastproperties throughout the area. http://www.lanesboro.com/where-to-stay/

Take the Bluff Country Scenic Byway to or from Lanesboro: More than 10,000 years ago glaciers covered all of Minnesota except the southeastern region. Geologists call this the “driftless” region. Minnesotans call it “Bluff Country.” This 88-mile byway showcases Minnesota's rich and rolling farm land on the west and the east end closely parallels the Root River passing trout streams and spectacular tree-covered bluffs featuring limestone palisades and the rich hardwoods found in this area. http://www.lanesboro.com/what-to-do/attractions/national-scenic-byway#5

Pampering: The Stone Mill Hotel & Suites in Lanesboro and Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan offer on-site massages by appointment.