Minnesota Sights and Views

Fall colors peak soon in Lanesboro, MN

Cool, crisp nights are upon us and the maples are starting to show their fall colors in South East Minnesota.  It looks like colors should peak around Oct 8-15 and we could get 3 good weeks of color in October.  It is time for you to book a fall foliage tour to Lanesboro.

Fall foliage surrounding Lanesboro

Fall colors in the Root River Valley

During the week is a great time to visit.  The Root River bike trail is quieter.  All you can hear is the wind rustling in the trees and the crunch of new fallen leaves under your bike tires.  MBBA member inns are ready to welcome you to our pretty corner of the state.  Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B, Habberstad House, Anna Vs, Scandinavian Inn, and Berwood Hill Inn each offer unique lodging, bountiful breakfasts and welcoming innkeepers.  

Lanesboro offers more that bike touring.  You can visit the Amish community nearby.  The Amish will soon be harvesting corn for winter storage.  You can see the corn shocks drying in the fields.  The Amish bakery is one of my favorite stops.  Fresh, glazed donuts, cashew crunch, home made bread, and apple turnovers are just a sampling of what you will find.

fall foliage, fall leaf colors 2011

Fillmore County Rolling Farmland

As you visit the Amish, tour many of the ridge roads that offer mile after mile of beautiful fall foliage throughout Fillmore county.

The Commonweal Theatre is performing two plays this month: “Little Shop of Horrors” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”  Both plays have been lauded as outstanding performances.    Plan your fall leaf color tour to Lanesboro: “a quirky combination of the outdoors and the arts.”

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