Historic Bluff Country

National Scenic Byway

A Link from Then to Now

Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway links together some of the most scenic, historic, cultural, natural, and recreational resources in the area. Traveling through the small towns and quaint communities along the byway, visitors find attractions that include restaurants, art galleries, theaters, antique shops, historic homes and sites, state parks, and lodging opportunities from B&B’s to motels to camping. Visitors also encounter a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including canoeing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and trout fishing. The Root River offers water-related recreation while the Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley State Trails offer miles of trail for a variety of users.

Three state parks and an extensive state forest reside within Historic Bluff Country, offering a diverse number of activities and experiences. Additionally, interpretive centers like the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, Houston Nature Center, Rushford Southeastern Minnesota Railroad Museum, and Peterson Depot Museum provide educational opportunities related to the surrounding landscape and wildlife, as well as the history of the area.

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Oakenwald Terrace Bed and Breakfast Chatfield, Minnesota Lodging Family Owned
Kaddy's Kafe La Crescent, Minnesota Fridy Fish Fry Breakfast All Day Lunch
Sweet 16 Farm Eat Local Co-op Farm Tour Event with Kids Activities, Live Music, and Free Samples
Hummer's Pub in Hoah, Minnesota. Eat Drink Fun Bar Food Live Music
Il Luigi Italian Restaurant in Rushford Minnesota. Fine Dining Pasta Wine Eatery Homemade Fresh
Fernadale Country Club in Ruhford Minnesota. Golf, Golfing, Restaurant, Bar, Grill, Food, Dining, Drinks, League
Elsie's Restaurant and Bar in Caledonia Minnesota. Eatery, Food, Hamburgers, burgers, beakfast, lunch, dinner, banquet room
River View Vineyard and Winery in La Crescent Minnesota. Locally grown grapes, wine, Missssippi River overlook, banquet and party space
Pine Creek Golf Course in La Crescent Minnesota. 9-hole Golfing, food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, leagues, public golf course
Stumpy's Restaurant and Bar in Rushford Minnesota. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Broasted Chicken, burgers, sandwiches
Jessie St Java Rushfod Minnesta Coffee sandwiches drive thru bluff country restaurnt coffee shop cafe soup local

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