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City of Chatfield

"The Chosen Valley"

Bandtown USA

Visitors are surrounded by historical charm and the miracles of nature in this vibrant community set at the gate of Bluff Country. Halfway between Rochester and Lanesboro, Chatfield is well known for its quality of life, entrepreneurial spirit, and rich social fabric that includes concerts, plays, art galleries and more at the Chatfield Center for the Arts ( for latest schedule), the famous Chatfield Brass Band that performs weekly outdoor concerts in the summer, and quick access to other amenities. Chatfield also has a variety of one of a kind, locally owned shops and restaurants.

The international headquarters of the Pope & Young Club calls Chatfield home and its North American bow hunting museum is open to the public. Two additional history museums also call Chatfield home.

Other highlights include a 19-mile public ATV trail (for both Class 1 and Class 2 ATVs – for information call 507.867.4410), year-round trout fishing with over 35 acres of public access easements within city limits, Chosen Valley Golf Course, a Carnegie Library, and public swimming pool.

Canoe the Root River with a public access west on Highway 2 and also south on Highway 52. The Bluff Country Hiking Club maintains the six-mile Lost Creek Hiking Trail that starts in Groen Park and traverses the bluffs and valleys west of Chatfield.

Unusual city treasures include the Haven Stone Wall, created with rocks from all over the world and the Music Lending Library which is a one-of-a-kind- library that lends rare sheet music around the world.

Stop by the Visitor’s Center in downtown City Park, call 507.867.3966, or the city offices at 507.867.3810 for more information!


General Information

City Hall Address

21 Southeast Second Street




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