Lanesboro, in the heart of the Driftless region, is known for its bluffs, forests and vistas that sparkle with snow. Come frolic in our winter wonderland with sledding, skating, skiing and snowshoeing. Book a room at one of our popular inns and relax next to the fireplace. Visit local restaurants for some comfort food and sip signature drinks at our bars and brewery. Lanesboro’s natural beauty shines through all seasons and the possibilities are endless for winter fun. Take some time for yourself and “chill” this winter in our beautiful small town.
Scroll through the gallery below to find ideas for the perfect itinerary in Lanesboro.
1. Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota
Lanesboro is home to many beautiful inns, each with its own charm. Friendly hosts welcome you to get cozy and comfortable during your stay. They can also help you plan your next activity or make recommendations for dining or shopping. Visit lacc.mn/stay to check availability.
2. Stroll Through Sylvan Park
The quiet serenity of Sylvan Park is the perfect place for a winter stroll. Nearby is the Sons of Norway Hall, which is a gathering place for many community events and activities. Walk a bit further to the downtown for shopping and dining options. Learn more about our community by visiting lacc.mn/arts.
3. Lanesboro’s Night Life
Lanesboro’s beautiful downtown is illuminated as residents and visitors alike enjoy an evening on the town. Lanesboro eateries have many options for dining and local bars offer traditional and signature drinks. Many host live entertainment throughout the season. Visit lacc.mn/eat to learn more.
4. Relaxing Winter Fun
A horse-drawn wagon ride through the countryside is made even more magical by a fresh coating of snow. Ride through the woods overlooking the Root River Valley and listen to the peaceful clip clop and festive sleigh bells. Go to lacc.mn/attractions to discover more adventures in Lanesboro.
5. Winter Trout Fishing
Southeastern Minnesota contains some of the nation’s best trout fishing streams. Because of the area’s karst geology, it is home to miles and miles of cold-water fed streams, providing excellent habitat for trout and other fish. To arrange a winter fishing trip or to learn more about the opportunities, visit lacc.mn/outdoors.
6. Snowshoeing and other winter fun
Lanesboro is home to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center where one can enjoy many outdoor winter activities, including snowshoeing through the woods and cross-country skiing over open fields. One may also follow the Root River Trail through the woods and countryside. For more information on the trail, visit lacc.mn/attractions.
7. Slide into winter fun!
Winter does not need to be tranquil or peaceful – it can be downright fun! One of our local outfitters can provide the right equipment for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-tubing and help you find the perfect location for each. Visit lacc.mn/outdoors for more information.
100 Milwaukee Rd., Lanesboro, MN 55949