Ways to Play in the Root River Valley
The 88-mile Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway (State-16) with bluffs on both sides creates photo ops galore, making you wish for more places to pull over. Running from Dexter to La Crescent, the byway connects Preston, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford, and Houston. Small museums, parks, trails and historical sites entice you to stop along the drive.
Other scenic drives in the area include the Apple Blossom Scenic Byway in the east end of the river valley and the Amish Buggy Byway running through Harmony (800/428-2030; bluffcountry.com).