The Rushford area celebrates outdoor activites - naturally! When you need to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate nature, there is only one place to go - RUSHFORD! Explore MORE - get OUTDOORS!
Enjoy an afternoon with family and friends at Creekside park. The newly constructed play area is full of fun for all ages - swings, slides, ladders, sand boxes and plenty of room for "make believe". Take a moment and PLAY! Picnic shelters with electricity and tables. Restrooms (Men & Women), Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts; Paved walking trails through the park.
A beautiful and well-maintained 9-Hole golf course with cart rentals available. Relax in the club house after the round of golf with an ice-cold beverage and a tasty treat or enjoy the view from the deck that surrounds two sides of the club house. Jared Iverson, Manager
Grab your camera and a pair of good walking shoes - there are hiking trails that climb the most treasured bluff in southeast Minnesota, Magelssen Bluff and expose views that will take your breath away. From the west end of the park to the east, visitors are entranced with the beautiful landscape of the Rushford Area. Each scenic view exposes a different perspective of the glacial paths that started millions of years ago to create what is now known as the Root River valley.
The City operates a small campground directly across Highway 43 from Creekside Park Seven sites are complete with electric, sewer and water hookups. Tenting sites are also available. Also located at the Northend Park is a shelter and restroom complete with coin operated showers. Campers interested in reserving a spot should call Pam's Corner Convenience Store at 507-864-7949 to make reservations.
Horse boarding & trails; camping; facility rentals for all occasions; DJ services, stage lighting etc. A 300 x 147 OUTDOOR ARENA, MILES OF TRAILS / PLUS TRAILS TIE INTO WETBARK STATE PARK TRAILS, LODGING, PARKING, HORSE BOARDING (PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN HORSE, WE DO NOT RENT OUT HORSES). Indoor horse (12) stalls(36 x 80) available (some stalls have outdoor run attached); acres of pasture * 60x90 HEATED INDOOR VENUE; * ELECTRICAL AND PRIMITIVE PARKING; * LP EXCHANGE AVAILABLE * FIREWOOD- $20 A GREEN TUB; * BAGGED ICE AVAILABLE Jake & Holly Weiser, Owner/Operators;
Nearly 100 years after Peterson Station opened to serve Southern Minnesota Railroad customers, it welcomed the public again in 1974 - this time as a museum. Today, visitors can explore the area's past through historical memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts, or learn more about their family's history in the area at the genealogy center.
The Root River State Trail is a 42 mile long multiple use paved trail, through the quaint and picturesque rural communities of Historic Bluff Country in SE Minnesota. The Root River Trail connects to the Harmony/Preston Valley trail, which allows for another 18 miles of beautiful and scenic bike riding.
PLEASE NOTE: The 4-mile trail segment between Lanesboro and Whalan will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 while contractors replace the decking and railings on three bridges. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 30, 2012. There is no marked reroute around this area. Trail users are encouraged to either begin their trip in Whalan and go east or start in Lanesboro and go west.
HRS: Mon - Fri: 1:30 pm to 5 pm Mon - Fri: 6:00 pm to 8 pm Sat & Sun: 1:30 pm to 5 pm Cost: $4.00 Children under 2 FREE From June thru Mid-August
Anne Spartz, Board of Director, Secretary/Treasurer; Tourism Office for Rushford Area The Rushford Historical Society preserves our towns heritage by restoring and displaying the memorable buildings/artifacts that represent the Rushford area's beginning. Surrounding the site of the original Historic Depot are landmark buildings - the jailhouse, the one-room school house, the small chapel replica and a log home that is being restored with integrity and authenticity of the time it was used. Investigate and learn how our community got its start.
The Scientific & Natural Areas (SNA) program preserves natural features and rare resources of exceptional scientific and educational value.Spared by the last period of glaciation, the Rushford Sand Barrens site features a complex of rare natural communities nestled in the Root River Valley within the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest.