In the rolling Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota, Lanesboro is nestled along the Root River and the bike trail that runs alongside it, the Root River State Trail. Pedal a ways, and you hit the Harmony-Preston Trail. Both trails, 60 miles total, run fairly flat on old railroad beds. The charming downtown, dotted with great restaurants in historic brick buildings, makes a nice spot to begin and end a day of biking. Two outfitters in town rent bikes. 1-800-944-2670;

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