Year-round – Canoes, Kayaks, tubes, bikes, cross-country skis, snowshoes, guided fishing trips.
Seasonal – Eagle Cliff Campground offers a variety of rentals, including: canoes, kayaks and tubes.
Near the Root River and Root River State Trail, apartment rentals by the night or longer; 2-night min.stay during peak. Near the Root River and Root River State Trail, canoe, kayak and tube rentals with transportation.
Seasonal – Bikes, recumbents, canoes, kayaks, tubes, rentals, sales and repairs. RV and camping supplies; bait.
Vinegar Ridge Recreation Area is located along the 42-mile multiple-use paved Root River State Trail and six miles of horseback riding trails. Visitors can also canoe or kayak for a short trip along the Root River State Water Trail within the recreational area.
Water activities abound! Canoe, kayak, tube, or fish the river and the area’s vast network of streams.
The Root River represents the timeless scenic and historic qualities characteristic of southeastern Minnesota. The river has gentle to moderate flow with a few riffles, although water level can vary substantially with rainfall. Many quaint towns along the river offer historical sights, services, and hospitality, making it ideal for a family day trip.