“The Little Town That Could”
Located on the Root River State Bike Trail, just 4 1/2 miles east of Lanesboro, the quaint town of Whalan is the smallest town on the trail. Visitors can’t help but notice the picturesque view of the beautiful Root River valley and surrounding lime stone bluffs. Although Whalan is small, don’t let the size fool you as it has much to offer visitors. Whalan affords bikers a gazebo, playground with basketball court and picnic area for a nice respite before continuing your journey. A visit to the Whalan Museum will provide you an opportunity to learn more of the town’s heritage.
Enjoy tossing bean bags? Test out your skills at the 1st Annual Whalan Bean Bag Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held on Saturday, June 17th (Rain Date – July 15th) at the Whalan Ball Field. Cost is $20 per team. Tournament starts at noon with team check-ins at 11 am. No pre-registration required.
The 4th of July Weekend brings Whalan’s famous fast pitch softball tournament to town. Girls teams ranging in ages from 12 to 18 will provide you with exciting action. You will enjoy watching some of the most talented athletes from the region. A stop at the food stand for a brat or Whalan’s famous Egg Mc Whalan’s will be available for the early games. The 2023 tournament will be held on July 1st, 2nd and 4th which is Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
There’s no standin’ still at Whalan’s 2023 Music in the Bluffs. Come join us on Saturday, July 8th at 4 – 7 pm to enjoy the rockin’ rhythm and blues by the Rutabaga Brothers with featured vocalist Mariah Ciangiola. This concert is FREE and open to the public and will be located at the Whalan Park Gazebo. Food and beverages will be available beginning at 3:30 including free samples of the Norwegian favorite – rommegrot. BYO lawn chair or blanket.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to visit Whalan. Welcome and enjoy!