Life is Good on the Root

Nov 4, 2022Bike Trails, Water Trails

Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Recharge your spirit as you explore hundreds of acres of tranquil parkland and miles of peaceful trails in Janesville, WI

There is such a thing as a perfect fall day. The leaves have turned, but the sun is still strong and you packed a light jacket, just in case. Whether you came here to fish, bike, paddle, shop or take in the annual Taste of the Trail celebration, the Root River is your constant companion. You get to the next town, grab a coffee, find a bench and watch the water flow by. Life is good on the Root River/Harmony Preston Valley Trail.

Click Image for Slideshow

Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Fergus Falls is the gateway to the scenic Central Lakes State Trail
Hutchinson MN: Home of the Luce Line State Trail
Experience Minnesota's North Shore fall splendor in beautiful Cook County
Ski, Snowboard, Fat Bike with a lift assist at Detroit Mountain!
Minnesota's Tour de Save is an annual bike ride fundraiser for suicide prevention

Keep up with the latest MN Trails news and events in our newsletter

About me

I’m Jan, the publisher of Minnesota Trails Magazine. I’m looking for that one trail, the next ride, a new discovery and other reasons never to sit still in Minnesota.

Save

More stories:

13 Minnesota Bike Events in the Next 12 Months

Here’s a look at Minnesota bike events from now until September of 2021. Ride an old favorite or find a new one!

Going the Distance on Four Wheels

The Lake Wobegon and Central Lakes Trail system is known for being a destination for walkers, bikers, runners and inline skaters, but the long, flat trail is beginning to gain the attention of endurance skateboarders.

Task Force Recommends New Office to Make State Parks More Inviting to Diverse Users

Outdoor recreation is a huge business in Minnesota. It could be much bigger if people of color saw more campers and hikers who looked like them.

Make Your Escape: A Cuyuna Christmas

Writer Tonja Sahaydak spent Christmas with the family in a Cuyuna yurt and went dashing through the snow.

Adaptive Mountain Biking at Three Rivers Parks

Mountain biking is a great way to exercise, but it’s not always easy for people with disabilities.

New Mountain Bike Trails in Glenwood, MN

Crews have been busy and the smell of freshly turned dirt is in the air at Barsness Park.

Made in Minnesota: Black Ship Cycles

Black Ship Cycles, a one person shop, makes custom cycles in Minneapolis, MN.

October Fun Walk with the NSTT

Join the North Star Trail Travelers on a fun walk at Afton State Park this October.

Minnesota Gravel Rides Q&A

Ready to leave the pavement behind? Trails caught up with organizers of some of Minnesota’s many gravel rides.

A Tale of Two Trails: Paul Bunyan State Trail

You’ll see many incarnations of Paul Bunyan and other colorful characters in towns along this one-of-a-kind trail.

Visit our trail-friendly sponsor!
Whether you're an adventurer, antiquer, foodie or historian, Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range has the perfect activity for you.

Please join our newsletter mailing list!

It’s your source for sneak previews of the next print issue, new trails to explore, upcoming events and the latest blog posts. We promise to keep it brief, entertaining and relevant and you can unsubscribe anytime. We will not share your info with anyone.

* indicates required