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PETERSON, MINNESOTA –Eat, Laugh, Stay, Play, Enjoy!

Nestled between bluffs carved over centuries by the Root River and never  touched by glaciers, you find the small city of Peterson.  Peter Peterson, the  town father must have settled here because of the winding river, fertile soil,  breathtaking scenery, wildlife, trout streams, and few if any mosquitoes!

While visiting – don’t forget to try Burdey’s Café for their interesting  menu and famous pies – tour the Peterson State Fish Hatchery, or climb  Indian Trail through the Peterson North Woods.  Right in Peterson you can  rent canoes, tubes, or kayaks for a relaxing day on the Root River, or eat a  delicious ice cream treat at Geneva’s Old­ Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor featuring Chocolate Shoppe ice cream from Wisconsin’s dairyland. Our  local talented artist, Turned Write Handcrafted Art, has a showroom and  studio right on main street and is also willing to work on your own  personal projects.

If you decide to visit us or even purchase a residence in Peterson, we are a  perfect home base.  Drive Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway to easily get  to all the Root River Trail Towns.  We are close to the arts community of  Lanesboro, the bustling city of Rushford, and the International Owl Center  of Houston, MN.  Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, offers  interesting classes and activities for all ages.  Whalan, home of the Standstill  Parade, has just opened a new museum; and Harmony gives you an authentic  experience with the Amish Community of SE MN.  Near Harmony is  Niagara Cave and just outside of Preston is Historic Forestville and Mystery Cave.  These day trips keep life interesting in the Rushford Peterson Valley.

Please stop at the Peterson Station Museum and Visitor Center to pick up  brochures and learn more about this “best kept secret of Minnesota.”

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Our family has been making trips to Peterson for the last seventeen years. We love the area and all the opportunity for outdoor activities. We snowshoe and hike in the winter and walk and bike in the spring and fall. Summertime we add in canoeing or kayaking. Last June we participated in Gammel Dag Days. It was so much fun we plan to go again this summer. This area is truly a hidden paradise that everyone should experience. There is something for everyone!
- Mary, Lindsay, Amy and Evy

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