Bike Getaway, Peterson on the Root River Trail

This week the HaveFunBiking Getaway Contest spotlights Peterson, Minn. Known for its Norwegian heritage, water sports and pie – Peterson is the ticket. Centrally located along the Root River this quaint little town is 13.5 miles east from Lanesboro and 4.8 miles west from Rushford, by way of the trail. Along with many riding opportunities, both on the paved trail and the scenic country roads that meander in and out of the bluffs, visitors will find many other activities here including birding, hiking, paddling/tubing or just hanging out along the river.

A smiling face serving ice cream at Geneva's on Main Street, in Peterson

A smiling face serving ice cream at Geneva’s on Main Street, in Peterson

This Bike Getaway highlights a prize package you can build on. It begins with a complimentary one-night stay, for two, at the Andor Wenneson Inn, Peterson, next to the Root River Trail.  Also included in this package for two:

Other fun opportunities while staying in Peterson:

  • Visit the Peterson Historic Museum and Heritage Center
  • Take a tour of the Trout Rearing Station at Peterson Fish Hatchery
  • Hike up the bluff on the North Peterson Hiking Trail.

The winner of this Peterson Getaway Package will be announced from our HaveFunBiking e-Database on Tuesday, June 2nd.  If you haven’t already subscribed, please register now for our weekly drawings and the HaveFunBiking e-Newsletter by clicking here.

About Peterson and the Root River Trail

The City of Peterson is a popular spot for active individual’s using the Root River and the paved trail system. A charming Norwegian community, the town is a two and a half hour drive from the Twin Cities, located in South Eastern Minnesota. The bike trail here follows the Root River and intersects with Peterson’s main street making it easy to find a delicious place to eat or stop to enjoy an ice cream treat. If water sports (trout fishing, tubing and paddling) or bird watching and hiking are your thing, extend your stay for more fun. With three lodging properties in Peterson, make this your vacation headquarters waking up and relaxing to the sounds of wildlife. For more information about Peterson, the Museum or your Norwegian Heritage see:

A Pedal MN Bike Repair Station conveniently located in Peterson

A Pedal MN Bike Repair Station conveniently located in Peterson

About the Bike Getaway Contest

If you like the bike map’s in the “Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide” here is your chance to win a Getaway Package to one of the bike friendly areas we showcase. Each week, starting June 2nd, we will draw an email address from our e-subscriber database. The selected winner will then be informed they have won a Bike Getaway Package to one of our bicycle friendly destinations highlighted the previous week. The last drawing will be held on September 28th, for a Fahrlander Fitwell Bike.  Just registering here to win, it’s simple and free.