At a Glance: Exploring Little Falls – Fun and Food
Where the Mississippi River pauses, native inhabitants and settlers alike found the location to be a great place meet and explore. In the center of Little Falls, at Maple Island Park next to the fall on the Mississippi River, you will have a better idea how the town received its name. With the Soo State Trail crossing the river below the city and the Paul Bunyan Trail soon connecting from the north, you will find miles of scenic, bike-friendly roads for your riding pleasure. With plenty of retail, recreation, and restaurant choices to explore, it’s easy to spend several days here.
Where to Bike in the Area
Explore and enjoy the beauty in one of the oldest river towns in Minnesota. From most hotels in town or the Charles A. Lindbergh Sate Park campground, it is easy to ride your bike to connect to the paved trail and quiet roads for miles of enjoyable bicycling. North on the Mississippi River Trail, ride up to Camp Ripley where the Veterans State Trail will soon connect to the Paul Bunyan Trail. South on the Mississippi River Trail, make an easy “Round-the-river-loop” crossing on the Soo Trail Bridge and ride back up on a quiet road on the river’s east bank – or venture to the southwest on the Soo Trail to the Lake Wobegon Trail. For more road riding options check with the local bike club for your riding pleasure. For the mountain biker, there are miles of varying terrain through back country roads and the Soo Recreational Trial running east to the state border.
Available Maps for the Area
Area Bike Shops and Clubs
Accelerated Sports & Fitness | 607 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN 56401 | 218-454-0100
Easy Rider Bikes | 415 Washington St., Brainerd, MN 56401 | 218-829-5516
Trail Blazer Bikes | 14843 Edgewood Dr. N., Baxter, MN 56425 | 218-829-8542
Central Minnesota Bike Club | Offers safe rides
Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking
Charles A. Lindbergh Historical Site | 1620 Lindbergh Drive So., Little Falls, MN 56345 | 320-616-5421
Pine Grove Zoo | 1200 West Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 | 320-616-5595
Great River Arts Association (GRAA) | 122 1st Street S.E., Little Falls, MN 56345 | 320-632-0960
Family Medical Center Gallery by GRAA | 811 2nd Street S.E., Little Falls MN, 56345
Little Falls Morrison County Government Center Gallery by GRAA | 213 1st Avenue S.E., Little Falls, MN 56345
Little Falls Heartland Symphony Orchestra | 122 1st Street S.E., Little Falls, MN 56345 | 800-826-1997
More Little Falls Attractions.
Where to Eat
From the Corborn’s Deli to an elegant meal at The Black & White, the Little Falls area also offers several interesting and charming cafes and ice cream shops suited for your taste.
Charlie’s Pizza | 1006 North Haven Road, Little Falls, MN 56345 | 300-632-6727
Zoomski’s Coffee Shop | 500 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 | 320-632-4355
Donna’s Big Johns | 125 Broadway Avenue West, Little Falls, MN 56345 | 320-616-4733
Where to Sleep When Visiting
Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area
Along with most hotels, coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi availability. The public library is another good option.
Find the Great River – Little Falls Public Library at 108 N.E. 3rd St., Little Falls. They are also reachable by telephone at 320-632-9676.
See the Little Falls Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.