At your fingertips, a fun outdoor adventure destination
Explore Faribault is 60 minutes south of the Twin Cities and along the Cannon River Valley corridor. The community here is a beautiful southern Minnesota destination for a family outing and biking vacation. The relaxed lifestyle and picturesque surroundings here draw many people out to explore. On the east end of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail, you will have several loop options that will take you on quiet rural roads for an actual touring experience. Spending several days here is easy, with plenty of retail areas, recreational activities, and restaurant choices in Faribault.
Where to Bike in the Area
Explore and enjoy the beauty of the lakes and rolling terrain around the Faribault area. Riding your bike to the city parks or the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail from your chosen hotel is easy. At the city park, take the 39-mile journey on the paved state rail-bed trail west, passing through Morristown, Waterville, and Elysian before reaching Mankato. Choose from many scenic loops the local bike club designed for road touring. For the mountain biker, there are miles of off-road trails at the River Bend Nature Center.
For those looking to travel closer to home
Traveling closer to home is the new norm for many of us trying to stretch our vacation dollars. So a bicycling staycation or a one-tank drive when exploring Visit Faribault and including neighboring communities, like Northfield or Owattona. Options like this might help open your eyes to new horizons with economic and environmental benefits where nature offers enough trails and fun outdoor activities around its parks that you may want to extend your stay.
Available Maps for the Area
Area Bike Shops and Clubs
Milltown Cycles | 311 Central Ave. N., Faribault, MN 55021 | 507-331-2636
Faribault Flyers Cycle Club – offering safe rides in Rice County through Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails (CROCT) | Main Office: 912 Meadow View Drive, Northfield, MN 55057
Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking
J&J Bowling | 1802 4th St. N.W., Faribault, MN 55021 | 507-334-3262
Aleman Apple Creek Orchard | 5524 185th Street West, Faribault, MN 55021 | 507-334-9043
Whillock Studios | 122 1st Ave. N.E., Faribault, MN 55021 | 507-334-8306
Where to Eat
From the Cheese Cave to Augustus Piadina Restaurant, the Faribault area offers several exciting and charming cafes and ice cream shops. If these do not appeal to you, there are also many other options.
For more places to eat when in the area, click on Faribault Restaurants.
Where to sleep
Faribault has several charming and exciting lodging properties for your next visit. For the most up-to-date listing, Visit Faribault Hotels.
Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area
Along with most hotels, many coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi availability. Also, the public library is a good option.
WI-FI Hotspots and the Library
You will find Wi-Fi access in many coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels. The Buckham Memorial Library in Faribault is located at 11 Division Street East and can be reached by phone at the following number: 507-334-2089 for access.
See the Minneapolis Northwest Tourism Bureau for more detailed information on your next trip to explore the Twin Cities metro Area.
See the Faribault Tourism Bureau for more detailed information.