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Activities & Events at Meadows Inn and in the area

Outdoor Activities in Rushford Peterson Valley

The outdoor activities listed below are held in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Please click on the appropriate link to get more information about the activity.

Birds Biking Kayaking Hiking Golfing Driving Barn Quilting

Activities at Meadows Inn

  • Enjoy our gardens and see the variety of plants and trees we have added
  • Check out our fish pond where we have goldfish who board year-round
  • Relaxation on the patio with a soothing chiminea fire
  • Enjoy a book from our library; make an exchange or a small donation if you would like to take one
  • Play croquet on our spacious lawn during your stay
  • We have a variety of games for you to enjoy when you stay with us
  • We have a hammock for you to relax and let time slip away

Other Activities in Rushford Peterson Valley

  • Visit the Rushford Area Historic Depot Museum in Rushford
  • Visit the Peterson Station Museum/Visitor Center in Peterson, just five miles from Rushford
  • Located in Rushford Village, between Rushford and Peterson, check out Rushford Sand Barrens SNA (Scientific & Natural Area), to see rare plant species
  • Adjacent to the Rushford Depot, see the old-fashioned community, a work in progress. The community consists of a school house, a church, a log cabin and a jail-house, in addition to the historic depot building
  • Drive to the top of the 440-foot high Magelssen Bluff to get a great view of Rushford from one of the two lookouts. From the blufftop city park, you can see the 5th oldest oak in Minnesota, plus other natural wonders.
  • Find out about the annual Lipmasters Fishing Contest, held each year in April on the Root River.
  • You can go to Kyle Colbenson's Wind Turbine Orchard, just north of town, to pick apples in the fall.
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Area Activities

  • Exploring Niagara Cave, in Harmony, or Mystery Cave, near Preston; both fascinating and unique geological attractions
  • Amish Tours of Harmony provides a unique view of the local Amish culture
  • tickets We have tickets to the Commonweal Theatre Company live production in Lanesboro. We would be happy to make theatre reservations for you along with your reservation to stay with us. Call us or click on the tickets links to make your reservation and buy tickets on-line. Just let us know when making your room reservation.

Events in Rushford Peterson Valley

The events listed below are held in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Please click on the appropriate link to get more information about the event.

ExpoCulinariaRushford hosts this impressive culinary delight. Following up on the success of previous years, the ExpoCulinaria event will showcase both the restaurants and vendors within the city itself. ExpoCulinaria is expected to feature wine, microbrew, and coffee tastings, samples of mouth-watering dressings, salsas, spreads, jams, and more. Other features may include gluten-free dietary lifestyles and local, organic foods.

Gammel DagJoin Peterson for the Annual Gammel Dag Fest (Norwegian for "Good Old Days"). Activities may include live music, Scandinavian craft lessons, dancers, tractor rides, chicken dinner, historic scavenger hunt, a variety of tournaments, museum tours, children's activities, parade, clowns, Amish buggy rides, and drawings.

Rushford DaysTo experience Rushford Days, visit Rushford, in the heart of the Rushford Peterson Valley, for the annual July event celebrating our community. Fun for all; adults and youngsters alike.

Taste of the TrailTaste of the Trail will include many "flavors" of Rushford and Rushford Village. Pick up your local "passport" at the Rushford Historic Depot and visit the participating restaurants and retail stores that offer free food samples. On site at the Depot will be the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market, local artisans and crafters, and live music from local musicians.

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Other Events in the Area

The events listed are in the area, within 20 miles of Rushford. Please click on the appropriate link to get more information about the event.

Bluff Country Studio Art TourJump in your car and travel around southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa to experience Bluff Country Studio Art Tour. Treat yourself to a weekend of art in galleries and artist studios. Works of art will be available for purchase. Artists will be taking questions and talking about their work. Some will be doing demonstrations.

ShakespeareThe Great River Shakespeare Festival makes its home in Winona, MN, just 20 easy miles from Meadows Inn. A Professional Equity and Non-Profit Theater Company, we bring in artists from all over the country to produce dynamic productions of the plays of Shakespeare and other playwrights, free concerts and events, extensive educational programs, and comprehensive, world class theater training.

BeethovenJust 20 easy miles from Meadows Inn, the Minnesota Beethoven Festival is an annual, three-week classical music festival in Winona, presenting nationally and internationally recognized artists in performance each summer.

Rhubarb FestivalJust 18 easy miles from Meadows Inn, Lanesboro's Rhubarb Festival usually includes fun filled activities to engage in. From the youngest attendee to the oldest, this festival is enjoyed by all! Activities often include a Farmer's Market, unique and interesting crafts, pageants, food vendors, baking contests, contests for the biggest rhubarb leaf, the longest rhubarb stalk, and more!

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