55.7 Walkway trestle bridge. It is an excellent river for canoeing. About this segment. These 60 miles of paved trails are used for biking, jogging, walking, in-line skating, and cross-country skiing. So, I only half-enjoyed it. The second is flat with very little to look at. Map 2 - Main stem of the Zumbro River. North Branch of the Root River Miles RIVER 86.5 County Highway 2 bridge. Class Difficulty: Riffles Our group of kayaks and canoes paddle down the Root River in Minnesota from the Lanesboro dam to Eagle Cliffs. From Theilman to the river’s mouth, the valley widens with farmland beyond the banks. 55.8 County Highway 8 bridge and pier fishing. Experience Mad River Canoe. The Root River flows for 80 miles (130 km) through the Driftless Area of southeastern Minnesota and is a tributary of the Upper Mississippi River. 55.0 Root River State Trail bridge. Unfortunately, the river has changed and not for the better. The DNR lacks interest in removing dangerous debris. On a warm, sunny day, there is nothing better than taking the canoe out for a gentle ride. It’s two-halves are distinctly different. Zumbro Falls to Hammond. Download map - order map. We've reincarnated Jim Henry’s original benchmark design, the standard for versatile performance, with the all new rugged and abuse ready T-formex material. 55.9 Root River State Trail bridge. Ages ago, these waterways cut deep into the earth resulting in majestic rock outcrops, steep wooded valleys and ravines, and diverse plant and animal communities. The first half is pretty, curvy and riffly. 55.2 County Highway 250 bridge. 53.2 Confluence with the Root River. This popular section of the Root River flows through Racine (the French word for root) on its way to Lake Michigan. Created based on a hardcopy map provided by the"Mattagami Region Conservation Authority" published / copyright 2011. The flat water welcomes all skill levels and is perfect for a family excursion. Get Started. Date: August 2, 2013. Located one hour southeast from the Twin cities, the Root River Water Trail combines family-friendly paddling, picturesque scenery, and small town hospitality all into one trip. Introducing the new Explorer 16. with many rivers and streams, such as the Root River, fl owing into the Mississippi. 55.0 Outfitter off river, south of Hwy 16. Whether you're interested in canoe touring, tripping or an afternoon of fishing, getting YOU time is as easy as ever. Spend a relaxing day floating through the bluffs on the Root River in one our new We-No-Nah Canoes or River Tubes. The Root River State Trail meanders 42 miles alongside the Root River from Fountain to Houston. There are two scenic state bike trails, the Root River State Trail and the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail, that connect the Root River Trail Towns. Gone are the good old days when the Root River was a lazy tube filled with relaxation and fun. 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