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Enjoy the quaint charm found in the upper Midwest when you travel Minnesota’s 88-mile Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway, through watercolor landscapes surrounded by woodsy hills and dramatic bluffs.

Every so often, you’ll spot the silhouette of an Amish buggy, now more common as more in this community have moved to southern Minnesota to farm the rich soil found here. Most often they’re traveling to one of eight historic market trail towns, filled with restaurants, art galleries, historic attractions, antique shops, museums, and carefully preserved historic districts, that dot the road.

As you move through the Root River Valley, there are places where the route parallels the Root River bike trail. Explore Forestville Mystery Cave National Park and learn the area’s heritage from costumed interpreters portraying life in 1899 Historic Forestville.