Mower County Discovery Area

Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway

Route: Hwy. 16 between La Crescent and Dexter, small loop on US-52 and MN-80 also connects Wykoff and Fountain; a scenic alternative to I-90.


Explore the Karst topography of the Driftless Area by vehicle or bicycle. This 88 mile national scenic byway follows the Root River through deeply carved valleys dominated by towering limestone cliffs. Travel the byway to the Lanesboro Fish Hatchery and other locations within the Discovery Areas.


Any fees?: No, it’s free!


Accessible?: Yes (by car)


Dog Friendly?: Yes


Time to Complete: 4-8 hours


Distance: 88 Miles


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