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Visitor’s Guide

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A classic american river town Along the scenic banks of the Cannon River, lies charming Northfield, Minnesota. With its 150 years of history, art, culture and education, Northfield offers something for everyone. Nature lovers flock to hike the trails of Cowling ­Arboretum, bicyclists pursue the varied terrain, foodies savor the dining options, music aficionados come for the lively scene, and EVERYONE pours into town for the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration, the first weekend after Labor Day in September.

F history – In 1855, John Wesley North settled in what would become Northfield for the great hydrologic power potential and abundant natural resources. North build a saw mill, then a grist mill and a bridge. In 2015, Post Consumer Brands purchased MOM Brands (Malt-O-Meal) and continues to operate a mill in the same location established by North. In fact, Northfield is the only place in the world where Malt-O-Meal hot cereal is produced!

Contact Information NORTHFIELD CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

c/o Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce 205 3rd Street West, Suite B • Northfield, MN 55057 Phone: 507-645-5604 • Toll Free: 800-658-2548 Email: info@visitingnorthfield.com visitingnorthfield.com 24 Hour Visitor Center Photo Credits: Carleton College, City of Northfield, Defeat of Jesse James Days C­ ommittee, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Northfield Citizens Online, Northfield Golf Club, Northfield Historical Society, St. Olaf College, Griff Wigley


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F The Town that Stood Tall – On September 7,

1876, the James-Younger gang rode into town, intent on robbing the First National Bank of Northfield. When the holdup was discovered by local citizens, they began to arm themselves to face down the gang. A battle ensued and lasted only seven minutes. When it was over, two robbers lay dead in the street and the remaining six outlaws fled the town. It is the extraordinary courage and independent spirit of these townspeople that is honored on the weekend after Labor Day each year during Defeat of Jesse James Days. djjd.org

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attractions Track Jesse James along the Outlaw Trail, tour our many historic sites, expand your mind at one of our prestigious colleges, or just spend a relaxing afternoon picking apples or berries. There’s so much to see and do in Northfield that you may come for the weekend and want to stay the whole week! F Riverwalk Market Fair – With scenic views of

the Cannon River, one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities and a waterfall that casts a romantic glow in the evening, Northfield’s riverwalk is a perfect way to spend a family afternoon or a romantic moment with that special someone. Every Saturday morning from June to mid-October the Riverwalk Market Fair hosts artists, performers and organic farmers selling their work on Bridge Square. Come enjoy great food, art and entertainment. riverwalkmarketfair.org

F Northfield Historical Society and Museum – Come learn about Northfield’s unique history

and experience life as it was. The bank that the James-Younger gang attempted to rob in 1876 is one of Northfield’s most famous attractions, and the museum preserves the site as it stood on the fateful day. 408 Division St, 507-645-9268, northfieldhistory.org

F Northfield Arts Guild – The Northfield Arts Guild

was founded in 1959 and is one of the oldest art non-profits in the state of Minnesota. Housed in two historic buildings, the Arts Guild produces more than 100 annual art events and 25 weekly art classes. See Arts and Culture section for more information. Center for the Arts 304 Division; Arts Guild Theater, 411 W. 3rd St, 507-645-8877, northfieldartsguild.org


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F Farmer’s Market at Riverside Park

Local growers offer delicious homemade and homegrown products. With a loyal following, it’s best to arrive early for the pick of the crop. The market is held every Tuesday and Friday
from May through October, and every 3rd Friday year round. West 7th Street and Riverside Park from 11:45am-1pm and Saturdays from 9-11am.

F Tours – The Convention and Visitors Bureau can help plan

a group visit and tour of Northfield and the surrounding area. They can also assist with customizing a portion of an existing tour or excursion. The CVB has two very popular tours for groups to enjoy: • The Outlaw Trail – The route taken by the James-Younger Gang as they rode through the Northfield area in 1876. The tour includes historic buildings, campsites, country roads and a few little towns along the way. • Historic Sites and Points of Interest – A sampling of charming, attractive, historic buildings and interesting sites in and around the Northfield area. The CVB provides a self-guided tour brochure of both these tours. A tour guide service is available for tour buses and large groups when reservations are made in advance of a visit. 800-658-2548 visitingnorthfield.com/groups

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area attractions F The alpaca farm store/ fossum family farm alpacas

Offering animal sales of both breeding stock and fiber/pet quality, boarding, brokering, herdsire stud services and mentoring. Raw fiber, rovings (batts and rope), yarn, handmade items and commercial made alpaca products available in the store. Offering classes for carding, dyeing, felting, spining and weaving. Call for group tours and class schedule. 5445 320th St W, Northfield, 507-645-0365, the-alpaca-farm-store.com

F Bridgewater produce farm market

Located just two miles from downtown, the market has proudly raised fresh fruits and vegetables for over 50 years. Highway 19 West, 651-253-2689, bridgewaterproducefarm.com

F red barn farm of northfield

A country-side view and an updated 100-year-old barn offer a unique, refreshing setting just three miles out of Northfield. They feature weekly Wednesday Pizza Nights, as well as weekend weddings. Wood-fired pizzas are made with handmade dough with a gluten-free option. They utilize their chemical-free vegetable gardens for many of the toppings as well as locally sourced sausage. BYO dinnerware, beverage and blanket/ chairs for this outdoor dining experience. A general store offers beverages, appetizers, scrumptious treats and homemade salsas and sauces produced by the owners. May-October: Wednesdays 4-8:30pm (check website for time changes) and 3rd Sunday of the month 11:30am-3:30pm. 10063 110th St E, Northfield, 507-664-0304, redbarnfarmofnorthfield.com

F shepherd’s way farms

Located 7 miles southeast of Northfield, across from the Big Woods State Park. Offering guided 1.5 hour tours, including the milking parlour and artisan cheesemaking facilities. Enjoy private tastings of award winning cheeses and custom-made sausages, or take a cheesemaking class. Call for tour dates and pricing details. 8626 160th St E, Nerstrand, 507-663-9040, shepherdswayfarms.com

F Little Hill Berry Farm

Located just north of Northfield and offers the best blueberries around! 4339 320th St W, Northfield, 507-301-7183, littlehillberryfarm.com


F fireside orchard & gardens

Located five miles west of Northfield on Highway 19 and offers the finest apples and more. 2225 Lonsdale Blvd, 507-663-1376, firesideorchard.com

F lorence’s berry farm

Located seven miles north of town and offers the freshest berries around. 28625 Foliage Ave, 507-645-9749 or 507-645-2528, lorencesberryfarm.com

F meetinghall Brewery

Nestled along the east bank of the Cannon River in Dundas, Meetinghall Brewery sits on a pre-Civil War site that boasts the oldest original taproom building in Minnesota. Gather and enjoy high-quality beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages made with local ingredients ranging from wheat, barley, hops, cherries, honey, and a dose of river town pride. (763) 213-3369, meetinghallbrewery.com

F cannon river winery

Limestone walls, rustic décor, an antique tasting bar, winethemed merchandise and award winning onsite winemaking. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, birthday party, family reunion, girl’s weekend or business meeting, your next event at Cannon River Winery will be unlike any other. 421 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, 507-263-7400, cannonriverwinery.com

F Loon liquors

A certifed organic distillery producing a nationally awarded craft whiskey (Loonshine) and a new craft gin (Metropoligin). There is a cocktail room in the distillery serving cocktails made from scratch with house-made bitters, ginger ale and a variety of simple syrups. Open Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-midnight and Saturdays 2pm-midnight. 1325 Armstrong Rd, Ste 165, Northfield, info@loonliquors.com, loonliquors.com

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ARTs and culture Northfield offers a number of museums, galleries and theaters for your cultural enjoyment. Check the calendar of events at visitingnorthfield.com for more information on everything going on in Northfield. F Stage

• Weitz Center for Creativity Theater and Nourse Little Theater, 507-222-4531, carleton.edu, Carleton College

• Kelsey and Haugen theaters, 507-786-3240, stolaf.edu, St. Olaf College

• Northfield Arts Guild, 411 W 3rd St, 507-645-8877, northfieldartsguild.org

F Music – Whether in a pub, a coffeehouse or just along the

Riverwalk, you can usually find live music in Northfield. Check the calendars at visitingnorthfield.com or entertainmentguidemn.com for more information. • Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, cvrorchestra.org • Carleton and St. Olaf colleges: recitals, concerts and other musical events. • Northfield Arts Guild 411 Concert Series, northfieldartsguild.org

Local venues with frequent live music include: • Contented Cow, 302 Division St S, 507-663-1351, contentedcow.com • Froggy Bottoms River Pub, 307 Water St S, 507-301-3611, froggybottoms.com • The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington St, 507-663-1773, thegrandnorthfield.com • Rueb ‘N’ Stein, 509 Division St S, 507-645-6691, ruebnstein.com • Tavern Lounge, 212 Division St S, 507-663-0342, tavernofnorthfield.com • The Chapel, 310 1/2 Division St S, facebook.com/thechapelofnorthfield


ng oi D e l op e P e v i t Crea s g n i h T l u f i t u a e B Visit www.artstown.us for a link to Northfield’s abundant arts and cultural scene. The site features an art event calendar, artist portfolio pages, feature stories, and links to over 20 local art and tourism related web sites.

F Literary Arts – Sidewalk Poetry

Various lines of poetry are stamped within the area sidewalks of historic Northfield, MN. ci.northfield.mn.us

F Visual Arts – Northfield features a number of

private art studios offering work from virtually every medium. For an extensive listing of studios and galleries, check visitingnorthfield.com. • Flaten Art Museum, 507-786-3248 or 507-786-3556, stolaf.edu/depts/art, St. Olaf College • Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St S, 507-645-8877, northfieldartsguild.org • Northfield Sculptures – Close to 150 sculptures, both freestanding and bas-relief can be found scattered throughout Northfield. artorg.info/?page_id=505   • Perlman Teaching Museum at Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College, 320 3rd St E, 507-222-4469, go.carleton.edu/museum • High Noon, 306 Division St S, 507-403-9333, highnoonink.com

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Places to stay Northfield’s bed & breakfast inns, hotels, and nearby campgrounds have something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two, or looking for a venue for a large group, we’ve got a room waiting for you! F America’s Best Value Inn & Suites

57 Rooms Highway 3 S. 507-663-0371 • 888-315-2378 americasbestvalueinn.com

Amenities Include: • Complimentary deluxe breakfast • 100% Smoke free property • 24-Hour front desk/lobby • Limited pets • Truck and bus parking • Cable TV • Internet access • Fax machine • HBO TV • Guest laundry

F AmericInn Lodge & Suites

41 Rooms 1320 Bollenbacher Dr. 507-645-7761 americinn.com

Amenities Include: • AAA approved • Free, hot, home-style breakfast • Free, hotel-wide, high-speed internet • Guest laundry facilities • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool tub • Smoke-free facility • Whirlpool suites • Pet friendly

F Archer House River Inn Amenities Include: • Complimentary exercise room • Free high speed wireless internet • Newly renovated guest rooms & suites • Riverside banquet & conference room • Bittersweet Coffee Shop & Eatery • Chapati Cuisine Of India Restaurant 36 Rooms • Tavern Of Northfield Restaurant & Tavern 212 Division St. Lounge with river deck 507-645-5661 • 800-247-2235 • A Bag Lady Gift Shop • Paper Petalum Scandinavian Gift Shop archerhouse.com


F College City Motel Amenities Include: • Located just minutes from downtown Northfield • Guests can “motor-up” to their rooms • Enjoy the store located in the main office • UHAUL Dealer

24 Rooms • 875 Highway 3 N. 507-645-4426 • motelcc.com

F Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

54 Rooms • 300 Highway 3 S. 507-645-2286 • 800-456-4000 countryinns.com

Amenities Include: • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool tub • Complimentary daily breakfast buffet • Free WiFi • Business center • 100% Smoke-free

• 24-Hour complimentary coffee and cookies • 24-Hour coinoperated laundry facilities • High-speed, wireless internet acess • Handicap ­accessibility

F Froggy Bottoms River Suites Amenities Include: • Linens, towels, & kitchen utensils (dishes, etc.) Included • Full kitchen w/ microwave, coffee pot, dining area & table

4 Suites • 309 Water St. S. 507-650-0039 • froggybottomsriversuites.com

• WiFi • Cable TV • Bathroom w/shower & tub • Living area w/sofa • On-site laundry • All suites are nonsmoking

F The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast

3 Rooms • 818 Division St. S. 507-581-0445 magicdoorbb.com

Amenities Include: • Home cooked breakfast • Private whirlpool • Air conditioning • Flat screen TVs w/ cable & DVD player • Mini fridges • Robes/hairdryers

• Afternoon fruit & cheese tray • Front porch seating • Bottomless cookie jar • Complimentary wine, beer & sherry, sodas & bottled water • High-speed wireless internet

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meetings & spaces

Meet in northfield Conveniently located just 40 minutes south of the Twin Cities area, Northfield offers the perfect blend of charm and sophistication with historic character, a scenic river and interesting attractions make it a destination location for your meeting or event. Northfield’s many meeting facilities, hotels and restaurants make it the ideal place for a conference, business retreat or wedding. The Northfield CVB is always looking to bring more meeting and conventions to Northfield. Services are available to tour operators, show/event planners, even families looking to plan a weekend getaway! Let us help you plan your next event in Northfield! visitingnorthfield.com

Facilities and Spaces For a small to mid-size site to host a business meeting, corporate retreat, holiday party or special event, the following unique meeting facilities can furnish the perfect venue. Many provide full-service banquet and reception services, catering, audiovisual equipment and other arrangements desired. • Capacity for 1-50 – 11 meeting spaces • Capacity for 50-100 – 3 meeting spaces • Capacity for 100-500 – 12 meeting spaces • Capacity for 500+ – 2 meeting spaces Northfield’s many meeting facilities, hotels and restau rants make it the ideal place for a conference , business meeting, retreat , wedding, holiday party or special event. Planni ng a group visit? We can hel p your group see the sights in Northfield and surrounding areas, and wil l assist with customizing an itinerary to suit your group’s needs. For a list of unique meeting facilities, visit visi tingnorthfield.com


DINING Northfield offers a wide variety of dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for fast food or sit-down elegance, drinks or dessert, you’ll find the perfect place to indulge your ­appetite. F American Applebee’s����������������������������������������������������� 507-645-8955, 2433 Hwy 3 S, applebees.com Fielder’s Choice�������������������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-4500, 2300 Gleason Ct Hogan Brother’s Acoustic Café���������������507-645-6653, 415 Division St S, hoganbros.com Ole Store Restaurant��������������������507-786-9400, 1011 St Olaf Ave, olestorerestaurant.com Perkins Restaurant & Bakery�������������������������������������������� 507-645-4830, 1401 Riverview Dr, perkinsrestaurants.com Quarterback Club��������������� 507-645-7886, 116 Third St W, quarterbackclubrestaurant.com Spring Creek���������������������������������������507-645-4026, 707 Prairie St, northfieldgolfclub.com The Tavern of Northfield������������� 507-663-0342, 212 Division St S, tavernofnorthfield.com Willinger’s Golf Club������������������������������� 952-652-2500, 6979 Canby Trl, willingersgc.com

F Coffee Shops Bittersweet Coffee Shop & Eatery�������������������������������������� 507-645-5661, 212 Division St S, bittersweeteatery.com Caribou Coffee����������������������������������������507-645-7650, 400 Fifth St W, cariboucoffee.com Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse������507-663-6188, 319 Division St S, gbmcoffee.com HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar������������������������������� 507-664-0400, 421 Division St S, hideawaycoffeehouseandwinebar.com James Gang Coffeehouse������������������������������������������������ 507-663-6060, 2018 Jefferson Rd, jamesgangcoffeehouse.com

F Ethnic Chapati – A Taste of India������������������������������������ 507-645-2462, 214 Division St, chapati.us El Tequila Mexican Restaurant���������������������������������������������������507-664-9139, 1010 Hwy 3 S El Triunfo���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 507-664-3888, 200 Water St S Gran Plaza Mexican Grill������� 507-366-1862, 2018 Jefferson Rd, Ste G, granplazagrill.com Mandarin Garden������������������507-645-7101, 107 Fourth St E, mandaringardennorthfield.com New Buffet�������������������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-0808, 630 Water St S Tokyo Grill��������507-664-0888, 1301 Bollenbacher Dr, japanesesteakhousenorthfield.com

F Fast Food Arby’s��������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-4144, 2220 Gleason Ct, arbys.com Culver’s of Northfield�������������������������������������������507-645-7700, 960 Hwy 3 S, culvers.com McDonald’s����������������������������������������������������� 507-663-0236, 1101 Hwy 3 S, mcdonalds.com Subway Sandwiches & Salads��������������������������������507-645-7226, 416 Hwy 3 S, subway.com Taco Bell�������������������������������������������������������������������507-663-7011, 410 Hwy 3 S, tacobell.com TacOasis����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-5340, 1140 Hwy 3 S

F Pizza/Italian B & L Pizza���������������������������������������������������507-663-0390, 514 Division St S , bnlpizza.com Basil’s Pizza Palace��������������������������������������� 507-663-1248, 301 Water St S, basilspizza.net Carbone’s Pizza����������������������������507-645-2300, 620 Water St S, carbonesnorthfield.com Domino’s Pizza���������������������������������������������������507-663-1221, 110 E Fourth St, dominos.com George’s Vineyard���������������������������������507-645-0100, 1160 Hwy 3 S, georgesvineyard.com Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n Bake Pizza������������������������������������507-663-7272, 2014 Jefferson Rd, papamurphys.com Pizza Hut����������������������������������������������507-663-6033, 1500 Clinton Ln Ste D, pizzahut.com

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F Pubs & Grills Carbone’s Pizza & Sports Bar����������� 507-645-2300, 620 Water St S, carbonesnorthfield.com The Contented Cow��������������������������������507-663-1351, 302 B Division St S, contentedcow.com Dawn’s Corner Bar............................................................. 507-663-0593, 200 Mill St N, Dundas Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lilly PADio��� 507-301-3611, 307 Water St S, froggybottoms.com J. Grundy’s Rueb-N-Stein������������������������������ 507-645-6691, 503 Division St S, ruebnstein.com L & M Bar & Grill���������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-8987, 224 N Railway St, Dundas The Tavern Lounge������������������������������� 507-663-0342, 12 Division St S, tavernofnorthfield.com

F Speciality Brick Oven Bakery, Inc�����������������������507-645-9517, 158 Water St N, #6, brickovenbakery.com Cake Walk����������������������������������������507-786-9255, 303 Division St S, cakewalknorthfield.com Cocoa Bean Toys & Sweets������������������� 507-645-5322, 515 Division St S, cocoabeantoys.com Dairy Queen of Northfield�����������������������������������507-645-8912, 900 Hwy 3 N, Open seasonally dairyqueen.com The Grand Event Center................... 507-663-1773, 316 Washington St, thegrandnorthfield.com Gooters Dough To Go.........................507-645-2253, 200 Schilling Dr, gootersdoughtogo.com Kings’ Room at St. Olaf College�������������������������������������� 507-786-3763, stolaf.edu/dining/kings Northfield Ballroom�������������������������������� 507-645-6110, 1055 Hwy 3 N, northfieldballroom.com Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop������������������������������������������������507-645-8392, 410 Division St S Tandem Bagels��������������������������������������������507-786-9977, 317 Division St S, tandembagels.com

places to stay Northfield offers a variety of lodging options to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a romantic room for two, or a venue for a large group, Northfield’s bed & breakfast inns, hotels, motels and nearby campgrounds have something for everyone. F Lodging America’s Best Value Inn and Suites.........888-315-2378, Hwy 3 S, americasbestvalueinn.com AmericInn Lodge & Suites.........................507-645-7761, 1320 Bollenbacher Dr, americinn.com Archer House River Inn............................ 507-645-5661 , 212 Division Street, archerhouse.com College City Motel...................................................... 507-645-4426, 875 Hwy 3 N, motelcc.com Country Inn & Suites By Carlson......................507-645-2286 or 800-456-4000, 300 Hwy 3 S countryinns.com Froggy Bottoms River Suites....................507-650-0039, 309 Water St S, froggybottoms.com The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast................507-581-0445, 818 Division St S, magicdoorbb.com

F nearby camping Lake Byllesby Campground......................................................................................... 507-263-4447 Nerstrand Big Woods State Park ............................................................................... 866-857-2757


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Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center (See Downtown Map) Northfield City Hall Post Office (Also See Downtown Map) Public Library (See Downtown Map) Dundas City Hall

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America’s Best Value Inn & Suites AmericInn Lodge & Suites Archer House River Inn (See Downtown Map) College City Motel Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (See Downtown Map) 11. Froggy Bottoms River Suites (See Downtown Map) 12. The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast

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13. Arts Guild Theater 14. Historical Society Museum (See Downtown Map) 15. Kelsey Theater (St. Olaf) 16. Music & Drama Center and Gallery (Carleton) 17. Arts Guild Gallery (See Downtown Map) 18. Flaten Art Museum (St. Olaf) 19. Urness Recital Hall (St. Olaf) 20. Weitz Center for Creativity (Carleton) (See Downtown Map)

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Northfield Golf Club Carleton Gymnasium Ice Arena Laird Stadium (Carleton) Manitou Field (St. Olaf) Public School Athletic Field Spring Creek Soccer Fields Public Swimming Pool Skoglund Athletic Center (St. Olaf) Rock Fields Bowling Center

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shopping Whatever your shopping appetite, Northfield has a specialty store that will surely satisfy, and also features a wide array of well-known stores for those essential items. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Remove this

Map for easy Navigation – walking, bik whether ing, kayakin g or driving!

F Antiques and Gently Used Antiques of Northfield�����������������������������������������������������������������507-664-9599, 416 Division St S The Clothes Closet�����������������������507-664-3580, 600 Water St S, communityactioncenter.org Seven Gables Books and Antiques�������������������������������������� 507-645-8572, 313 Washington St S Used A Bit Shoppe�������� 507-645-1399, 624 Water St S. northfieldseniorcenter.org/used-a-bit

F Art See Arts and Culture section F Book Stores Carleton College Bookstore������������������������������������������������507-222-4153, go.carleton.edu/books Content Books������������������������������������� 507-222-9238, 314 Division St S, contentbookstore.com St. Olaf College Bookstore��������������������������������������������������� 507-786-3048, stolafbookstore.com

F Clothing Anna’s Closet�������������������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-2539, 302 Division St S Club Tiki���������������������������������������������������������������������������������220 Division St S, clubtikionline.com Clothes Closet��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-1389, 600 Water St S communityactioncenter.org/programs/clothing Mainstream Boutique�����������������������������������������������������������������507-366-6786, 506 Division St S northfield.mainstreamboutique.com Ragstock������������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-9081, 420 Division St S, ragstock.com The Rare Pair��������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-4257, 401 Division St S, rarepair.com The Thrifty Parrot�����������������������������������������������������507-645-1685, 507 Water St S, thriftyparrot.com

F Department Stores Kmart �����������������������������������������������������������507-645-8484, 404 Schilling Dr, Dundas, kmart.com Target ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 507-645-4777, 2323 Hwy 3 S, target.com Walgreens................................................................................. 507-645-9658, 401 W Fifth St, walgreens.com

For more retail, churches, salons, service stations and other amenities, please see the shopping index at northfieldchamber.com

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F Gifts A Bag Lady�����������������������������������������������������������������������������507-664-9606, 212 Division St S Evenson’s Hallmark��������������������������������������� 507-645-8537, 660 Water St S, hallmark.com The Local Joint������������������������������������������������������������������������507-664-9140, 310 Division St S The Measuring Cup...................................507-664-9152, themeasuringcupofnorthfield.com Monarch Gift Shop������������������������507-663-7720, 405 Division St S, monarchgiftshop.com Paper Petalum�����������������������������������������������������������������������507-663-0565, 212 Division St S The Secret Attic����������������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-6510, 113 Fifth St W Swag Fine & Funky Art�����������������507-663-8870, 423 Division St S, swagofnorthfield.com

F Specialty Aquatic Pets���������������������������������������������������������������������������507-663-1096, 414 Division St S Bierman’s Home Furnishings & Flooring����������������������������507-645-9272, 420 Division St S 507-645-5848, 1289 Bollenbacher Dr, biermansflooring.com Buttons, Bows, and Baby Doll Clothes����������������������������� 507-664-3890, 500 Division St S Champion Sports������������������������������507-645-8229, 407 Division St S, championsports.biz Cocoa Bean Toys & Sweets�������������507-645-5322, 515 Division St S, cocoabeantoys.com Downtown Bicycles������������������507-786-9191, 321 Division St S, downtownbicyclesllc.com Downtown Tobacco����������������������������������������������������������������507-301-3578, 429 Division St S Echo Used DVDs and Games����������������������������������������������507-645-4095, 409 Division St S Eclectic Goat��������������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-0301, 413 Division St S Ecogardens����������������������������507-645-7078, 600 Division St S, ecogardensnorthfield.com Forget-Me-Not Florist��������������507-645-4956, 501 Water St S, forgetmenotnorthfield.com The Gear Resource����������� 507-407-4327, 201 Railway St N, Dundas, thegearresource.com Jenkins Jewelers��������������������������������������������������������������������507-645-6502, 313 Division St S Knecht’s Nursery���������������������507-645-5015, 800-924-5015, 1601 Hwy 19 W, knechts.net Larson’s Printing���������������������������������� 507-645-7238, 207 Water St S, larsonsprinting.com Makeshift Accessories��������� 952-270-8284, 418 Division St S, makeshiftaccessories.com Menard’s��������������������������������������������������������507-664-3811, 100 Schilling Dr S, menards.com Mike’s Bicycle Shop��������������������������������������������������������������507-645-9452, 416 Grastvedt Ln Northfield Historical Society Museum Store��������������������507-645-9268, 408 Division St S northfieldhistory.org Northfield Municipal Liquor������������������������507-645-5153, 116 5th St W, ci.northfield.mn.us Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars�������������������������������������507-645-4008, 18 Bridge Square, northfieldoliveoilsandvinegar.com Northfield Yarn������������������������������������ 507-645-1330, 314 Division St S, northfieldyarn.com Rocky Top Custom Screenprinting & Embroidery������������ 507-645-9009, 427 Division St S rockytopmn.com Sears of Dundas.................................................507-645-7774, 420 Schilling Dr N, sears.com Spare Room Underground Shoppe ������������������������������������� 507-301-3019, 310 Division St S, spareroomunderground.com The Sketchy Artist��������������������������� 507-645-2811, 300 Division St S, thesketchyartist.com Tagg 2�������������������������������������������������� 507-645-9100, 314 Division St S, roomsbytagg2.com Vision��������������������������������������������507-366-2020, 425 Division St S, visionofnorthfield.com

F Transportation Go! Northfield-Dundas��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������go.northfield.org EcoTrans�������������������������������������������507-664-3859, 317 Division, Suite 101, goecotrans.com First Choice Shuttle�������������������������������������������������������� 507-645-4447, youarriveontime.com Hiawathaland Transit��������866-623-7505, 55049 241st Ave, Plainview, threeriverscap.org Jefferson Bus Lines������������������������������������������������������������888-864-2832, jeffersonlines.com Northfield Lines�������������������������651-203-888, 1034 Gemini Rd, Eagan, northfieldlines.com Northfield Metro EXPRESS������651-203-888, 1034 Gemini Rd, Eagan, northfieldlines.com Top Notch Transportation Inc.����������������������������������612-600-8794, tntransportationmn.com


NEARBY CAMPING

... er v i r d n a s d Forests, fiel ient n e v on c e on n i package! F Nerstrand Big Woods State Park – Enjoy

this park on foot, any season of the year. In the spring, the park is a wildflower garden, relax by Hidden Falls in the summer, autumn colors in the maple-basswood forest, one of the last extensive stands of the “Big Woods.” And when winter comes, ski or snowmobile the trails throughout the picturesque woods. 51 modern campsites: 27 electric sites and 24 non electric.  4 primitive walk-in/tent sites. Occupancy per site is 6. 3 Group campsites. Occupancy: A site up to 24 people, B site up

to 16 people, C site up to 36 people  

Camping season: April 1 through mid-October.

Campground shower building and dump station are open May 1 through mid-October. 9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, 507-333-4840, nerstrand.statepark@state.mn.us

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F Lake Byllesby Camping – The Lake Byllesby

Campground is located in the scenic Cannon River Valley close to the 26-mile Cannon Valley Trail within Lake Byllesby Regional Park of southern Dakota County. The Campground offers many lakeside campsites and an array of family activities for a fun-filled camping vacation. 35 modern campsites with water and electric hook-ups 22 primitive campsites Capacity: Maximum six people per campsite

One RV per site; up to two tents per site

Camping Season: Late April to Mid-October

Online reservations will be available in late March–early April. Contact: 952-891-7000 7650 Echo Point Rd, Cannon Falls, 507-263-4447 co.dakota.mn.us


recreation Pack a bag, throw in the racket, tie down the bike, head to Northfield and get ready for some action! There’s no reason to sit still in Northfield with recreational activities that appeal to sports ethusiasts, weekend athletes and nature-lovers alike.

F Biking

• Mill Towns Trail features

varied terrain and scenery. The trail winds through historic downtown and around the serene Sechler Park, offering views of the Cannon River and the railroad. Northfield also features occasional criterion and road races for both novices and advanced bikers. For additional bike route information, visit go.northfield.org and/or milltownstrail.org • Sechler Park Mountain Bike Trail extends along the northwest side of the Cannon River, from the Pedestrian Bridge (near the intersection of Hwys 3 and 19 to Heath Creek near Armstrong Road). The Sechler Park Mountain Bike Trail is a two-way trail, approximately 3.5 miles if all sections are ridden in both directions. For more information on Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails, visit croct.org

F Bowling

• Jesse James Lanes, 1700 Hwy 3 S, 507-645-8322 jessejameslanes.com

F Fishing – Fish along the Cannon River for bluegill,

bullhead, walleye, northern pike, crappie and smallmouth bass.

F Tennis – Courts are located at Northfield High School,

1400 Division St S, Northfield, 507- 663-0630 and at Carleton College and St. Olaf College (with a Community Card.) Community Cards are available for purchase at the main office in Tostrud Center. See center spread map for locations. Availability at each court varies.

F Swimming – Northfield Old Memorial Park Pool features a separate toddler pool, zero-depth entry, a 50-meter section, diving board, a half-court basketball area, a climbing wall and plenty of deck and grass space for everyone to enjoy. 801 7th St E, 507-645-1837, ci.northfield.mn.us

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F Canoeing & Kayaking – The Cannon River features

plenty of good access points and abundant scenery. Canoe and kayak rental and group tours available at The Gear Resource, 201 Railway St N, Dundas, 507-407-4327, thegearresource.com

F City Parks – Northfield’s wonderful parks offer

playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, picnic facilities, trails and plenty of outdoor fun for the whole family. Picnic shelters can be reserved for large gatherings.
City of Northfield, 507-645-3050, ci.northfield.mn.us

F Dog Parks – Let your dogs run and socialize at a dog

park. One is located West of Highway 3 near Culver’s Restaurant and another is located South of County Road 1 near the Schilling Drive intersection in nearby Dundas.

F YMCA – Community Center featuring aquatics center,

full-size gymnasium, drop-in child care, an entire second floor of Health and Wellness, including indoor track, group exercise studio as well as cardio, free weight and weight machine equipment and locker rooms. Free for Minnesota YMCA members. Day passes available. 507-645-0088, northfieldymca.org

F Skate park – Open year round 6am-10pm (per city ordinance), 801 Seventh St E.

F Golf

• Northfield Golf Club has beautiful oak, maple, pine and birch trees that add majesty to an already classic 18-hole course. 707 Prairie St, 507-645-4026, northfieldgolfclub.com • Willinger’s Golf Club, with an incredible 74.4 rating, sets the picturesque 18-hole course apart. 6979 Canby Trail, 952-652-2500, willingersgc.com • Twin Oaks Driving Range offers 25 practice tees. 8391 Hall Avenue, 507-663-0833


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F Cross-Country Ski Trails/Snowshoeing Miles of well-groomed trails are available. Try the trails at Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College, River Bend Nature Center or Nerstrand Big Woods. Snowshoes are available for rent at The Gear
Resource, 201 Railway St N, Dundas, 507-407-4327, thegearresource.com

F Ice Skating and Hockey – Indoor open skating is

available at the Northfield Arena from November through March. Outdoor facilities can be found at several city parks, Northfield High School and Carleton and St. Olaf colleges. For information on city facilities, go to ci.northfield.mn.us

F Sledding – The St. Olaf Old Main hill has been a sledding tradition in Northfield since the early 1800s; and at Carleton College, the Evans Hall hill is located at the southeast end of the Cowling Arboretum at the end of Second Street.

F Snowmobiling – The 42.5 mile Waterford Trail begins

at Sechler Park and winds through scenic forests, open fields and pastures. Based in Northfield, the Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club members maintain about 60 miles of trails and groom about 84 miles worth. Find them on Facebook.

F Cannon River Wilderness Area – Five miles south of Northfield along 
Highway 3, this park stretches across 850 acres and nearly 14 miles of wooded river valley. It features a self-guided nature trail and easy access to the Cannon River for your canoe or kayak. 3471 151 St E, Northfield, 507-332-6105, co.rice.mn.us/departments/parks-facilities

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Colleges From its earliest days, Northfield has been home to two outstanding liberal arts colleges. Northfield College was founded in 1866 and changed its name to honor a benefactor, William Carleton, in 1871. Today, Carleton’s enrollment is around 2,000 students. The St. Olaf School was formed in 1874. Its original purpose was to educate Norwegian immigrants and prepare them for life in the new country. Today, St. Olaf’s enrollment is approximately 3,000 students. F St. Olaf College

Located on the west edge of town atop Manitou Heights, St. Olaf’s campus offers an impressive view of Northfield and the Cannon River Valley. St. Olaf hosts many events that are of interest and open to the public, including athletic events, lectures and performing and visual arts. St. Olaf is home to the annual nationally televised St. Olaf Christmas Festival. 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, 507-786-2222, stolaf.edu • Norwegian-American Historical Association is a treasure trove for scholars of Norwegian history. Archives are open to the public by appointment and feature letters, papers, books, periodicals, photographs, diaries and newspapers related to Norwegian-American life and history. 507-786-3221, naha.stolaf.edu


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F Carleton College

For visitors to Northfield, Carleton College offers many attractions, including numerous ways to enjoy the natural world. One North College St, 507-222-4000, carleton.edu • The Cowling Arboretum is open to the public year round. It is an ideal place to hike, run, ski, fish, or simply enjoy being outdoors. The upland and lowland forests along with the 150-acre prairie restoration provide excellent bird and wildlife watching. The extensive 15-mile trail system has been ranked by Runner’s Magazine as the top place to run in Minnesota and one of the top 10 in the country. In winter, trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. apps.carleton.edu/campus/arb • The Goodsell Observatory was built in the late 1880s and houses three telescopes that are more than 110 years old, as well as modern telescopes. Open houses are held the first Friday of every month for two hours and starting times vary based on sunset. apps.carleton.edu/campus/observatory • The Japanese Garden (Jo-ryo-en – the “Garden of Quiet Listening”) is nestled behind Watson Hall and was designed by Dr. David Slawson, who studied for two years in Kyoto with Kinsaku Nakane, one of Japan’s foremost garden designers. The garden is said to embody a philosophy of fulfillment found in harmony and tranquility of body, mind and spirit. apps.carleton.edu/campus/japanesegarden

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FEATURED EVENTS From Crazy Daze to Defeat of Jesse James to Winter Walk Northfield features activities and events for every season. Check the calendar of events at visitingnorthfield.com for specific dates and more information, or call 507-645-5604 or 800-658-2548.

spring F Mayfly/Junebug – The MayFly and JuneBug

Music Festivals take place the last weekend of May and June respectively. Two days of outdoor (weather permitting) musical performances Friday and Saturday night at the British-style pub, the Contented Cow, in downtown Northfield, overlooking the Cannon River. contentedcow.com

F Dylan Fest – The Contented Cow’s DylanFest occurs annually in May, to celebrate the birthday of Bob Dylan. contentedcow.com

F Rice County Steam & Gas Engine, Inc.

Semi-Annual Show – Memorial Day Weekend

Swap meet and flea market, tractor pull, consignment auction and food vendors. Located on the Dundas Showgrounds just 3 miles south of Northfield on Hwy 3. ricecountysteamandgas.com


summer

F Riverwalk Market Fair

Saturdays, June-October, 9am-1pm – This one-of-a-kind open

air market has something for everyone, including the area’s best artwork, fine crafts, food artisans, fresh flowers and produce picked from local farms. Each Saturday offers a different blend of musical entertainment and kid’s activities. riverwalkmarketfair.org

F Northfield Garden Tours – Take a lovely tour of

private gardens in the community. You’ll find an artist in each garden creating a piece of art. thenorthfieldgardenclub.org

F 4th of July – Join us for a hometown celebration that

includes the Northfield 4th of July Criterium Bike Race (an all-day event that draws some of the best bike racers in the Upper Midwest), Flea Market in Ames Park, Vintage Baseball Game and, of course, Fireworks!

F Crazy Daze – July – Don’t miss this crazy shopping spree

and the fantastic bargains provided by local ­retailers. 507-645-5604, northfieldchamber.com or visitingnorthfield.com

F Vintage band festival – The Vintage Band Festival provides eclectic brass music played by bands from all over the world. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the this four-day festival July 28-31 at Bridge Square in downtown Northfield. vintagebandfestival.org

F Outlaw Run – August – Jump on your iron horse for this

great motorcycle ride through southeastern Minnesota, with stops to slake your thirst and satisfy your hunger and games along the way. 507-645-9268, northfieldhistory.org

F Bridge Chamber Music Fest

August – Dedicated to the presentation of chamber music concerts

of the highest quality. 507-786-3535, bridgechamberfestival.org

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fall F Rice County Steam & Gas Engine, Inc.

Semi-Annual Show – Labor Day Weekend

Swap meet and flea market, tractor pull, consignment auction, displays and exhibits, food vendors, special events and tractor parade. Located on the Dundas Showgrounds just 3 miles south of Northfield on Hwy 3. ricecountysteamandgas.com

F Defeat of Jesse James Days

Weekend after Labor Day – Yearly on the weekend following Labor

Day. Re-enactments of the bank raid, a rodeo, old-time tractor pull, midway, parade, arts festival, arts and crafts shows, and much more. djjd.org

F Riverfront Fine Arts Festival

Produced by the Northfield Arts Guild the second weekend in September, in conjunction with the Defeat of Jesse James Days. Well over 65 Minnesota fine artists display and sell their work along the beautiful Cannon River walkway. northfieldartsguild.org

F Cemetery Stories – October

Join us under the moon for Cemetery Stories. The annual cemetery tour featuring actors portraying famous Northfielders at their gravesites. 507-645-9268, northfieldhistory.org

F Studio Art Tour of South Central MN

­October – Step inside artist’s personal s­ tudios and gather a glimpse

of inspiring art media. studioartour.com


winter F St. Olaf Christmas Festival – December A nationally broadcast musical performance on the beautiful campus of St. Olaf C­ ollege. 1520 St Olaf Ave, 507-786-3811, stolaf.edu/christmasfest

F Winter Walk – December

Come experience downtown Northfield by candlelight. Stroll through unique 
shops, dine at fine restaurants, and enjoy caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, storytelling, luminaria, decorated storefronts and more. 507-645-5604, northfieldchamber.com or visitingnorthfield.com

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