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To Kill a Mockingbird Featured at Lanesboro's Commonweal Theatre

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the plays running in repertory this fall at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN.  This play is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee.  There is little debate that Harper Lee based “To […]

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Lanesboro – A great destination for Road Bikers Too!!

As home to the Root River Trail, Lanesboro has earned a reputation as a great biking destination.  Every summer thousands of bikers visit to enjoy the trail and everything else that Lanesboro has to offer. Recently we had guests that took their road bikes to explore the rolling […]

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Plan your next Canoe/Kayak getaway to South East Minnesota

Make Lanesboro your destination for your next canoe/kayak trip.  According to www.RiverPaddling.com, “Southeastern Minnesota is a paddlers paradise for both canoeing and kayaking. The Driftless Area of Southeastern Minnesota is quite different than the rest of Minnesota as it contains no natural lakes and the terrain is quite […]

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A "nursery" in our Garden Labyrinth

Every year when I get spring fever, I head for the nursery to find plants for our garden. This year the “nursery” has come to us.  Momma Robin has built a nest in the pergola that leads to the labyrinth garden in our back yard.   There […]

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Commonweal Theatre Summer Season in Full Swing

Many visitors come to Lanesboro, MN to ride the “Cadillac” of bike trails, the Root River State Trail.  Others come for the quiet and the beauty of canoeing or kayaking the Root River.  After a busy day outdoors many guests head downtown for an evening of quality, […]

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Iron Pour Coming to Lanesboro July 7 – 10

Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2011 Iron Pour in Lanesboro, Minnesota’s Sylvan Park on Saturday, July 9, from 1-6 p.m.  This is a free public event for all ages.  The pour will be led by nationally-acclaimed local artist Karl Unnasch, and is held in cooperation with the City of Lanesboro.  […]

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Model T Vintage Car Club Visits Lanesboro on July 20th

This is a vintage photo of downtown Lanesboro.  The first building on the left is now home to Mrs. B’s Inn.  On July 20th, the view will be similar in as the National Model T car club tour makes a stop in Lanesboro.  The club will be […]

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Backyard Visitors to our Garden

Last week a fawn was born in our neighborhood.  He laid under the neighbor’s board fence for most of the afternoon.  It is not unusual for the mother deer to leave new fawns unattended – even in town.  They are safe alone because the fawns do not […]

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Serving Flowers for Breakfast?

Flowers aren’t just for the gardens at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast.  Our guests enjoy blooming plants outdoors from early May through October.  Now that the chance for frost is nearly gone, we are serving flowers for breakfast too. We regularly garnish our breakfasts with edible flowers […]

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Finches and Grosbeaks and Orioles Oh My!

It is spring birding time in South East Minnesota.  The birds are flocking to our front and back yard feeders.   Some are just passing through but some of them stay all summer.   Our guests at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast enjoy watching the birds at […]

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