Canoeing the Root River at Eagle Bluff

If you can't join us for one or our scheduled events, we welcome you to stop by the Schroeder Visitor's Center, walk or ski our trails or check out our public geocaching course.  Learn More >

Want to learn something new? Check out our list of Skills School classes!

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Summer High Ropes Challenge (m)

June - August

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.


Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups and individuals.

Registration required. Walk-ins accepted only if space is available. Medical Release Forms must be completed.

Family Medical Release Form

Adult Medical Release Form



Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser (a)

Saturday, October 14th

Check-in begins at 5:00 pm


This year we will be celebrating our 20th year of coming together to make Eagle Bluff experiences happen for all students. The event will also note outgoing Executive Director/Founder Joe Deden's forty years of organizational and environmental leadership. Fun games, unique items, delicious food and great company round out this festive and feel-good evening. Call or email Sara to request an invitation. 507-467-2437 /


Haunted High Ropes (m)

Friday, October 27th 

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night! 

Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip line. Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and s'mores. Ages 6 and up. Registration is required.



Candlelight Snowshoe (m)

January & February


Stroll along a lighted trail on a beautiful winter evening. Gaze at the stars, listen to the wind over prairie, explore the nighttime woods then stop by a campfire to warm up. Snowshoes provided. An illuminated hike will take place in case of no snow. Registration is required. 


Maple Syrup Fest (m)


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


The snow is melting, the sap is flowing! Join us in Eagle Bluff's sugar bush to tap a maple tree. Be a part of the entire maple syrup making process, from identifying maple trees to a sap boil-off. Tours will start every half hour. A tasty treat of maple syrup and mini pancakes awaits you after your tour! Think you know your syrup? Take part in our maple syrup taste test! Maple inspired arts and crafts will be available for all ages. They will be led by our local partnering agency, Lanesboro Arts. Kids 5 and under are free. Pre-registration and walk-in registration both welcomed. 


Rhubarb Festival (c)


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Join Eagle Bluff at the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota for the 14th Annual Rhubarb Festival! Stop by our booth to learn more about composting and recycling practices. You don't want to miss us; we will be providing the compostable material and bins for the festival! The day will kick off with a Rhubarb Run and the Lanesboro Farmers Market, followed by a day filled with music, contests, games, a rhubarb fashion show and did we say Rhubarb?!


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Monarch Festival (m)



Come celebrate the height of the monarch butterfly season with Monarch Festival. Stop by our craft station to make some butterfly-themed crafts. Join a garden tour to learn about gardening for pollinators, the importance of native plants, and how to get started. Search for monarchs in the field at all stages of their life cycle. The festival will end with a butterfly release. 


Make it a picnic; bring your lunch! There are picnic tables around Eagle Bluff that you may use at any time. 



Becoming an Outdoors Family (m)

June weekend & August weekend



$90 per person or $335 for family of four

$85 for each additional family member


Reconnect with family members in the great outdoors this summer! Class options include: archery, geocaching, fishing, rifle range, ropes course, canoeing and more. This weekend is co-sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. 


Overnight Programs - Require a deposit and notification of a cancellation no less than 15 days prior to the event.

EventsTo receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or by 4pm Friday for a weekend event, whichever comes first.