Canoeing the Root River at Eagle Bluff

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(m) - Multi-age   (a) - For Adults   (c) - Community Event    

 

"The Point" Eco-Adventure (m)

May-August

Every Wednesday (except August 23rd) 

8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

 

Explore “The Point”, one of the most biodiverse places left on the Root River. Learn about the education demonstrations that take place here and give something back by participating in a service learning project such as invasive control, prairie restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, or trail maintenance, to name a few.

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Dinner on the Bluff (a)

 

Saturday, May 6th

Presentation begins at 5:00 p.m.

 

Lucie Amundsen

 

Treat yourself to a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Lucie Amundsen will kick off the evening with an engaging presentation on "Locally Laid", followed by a delicious, themed meal! Lucie is a writer, marketer and reluctant farmer. Her recent book, titled Locally Laid was named 2016 Midwest Choice Award in Nonfiction.

Registration is required. 

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Archery (m)

Friday, May 12th

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

In this hands-on beginner class, you’ll learn the safety and proper form to shoot both recurve and compound bows. Hands-on target practice and a variety of games will round out this class. Indoor and outdoor ranges will be utilized depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided.

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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

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Rhubarb Festival (c)

Saturday, June 3rd

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

 

Join Eagle Bluff at the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota for the 13th 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?!

 

For more information visit http://www.rhubarbfestival.org/ 

 

 

Geo-Snacking (m)

Friday, June 9th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

In this twist on Geocaching, come navigate around Eagle Bluff’s wooded campus looking for hidden snacks!

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Family Canoeing (m)

Friday, June 9th

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Join us for a guided paddle down the scenic Root River! All equipment will be provided and no prior canoe experience is required.

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Becoming an Outdoors Family (m)

We offer two summer weekends! 

 

June 9-11 and August 4-6

Friday night check-in optional

Saturday check-in: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

 

Pricing: 

$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. Registration is required. 

Family Medical Release Form

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 Monarch Festival (m)

Saturday, July 8th 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.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. During a second tour you'll search for monarchs in the field at all stages of their life cycle. An education tent with live butterflies will provide you with an up-close look at this amazing creature. A butterfly release is scheduled dependent on weather. 

 

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

 

Pre-registration and walk-in registration welcomed. Registration will be available May 1st. 

 

Family Canoeing (m)

Tuesday, August 8th

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

Join us for a guided paddle down the scenic Root River! All equipment will be provided and no prior canoe experience is required.

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Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser (a)

Saturday, October 14th

 

Cheers to you! Join us for fantastic food, drinks and great company. Your support during the banquet allows children to visit Eagle Bluff. All proceeds from the event go to Eagle Bluff's Scholarship Fund. Registration is required. Registration will be available August 1st. 

 

Haunted High Ropes (m)

Friday, October 27th 

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 

Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR high ropes experience. Meet ghosts, skeletons, and witches as you trick-or-treat your way from tower to tower on our west treetops course. Warm up by the fire after you ride down the zip-line. Registration is required. Registration will be available August 1st. 

 

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)

March

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. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

Public Programs - To 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.

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