Canoeing the Root River at Eagle Bluff

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


Dinners on the Bluff (a)

This winter, warm yourself up with a night of great food and enlightened conversation. Hear from regional and national experts while connecting with other learners and new friends.


Dinner on the Bluff evenings include a 3-course meal and an hour-long presentation. These dinners are by reservation-only. Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverage of choice. Themed meals will be served buffet style.





New this Season! Optional overnight lodging will be available in our dormitory.  

Rock Climbing (m)

Saturday, April 14th

Wall Open: 9-12 and 1-5

Check-in located in Discovery Center building


Our indoor wall offers over 35 routes ranging from beginner to expert (5.4 - 5.12). The 30 foot wall has various features including multiple overhangs, cracks and a chimney. If you are new to climbing, our staff will be there to provide belay services and ensure safety and success. If you have previous belay experience you can be tested by one of instructors to become belay certified and then may belay others. Eagle Bluff will provide harnesses and helmets. Climbing shoes will be available if desired, but tennis shoes work fine. Personal climbing shoes are allowed, but please refrain from bringing in any other outside equipment (i.e. harnesses, chalk, belay devices).






Pre-registration: $10 

Day of registration: $15


All ages welcome

15 and under must be accompanied by someone 16+

**If registering day of event: Under 18 MUST bring along the Eagle Bluff medical release form signed by a parent or guardian


Rhubarb Festival (c)

Saturday, June 2nd 

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?!


For more information visit 


Becoming an Outdoors Family (m)

June 15-17th

August 3-5th


Does your family want to spend time in the outdoors? Maybe try something adventurous? Learn a new skill? Join us on one of our family weekends, where we focus on providing families an opportunity try a variety of outdoor sports and recreational actives. Reconnect with family members in the great outdoors this summer!

Class options include: rock climbing, archery, family geocaching, fishing, rifle range, high ropes course, canoeing and more! Lodging, meals, instruction and equipment are provided for one low price.



$90 per person or $335 for family of four

$85 for each additional family member


Registration will open April 16th. 


Summer High Ropes Challenge (m)



June - August

Saturdays & Tuesdays 


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.



Autumn High Ropes (m)

Saturday, September 22nd

Saturday, September 29th

Saturday, October 6th

Friday, October 19th

Saturday, October 20th


Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser (a)

Saturday, October 13th


This year we will be celebrating our 21st year of coming together to make Eagle Bluff experiences happen for all students. Fun games, unique items, delicious food and great company round out this festive and feel-good evening. 


Trick-or-Treetops (m)

Friday, October 26th 


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. Medical Release Forms must be completed.

Family Medical Release Form

Individual Child Medical Release Form


Candlelight Snowshoe (m)

January & February

$10 per person / Ages 6 and under are free


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. There will be an additional unlit trail through the prairie for those interested in a longer route. 






Snowshoes provided. Headlamps will be available, but feel free to bring your own. An illuminated hike will take place in case of no snow. Please note: there is no age limit, however snowshoes may not fit younger children. 

Maple Syrup Fest (m)



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. Think you know your syrup? Take part in our maple syrup taste test! 


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 >


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.