Explore the Zumbro River
The Zumbro River Watershed includes trout streams, a world-class small mouth bass fishery, miles of secluded river canoeing, several recreational lakes and numerous bike trails and historic sites. In addition, the Zumbro Watershed Partnership is working with other nonprofits, economic development groups, and state and local government officials to make better use of the river as a recreational, economic, and scenic resource for the area.
Zumbro River Water Trail
The Zumbro River, with it's three forks takes you from a relatively flat upland plateau and through narrow limestone valleys before opening onto the Mississippi River near Kellogg. Find a river canoeing map and a list of outfitters at this Minnesota Department of Natural Resources site.
Douglas State Trail
The Douglas State Trail follows an old railway bed from Rochester, MN to Pine Island, MN. Some portions of the trails cross or follow the Zumbro River. Low grades and little traffic make this an idea trail for families.
Oxbow County Park and the Zollman Zoo
If you want to see the Zumbro River up close, visit Oxbow County Park. The park boasts a zoo with otters, wolves, foxes, eagles, and other wildlife, a campground, and miles of trails, many of which follow the South Branch, Middle Fork of the Zumbro River.