A section of the Root River State Trail has been shut down near Lanesboro.

According to the Minnesota DNR, the trail will be closed for bridge repairs from June 4th through the 17th between Heron Road & Grit Road. This section of trail is about two miles west of Lanesboro.

The Root River State Trail is a paved, 42-mile state trail that begins in Fountain and runs all the way through Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford, and Houston.

The trail was constructed on an abandoned railroad, the trail is generally level and wheelchair accessible.

However, the eastern segment between Vinegar Ridge and Houston is more challenging than the western segment with a rather steep, half-mile segment that may not be suitable for all users.

You can get more information on the Root River State Trail HERE, you can also get updates on the trail and its closures there.