Outdoor Fun

Spring & Summer Outdoor Fun

 troutfishing-cropTrout Fishing

The Houston County area is home to many excellent trout streams and creeks.

Map of trout streams (DNR)
More maps of southeast Minnesota trout streams (DNR)
Descriptions of Houston County creeks (DNR)


WildflowersBeaver Creek Valley State Park

Beaver Creek Valley State Park streams are home to brown and native brook trout, and are fed by the “Big Spring.” The hiking trails are great for wildflower enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike (migratory songbirds like the rare Acadian flycatcher, Cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush nest here). Great for camping as well, including drive-in, electric, walk-in, and group camp sites. For more information, visit the website.


Swimming Pool

Caledonia has an outdoor swimming pool, large city playground, and picnic area for summer fun with the kids!


Ma Cal Grove Country Club

Located on the outskirts of Caledonia, the Ma Cal Grove Country Club is a par 36 course of nine challenging holes of golf, with a driving range, chipping green and putting green also available. Call (507) 725-2733 for tee times, and visit their website for more information.


Fall Outdoor Fun

barnquiltBarn Quilt Tours

Caledonia was pronounced “The Heart of Quilt Country,” and for good reason! Beautiful barn quilts dot the landscape, making a tour of the area’s country roads a fun excursion. For more information on our barn quilts, as well as printable tour maps and guides, visit the Caledonia Area Convention & Tourism Bureau’s website, here.


Fall & Hot Air Balloon Rally

In October (and again in December each year) Caledonia hosts a fun hot air balloon rally. Balloons launch at least three times during the weekend (weather-permitting), and balloon rides are available for purchase. Even just watching them launch is a fun event! Follow their Facebook page for details.


Winter Outdoor Fun

Snowmobiling in Caledonia, MN area

Snowmobiling

Southeast Minnesota boasts some of the most breathtaking snowmobile trail views in the state, thanks to our beautiful bluffs and valleys. Print a map of snowmobile trails in southeastern Minnesota by clicking here.


 

Winter Hot Air Balloon Rally

balloonsThe first weekend in December each year, Caledonia hosts a fun hot air balloon rally. Balloons launch at least three times during the weekend (weather-permitting), and balloon rides are available for purchase. Even just watching them launch is a fun event! On Friday evening, the balloonists participate in the Christmas night parade, “warming” up parade-goers with their basket blasts! Follow their Facebook page for details.


 

Ice Skating

Caledonia maintains an ice skating rink during the winter, near the municipal pool grounds. The warming house is staffed by volunteers, weather-permitting.