Summer 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)


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.


Houston County Fair

Caledonia is home to the Houston County Fair, one of the biggest county fairs in Minnesota! Held every August, the Houston County Fair celebrates summer with carnival rides, animal shows, demo derbies, truck and tractor pulls, pie and cookie contests, petting zoo, and more! Five days of fun for the whole family. More detailed information can be found on their website: www.houstoncountyfair.com


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.


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.