Discover the Rushford Peterson Valley along the state’s premier Root River State Trail—60 miles of paved trail to bike, with no permit required. The Root River State Bike Trail passes through quiet woods with abundant wildlife and often follows the edge of the Root River.
In Rushford, the Root River Trail links to the city’s paved trail along Rush Creek, which will take you to Creekside Park and to the Magelssen Bluff hiking trails and bluff-top park. Bicyclists looking for hills can try our bluff and valley rural roads for hill workouts and panoramic views. Make the Rushford Peterson Valley your home base as you try various scenic highways and county roads in Fillmore and Houston counties.
The Rushford Public Library and Peterson Station Museum host the Root River Trail Towns’ BikeShare Program where you may borrow a bicycle at no cost during their operating hours.
In winter, try cross-country skiing or snowmobiling on separately marked routes on and around the Root River Trail.
Our convenient downtown Rushford location provides for your complete hardware needs. Also offering equipment rentals, outdoor sporting goods and supplies, bird seed and feeders, and pet food and necessities, and fishing and hunting licenses. Visit our summer garden center.
Thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, including large print and audio books, magazines, videos/DVDs, and music CDs. Inter-library loans through the regional library system and downloadable books, magazines, movies and more. Computers available for the public. You may even borrow a bicycle through the library's BikeShare Program, in partnership with the Root River Trail Towns.