Exploring Northfield

This college town is a great budget destination.

Just an hour south of the Twin Cities, the college town of Northfield makes a great excursion. Concerts at St. Olaf College are a great deal they're free but be careful; it's easy to spend a bundle in the town's nifty little shops.

What to do: Learn about the infamous 1876 bank raid  at the Northfield Historical Society. Hike in Carleton College's Arboretum, or "Arb,'' along the Cannon River. 

Concerts at St. Olaf College: Nov. 9, Festival of Bands. Nov. 17,  Orchestra Family Concert. Nov. 24, Philharmonia and Norsemen Band. 

Details: For more, see Scrappy Northfield.