10 of the Best Things to See and Do in Northfield

At least according to WCCO


Historic Downtown

Northfield Historical Society/Museum

The Defeat of Jesse James Days

Cannon River Walkway/Bridge Square

Riverwalk Market Fair

Northfield Arts Guild


Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges

Cowling Arboretum

and Sports, Sports, Sports.

As a”bonus”, they mention Malt-O-Meal.

Here’s what the folks at WCCO say about our downtown:

“Located on Division Street, you can spend hours strolling up and down historic downtown Northfield. The brick buildings that line downtown for several blocks are spotted with shops, restaurants, coffee shops and small businesses. The shopping is ideal if you’re looking for boutiques and antiques with unique names (Oolala and Sisters Ugly) and rare finds. You can take a break by grabbing a cup of joe and a bakery treat at Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse or Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop. Or take in a meal at places like Rueb-N-Stein or Contented Cow Pub.”

We appreciate WCCO’s admiration for Northfield, particularly our downtown.  However, we will note that they only recognized four of our over two dozen downtown dining options and two of our over four dozen shopping options.  I guess they under-promised and we’ll over-deliver.