Stay active with a variety of things to do in Northfield

Families, students, and alumni staying at the Country Inn & Suites, Northfield enjoy convenience to both Carleton College and St. Olaf College. Our location along the picturesque Cannon River also offers proximity to the historic downtown area where guests can find quaint stores, art galleries, antiques, and inviting coffee shops. An easy drive away, Nerstrand Big Woods State Park offers outdoor fun, with wildflower gardens and hikes to waterfalls during warmer months, as well as snowmobile rides during the winter. Recognized as one of the safest college towns in America, Northfield offers plenty of things to do for the whole family. Here for a college tour or traveling with a sightseeing group? Check out our hotel deals for special offers.

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St. Olaf College

1 mi / 1.6 km from the hotel
Founded in 1874, this private liberal arts college prides itself on a vibrant Lutheran tradition. The beautiful 300-acre campus is powered by its own wind turbine and uses 100% carbon-free electrical power.

Carleton College

0.53 mi / 0.85 km from the hotel
This private liberal arts school is home to a music hall, an art gallery, and a student-run pub. Carleton College also offers several varsity sports, so make plans to attend a sporting event and cheer on the Knights.

Historic Downtown Northfield

0.1 mi / 0.16 km from the hotel
Explore historic downtown Northfield, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries, exuding the type of charm you simply can't find in a big city.

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

8.38 mi / 13.49 km from the hotel
Explore the waterfalls, wildlife, and gardens of this gorgeous 2,900-acre park. During the spring, you have the rare opportunity to admire the dwarf trout lily, an endangered wildflower. In the winter, go on a snowshoe or snowmobile adventure.

Northfield Golf Club

0.94 mi / 1.51 km from the hotel
Improve your short game on the beautifully manicured greens of the Northfield Golf Club. This par-72 course offers 18 gorgeous yet challenging holes that weave around trees and water features.

Northfield Historical Society

0.19 mi / 0.3 km from the hotel
Discover local history through guided tours and museum exhibits housed in a bank Jesse James and his gang once tried to rob.