Preston Visitor FAQs (8/4/2020)
Preston Visitor FAQs – COVID-19
• Am I allowed to visit?
Absolutely! Currently, there are no travel restrictions in place for Minnesota or Fillmore County, but there is a statewide Mask Mandate. Please respect social distancing and the mandate to ensure our business community can remain open.
• What’s open? Are there things to do?
Preston and the towns along the Root River and Harmony-Preston State Trails are hubs for many outdoor activities involving natural social distancing. We’re connected to 60+miles of trail here in Preston. Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park is located just a few miles away from us. There are great opportunities for hiking and exploring there. The Historic Forestville site is closed but you can still browse around the grounds on the weekend. There are no cave tours at Mystery Cave or Niagara Cave at this time. If you’re interested in an Amish Tour, self-guided tour maps are available at the front of the Preston Tourism Center on HWY 52. The two companies we refer people to for Amish Tours are currently closed. Hiking state land is another great option. A map of more outdoor recreation ideas can be found here: www.prestonmnchamber.com/play/fillmore-county-recreational-map/ Kayak, canoe and tubing trips as well as trout fishing are great activities to take part in if you’re looking for ways to enjoy the Root River! And don’t forget, we have a great Bowling Alley and Golf Course right here in Preston, too!
• Do I have to bring a face covering?
Yes! The State of Minnesota currently has a mask mandate. Learn more here: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecover.html
• Where can I eat?
Check the latest availability for dine-in/outdoor/curbside pickup here: www.prestonmnchamber.com/takeout-blitz
• What should I know before visiting?
Plan in advance. Pre-book activities when possible. Have your lodging booked as well. Bring a mask, be patient, be kind, and enjoy Preston!
• Where can I get a travel guide?
Easy! View a digital version on our webpage www.prestonmnchamber.com/preston-minnesota-visitor-guide/, or sign up to get one sent to you here: www.prestonmnchamber.com/plan/request-information/
⁉️Do you have more questions? ⌨Send our Tourism Director, Gabby Kinneberg, an email and she will do her best to help answer your questions! Click here to send a message!
Stay well and enjoy Preston!