CHARMING. That word, when tagged to towns, seems overused. But I attach that adjective to Northfield because it fits.
This college town, hugging the banks of the Cannon River in southern Minnesota, charms with its downtown historic architecture,
its natural beauty,
its artsy focus,
its front-yard flower and vegetable gardens,
its home-grown shops and eateries, and much more.
Think independent bookstore, Content. Think The Contented Cow, a British style pub. Think Tanzenwald and Imminent breweries and Loon Liquors Distillery and Cocktail Room. Think Sidewalk Poetry, public art sculptures, the Northfield Arts Guild. Think the First National Bank of Northfield (robbed by the James-Younger Gang) now turned historical society.
Today I feature a few photos from Northfield in images taken after the rain finally stopped on a recent Saturday. Enjoy this glimpse of a community that bills itself as the place of “cows, colleges and contentment.” That fits given the rural setting, St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, and the seeming contentment of those who live and visit this city.
TELL ME: Have you visited Northfield or do you live there? If so, tell me what you love about this town. Or tell me about a similar community you would tag as charming.
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