Approximately 4 miles south of Plainview on Wabasha County Road 4, the Carley State Park includes a one-mile self-guided trail and a five-mile trail that crisscross the north branch of the Whitewater River numerous times.
Beauty and quiet, that is the essence of Carley State Park. In the spring, delicate bluebells (Mertensia virginica), and other wildflowers carpet the valley with a profusion of color. Hike along the trail that follows the Whitewater River and take in the grand old white pines. Listen for the sweet song of orioles, song sparrows, house wrens, and indigo buntings. Enjoy the picnic area, play on the swings or practice softball. Try your hand at horseshoes or sit back and see a red-tailed hawk ride thermals in the sky. The north branch of the Whitewater River is a designated trout stream and provides habitat for brown trout. Rustic campsites are located near the picnic area.
Museums – Artifacts and memorabilia from the Plainview, Minnesota area. Geneology research services available for a fee.
140 3rd St. NW – Watkins House.
Open Saturdays 1-4 p.m. and closed holiday weekends.
Musical theater productions held at least twice per year, generally in the summer and fall. We also sponsor the annual Christmas Cantata. The Plainview Community Theater is a cast of volunteers from the communities of Plainview, Elgin, and Millville. You never know who you might see on stage – your banker, your teacher, your next door neighbor – and you’ll say “I never knew they could sing/act like that!”
Shows in August and October, selling from June to October.
Other activities include the Old-Fashioned Christmas Cantata in December in conjunction with the Plainview Community Choir.
Are you interested in helping others and meeting new people?
As a Lion, we help our community through various community service projects such as:
Corn on the Cob Days Festival
Olde Fashioned Christmas
Carley Blue Bell Festival
Good Friday Fish Fry
Christmas Tree pick up…and many more.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainview American Legion. Contact Denny Ranta with any questions or how to become a member.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you will consider becoming a member of this great organization.
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