Enjoy the great outdoors on our Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail, a hard-surfaced trail that runs 20 miles from Calmar to Cresco. At the beginning of the trail sits Calmar’s historic Depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a tourist information center and Calmar museum.
Calmar is home to the Burma Shave Signs through Our Iowa magazine. Each county is allowed only one set of signs and Calmar was fortunate enough to be chosen. These signs are located near 175th Street heading toward our golf course, a nine-hole, par-36 course featuring a 495-yard sixth hole.
Calmar is also lucky to have two parks. Calmar Pool Park offers a swimming pool, a shelter with electric, water and indoor restroom facilities. Calmar Lions Park includes two shelters with electric, water and handicap restrooms, and a softball/baseball facility.
Lake Meyer, just 10 minutes away, offers tent and trailer camping, drinking water, showers, toilets, hiking trails, picnicking areas, 36 acres of lake fishing, boat ramp and a nature center.
Calmar is also the home of a craft brewery and event center. They serve many craft beers and the newly erected event center has a capacity of 350.
You can stay in this relaxing town at a beautiful Victorian B&B, take a morning walk or ride on the trail, get lunch in town, and then head out on your daily exploration of the area – nearby are a nice variety of studios, museums, parks, golf courses, wineries, breweries and fabulous restaurants!
A site you’ll not want to miss is the impressive Winneshiek County Freedom Rock in Calmar. It was placed as a tribute to those who protect and serve: military, firefighters, emergency medical providers and law enforcement.
Beautifully Renovated 1885 Farmhouse. Five charming, rustic, farmhouse bedrooms with private baths. Farmhouse breakfast, central air, and wireless internet. Grand fireplace, wraparound porch and outdoor seating areas. We welcome group events.