Welcome to beautiful Pine Island, Minnesota. Located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River, Pine Island is a 15-minute drive north from Rochester and less than an hour south of the Twin Cities. With one of the state’s busiest highways bisecting us, exposure and convenience in transportation are exceptional. Perhaps the most important reason people enjoy calling Pine Island home is that we offer an engaged, compassionate populace that patronizes our local businesses. You can catch a show at the theatre, pursue our historic downtown district, challenge friends to a game of bowling, or grab your bike and take in the scenic views as you ride along the beautiful Douglas State Trail.

Our community is rich with history: Pine Island was given its name from the Native American phrase "Wazuweeta" meaning Isle of Pines. In 1911 a group of small dairies built a prize-winning, world-record 6,000 pound cheese on a railroad flatcar. We celebrate the Cheese Festival every June and the historic Creamery building is used for a variety of community events. 3,400 and growing residents celebrate our heritage and find that opportunities for recreation and business here are unlimited. We’ll see you on the banks of the Zumbro!

About Pine Island, Minnesota

Recreational Opportunities

Recreation opportunities here are one of our best kept secrets!

  • Band Shell (South Main St)

  • BMX Park (east of Trailhead Park)

  • Borrow-A-Bike (101 East Center Street)

  • Collins Park (420 3rd Ave NW)

  • Community Garden (corner of 1st Ave NE and 2nd St NE)

  • Custer Park (450 Prairie View Dr)

  • Farmer’s Market and Crafts (Cty 11 Welcome Shelter)

  • Hassler Park (28 20th Ave SE)

  • Kispert Park (868 10th St SW)

  • Nature Preserve (8th SE across from the soccer fields)

  • Pine Island Golf Course (920 8th St SE)

  • Pine Island Swimming Pool (311 SE Fifth St)

  • Skate Park (101 East Center St)

  • Skating Rink (behind 5-12 School)

  • Sports Fields

  • Trailhead Park (101 East Center St)

  • Turnberry Park (2182 Turnberry Ln)

  • Wazuweeta Park (713 5th Ave)

  • Welcome Shelter (before Kwik Trip on Center Dr)

  • Z-Trail Park (1112 Cty Rd 3)

...not to mention all of our annual events below!

Winter Fest / Dale Murray Bean Bag Tourney / Citywide Garage Sales / Antique Craft & Flea Market / Farmer’s Market / ECFE Indy 500 / Ladies Night at Hardware Hank / PTO Mock Rock / Cheese Festival / Canoe & Kayak Race / 5K Ribbon Run/ Walk / Volleyball Tournament / Craft & Vendor Market / 4-Person Scramble Big Cup / Cheese, Wine & Beer Gala / Grande Parade / Miss Pine Island Coronation / PAPA Summer Concert Series / Island Classics Car Shows / Pine Haven Pie/ Ice Cream Social / National Night Out / Mike Bell's Leather & Pipes Rally Against Cancer / Taste of Pine Island / Antique Tractor Drive / History Center Ice Cream Social / Transportation Night / Riverdale Market / Homecoming Game & Parade / PTO Fall Carnival / ECFE Harvest Party / Chamber Trunk or Treat / Holiday Expo / Breakfast with Santa / … and more!