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Must Do's
Known as the Brick City, Clermont is a treasure trove of genealogical records and historical information. Travel through history by touring historic sites like the Riegel Blacksmith Shop and Clermont Train Depot, experiencing historic storytelling and reenactments and celebrating William Larrabee, one of the many historical figures that helped form the community, at Montauk Historic Mansion and the Larrabee School.

Outdoor Adventures
As part of the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, Clermont offers various recreational activities such as kayaking, canoeing, floating, fishing, swimming and watching wildlife on the 98-mile Turkey River Water Trail. The trail has five boat access points to fit any time schedule, float for half an hour or five hours. The Turkey River between Clermont and Elgin also offers some of the best fishing for small mouth bass, rock bass and walleye. For fun on land, bike or walk on the 4.5-mile Turkey River Recreational Corridor trail that stretches from Clermont to Elgin.

Community Highlights
Visitors also enjoy the 105-acre Heritage Farm Park and Campground; providing recreational and education activates that celebrate northeast Iowa’s rural agricultural and cultural heritage. Fish for catfish, bluegill and bass in the farm pond, tour the many historic buildings on the site, go on a wagon ride, horseback ride, bike or hike the ten miles of trails and camp at one of the 60 campsites.

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