Fairmont, the City of Lakes, is a community of 11,000 located in the heart of southern Minnesota. The community provides an array of recreation, educational, and health care services supporting a regional service area population of over 20,000 and is the county seat for Martin County. Centrally located along I-90 and Highway 15, the City is noted for its hospitality, friendly residents, unique specialty shops, and picturesque lakes, making Fairmont “Southern Minnesota’s best kept secret.”

The City’s five lakes provide a valuable community resource and afford residents and visitors alike with recreational areas for swimming, pleasure boating, water skiing, and fishing. Other attractions include the Fairmont Aquatic Park, a variety of public and private 18-hole golf courses and several historic venues for artistic endeavors and enrichment opportunities.

A full array of K-12 educational services are available from the public and private religious-based schools serving the area. The Southern Minnesota Educational Campus is a one-stop shop for post-secondary education providing an assortment of college courses and degree programs offered by public and private religious-based secondary institutions in the region.

Whether you plan to visit or stay, we hope you enjoy all Fairmont has to offer.

We Need Your Input!!!
The City of Fairmont is updating the Fairmont Active Transportation Plan. The plan was originally completed in 2013 as a master plan to guide future improvements to the City’s trails and sidewalks.

Updates will include identifying more off‐street trail connections, adding recently completed segments, and focusing on a more contiguous network throughout the community. Please select the link below to access the open house:

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