From Lake City you can find days and days worth of beautiful drives, perfect for leaf peeping! Whether you enjoy twisting your way through bluffs on county roads or hugging Lake Pepin on Highway 61, you can’t beat Lake City for amazing colors and vistas.
Pepin Heights Orchard
The Pepin Heights Store in Lake City, Minnesota, has all your fall essentials. Find tons of local gifts, crafts and products, delicious pies and baked goods, apple cider and of course – locally grown apples!
Ok, real talk – there’s no better place to experience the colorful season than on the shores of Lake Pepin. Don’t believe us? Well, come experience Lake City in all its red, gold, and orange glory with five weeks of family friendly weekend celebrations in September and October.
Johnny Appleseed Days
Lake City’s premier autumn event takes place September 30 – October 1, 2023. This 2 day block party and hootenanny is family friendly and super fun. Celebrate the apple harvest and Lake City’s creative community. Live music, a beer and cider fest, food trucks, arts, crafts, and repurposed item vendors, a petting zoo, and even an old-fashioned pie eating contest!
Lake City retail businesses celebrate the opening weekend of deer hunting season with mighty sales, snacks, prizes, and fun festivities. While the Buck’s away, the Doe will play. You won’t want to miss Doe Day in 2023.
There’s no better time or place for nature lovers than autumn in Lake City. Explore miles of trails at Frontenac State Park or Hok Si La and take in the breathtaking colors, massive bird migration, and gorgeous Lake Pepin views.
Haunted Hok Si La
Have you watched all the Friday the 13th movies? Do the woods at night kind of freak you out, but you kinda like it? Well, don’t miss this annual haunted trail event in the beautifully spooktacular Hok Si La Park. Not sure if it’s quite right for your littlest ones? Don’t worry—come down for some milder daylight fun for the kiddos.
Take time at the Wabasha Co Historical Museum or sip house-made brews at Reads Landing Brewing. This little village just south of Lake City on Highway 61 is a short, delightful drive.
Hit the Links
With five courses (including the world-class Jewel Golf Club) within 15 minutes of downtown, why not go all in with a long weekend trip to Lake City. One of the premier golf destinations in the Midwest, Lake City needs to be on every golfer’s bucket list.
Get on the Water
Whether you love to land lunkers or prefer a relaxing cruise, Lake City is famous, for well… its lake! Lake Pepin is the widest spot on the Mississippi and surrounded by towering cliffs that pop with brilliant colors in autumn.