From sunrise to sunset, visit Red Wing to fulfill your need for adventure. Enjoy the great outdoors alone or with the entire family. Grab a fishing pole and enjoy the tranquil morning fishing from one of the piers along the mighty Mississippi or set up a camping chair along the bank and take in the river traffic. Barges sound their horns while trying to maneuver through the sharpest curve of the entire navigable Mississippi River.
As Minnesota continues to rank high on the list for fishing enthusiasts, this quaint river town boasts outdoor activities for the entire family. Take in the lovely view atop Memorial Park and snap your very own panoramic photos. This vantage point allows you to see for miles across the Mississippi and up through Wisconsin. While atop the bluff, you can hike or bike on the park’s trails, enjoy a picnic lunch, or play nine holes of Frisbee golf (bring your own discs). If you want to plan ahead of time, you can seek out the Park Naturalists for a guided hike and learn more about the natural treasures and history of Red Wing.
After a few outdoor activities, visit the unique boutiques in downtown. Various family owned and operated boutiques welcome you with a smile. From handmade chocolates, Norwegian/Scandinavian jewelry and glassware to native decor items, you can be sure to find that treasure to help you remember your adventure. Explore on foot or rent a bike, either view will be sure to amaze you. The Cannon Valley Trail offers miles of paved paths, while walking trails around Colvill Park and Bay Point Park focus on the beauty of Red Wing.
End the evening with a big appetite you can fill by grabbing a to-go order from one of the tasty local restaurants in Red Wing. Scarlett Kitchen & Bar extends a unique menu for all ages and Red Wing Brewery takes pride in their specialty pizzas. Wherever your palate takes you, treasure your indulgence back at the top of Memorial Hill where you can watch the sunset while sitting around a bonfire. Once you realize you haven’t been able to see it all, stay overnight to make it a two-day trip. Local lodging options offer the down home comforts you’ll be seeking. Explore all of your options here.
To ensure you have a safe experience on your journey, utilize the resources regarding the mask mandate by visiting the Minnesota COVID-19 Response website.