Things to Do | Red Wing, MN

Red Wing, Minnesota, is an historic river town nestled into the Mississippi River bluffs just one hour from Minneapolis-St Paul, Rochester, MN, and Eau Claire, WI. It is a wonderful destination spot any time of year.

Be sure to enjoy the mighty Mississippi River from the parks and walkways adjoining it. A hike up Barn Bluff affords panoramic views of the surrounding area that go for miles. Drive the Mississippi River Road for spectacular scenery and eagle watching. River boat excursions can be booked on www.rustysriverrides.com for $15 or call us to reserve your seat at a discount rate of $12.

Antique shops and specialty stores abound for shoppers in Red Wing. Feature spots include the St James Hotel shops, Downtown Historic Red Wing, and the Pottery Mall. A wide variety of quaint shops line our main streets.

Take advantage of biking, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails. We have close access to the Cannon River Trail – voted one of the nation’s top 10 biking trails which is a groomed cross-country ski trail in the winter. Ski Welch Village, or Afton Alps. Mississippi National Golf Links and Mount Frontenac will satisfy our golf enthusiasts.

Peruse menus from our favorite restaurants in the area and choose the perfect place to enjoy a luncheon or evening meal.

Days at the Round Barn Farm

If you spend your day at the Round Barn Farm, rural relaxation and pleasures are yours. Stroll the paths winding through our 35 acres around fields and up the wooded bluff. The re-opened tractor path takes you up through the woods to where you can see Lake Pepin in the distance through the forest canopy. Watch for deer and wild turkeys as you continue to the top of the bluff. Log benches provide places to rest and visit along the way.

Summer will find you on the swing in the old oak tree or picking ripe wild blackberries in the east field. Take a refreshing drink and a book out to the gazebo to enjoy! Or experience the fun of a flashlight walk on a June night and be amazed at the “Christmas lights display” of fireflies!

Snowshoes are available for use on the farm paths during snowy months. And, of course, you are always welcome to explore the round barn. Join Robin around the bread oven as the smell of fresh baking bread entices you!