Best Things to Explore in Red Wing Minnesota

Red Wing is a short drive from the Twin Cities. Therefore, you are able to see the best things to explore in Red Wing Minnesota in one day.

Winona is another day trip from the Twin Cities. Red Wing is a little less than half way to the bluff side town of Winona. Take the Great River Road for scenic views the entire way.

Hike Barn Bluff

Barn Bluff is above the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin with views to die for. Many people consider this to be a moderate hike due to the many stairs along the route. It is a well maintained and heavily trafficked path. However, it can be steep at times.

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Gear for this Hike

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Women’s Waterproof Hiking boot

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Water bottle with Straw

Take a Scenic Drive up to Memorial Park

In the small town of Red Wing Minnesota you will find Memorial Park. This is a free bluff side park. There are multiple scenic outlooks, 4 miles of hiking trails, and a frisbee golf course.

With its close proximity to main street you can spend a few minutes of a few hours.

Road Trip Tools

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Enjoy a Picnic at Bay Point Park for one of the best things to explore in Red Wing Minnesota

Bay Point Park may not have expansive views of the town of Red Wing, but its river front location will impress.

The sidewalk is a quick .6 mile loop. Along the walk you can check out the large boats parked in the marina and the cute boat houses. Also, learn about history of Native Americans at the newly constructed tee pee art structure.

Best Things to Explore in Red Wing Minnesota: Park Favorites

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Glass of Wine at Vino in the Valley after seeing the Best things to Explore in Red Wing Minnesota

This restaurant is about a 30 minute drive from Red Wing. The Vineyard is placed between the bluffs in Maiden Rock Wisconsin.

Check out their website for a list of wines and scrumptious food.

Other Day Trips from the Twin Cities

11 thoughts on “Best Things to Explore in Red Wing Minnesota

  1. This would be fun. I’ve never been to Minnesota before. I would love to explore it. It looks like a gorgeous area.

  2. I’ve never been to Minnesota. I’m surprised it looks similar to where I live in the Pacific Northwest!

  3. I’m happy to follow you because the places you talk about are places where I find myself, places I like to discover and explore. My ideal excursions!

  4. Minnesota has always been on my bucket list. Red Wing Minnesota looks like a truly fabulous place for hiking and being close to nature. A perfect spot for a short weekend trip! 🙂

  5. This looks like a beautiful place to visit Thanks for showing off the best spots. It really wouldn’t be a far trip for me I could definitely have a nice weekend there.

  6. I think that a perfect trip to Red Wing will be hiking that beautiful train and then end with a relaxing glass of wine at the Vino. Great place to spend some time in nature 🙂

  7. This sounds a great place to visit. Love the pics and the details which you have described.

  8. Minessota has a lot of interesting places for tourists , I think more interesting for someone from the tropics like me. Would love to go there one day!

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