Lake City and the surrounding area
2.5 mile River Walk is right across the street from the Villas and
borders the Lake through the City.
Hiking trails are also available at Hok-si-la Park
Lake City Tourism Bureau
Great River Wine
Trail Wine Tours on the Great River Road
The legend of Pepie the Lake Creature
Pearl of the Lake, Paddlewheel Excursions
Daily public excursions, Wednesday-Sunday
Ask your Guest Services Representative for more information.
Area Golf Courses
Hale Irwin's Signature Golf Course at the Jewel!
Red Wing Golf Club
City Golf Club 651-345-3221
Frontenac Golf Course
Pepin Golf Course
Mississippi National Golf Link
Coffee Mill Golf & Country Club
Harbor View Cafe
- Open April-November
314 Main Street Pepin, Wisconsin
An exceptional dining experience right in Lake City. A destination
Chickadee Cottage and Tea Room
- Wonderful breakfast and Lunch. Voted best roadside cafe. Open
Mill Ski area in Wabasha is "the
longest vertical drop south of Duluth"
and is just 12 miles away.
Lake Pepin Communities-
Small river towns surrounding Lake Pepin. Also includes Winona
and Red Wing.
Visitors Bureau- Home of the
National Eagle Center.
Pepin Heights Orchard Store-Home
of the HoneyCrisp Apple
Toys-Famous hand carved
carousel, a must see if you haven't been there
Frontenac State Park -
Near Lake City, beautiful views and fantastic bird watching.
Fall colors report for State Parks
Eagle Center/EagleWatch Deck
Live bald eagles, information on the National Wildlife Refuge and
birding in the area.
Soar with the Eagles Festival in March. Paddleboat rides to view
Tundra Swan Watch
Red Wing Eagle Spot Information
Lake City Chamber of
Historic Red Wing's
unique shops and Eagle Spot,
just 10-15 minutes from Lake City on Highway 61.
Red Wing Visitors Bureau
Mississippi Valley Partners, Lake Pepin
Small river towns around Lake Pepin
About Lake Pepin
Pepin is said to be one of the best areas for inland sailing in the
The coulees between the bluffs bring winds from various directions
that converge on the 22 mile long lake.
Pepin is the largest river lake on the Mississippi and at one time
extended all of the way north to St. Paul.
The Mississippi River Valley we see today was carved bluff to bluff
through the process of receding glacial waters.
At the south end of Lake Pepin, an enormous amount of water is
forced through the river channel. It is this force,
combined with the steady movement of water draining into the
Mississippi River from two tributary Rivers
which allow the waters around the lower end of the Lake to
remain open throughout the cold winter months.
American Bald Eagles are drawn to the open waters where they
can fish during the winter months.
Hundreds of Bald Eagles can be seen year round along
the Great River Road and at the base of Lake Pepin, near Reads
Reads Landing is just 8 miles south.
The scenic drive along the Lake that is said to be
one of the most beautiful in all of America.
Bring along your binoculars to view the
multitude of birds that use the Pepin Valley as a migration
All 4 seasons offer wonderful birding opportunities.
hosts a birding and nature festival in May each year.
According to the American Birding Association, the Upper Mississippi
Valley is a globally significant migratory corridor.