Lake City and the
A 2.5 mile River Walk begins at the
Willows and borders the Lake through the City.
Hiking paths are also available at Hok-Si-La Park.
The Legend of Pepie the Lake Creature
Pearl of the Lake,
Daily public excursions, Wednesday-Sunday
Ask your Willows on the River, Guest Services Representative.
Partners, Lake Pepin Tourism
Small river towns around Lake Pepin
Area Golf Courses
Hale Irwin's Signature Golf Course at the Jewel!
Red Wing Golf Club
Lake City Golf Club 651-345-3221
Mount Frontenac Golf Course
Lake Pepin Golf Course
Mississippi National Golf Link
Coffee Mill Golf & Country Club
in Red Wing near the Cannon Valley Bike Trail
There is also a mountain Bike Trail, check out their web site
Restaurants worth the trip.
Harbor View Cafe - Open April-November
314 Main Street Pepin, Wisconsin
Lake City Restaurants
Nosh In Lake City, Fine Dining,
Railhouse Grill and Bar,
casual dining, fabulous Pizza, don't miss Doug's special creation Walleye
Skyline on Pepin-
Casual Lake Side Dining. Room service is available to Willows Guests, and
they deliver to the Lake City area.
Chickadee Cottage and Cafe-
Voted best Roadside Cafe in several publications. Serves breakfast, lunch
and dinner (call for dinner hours)
Coffee Mill Ski area in Wabasha
is "the longest vertical drop south of Duluth"
and is just 12 miles away.
Wabasha Visitors Bureau- Home of
the National Eagle Center.
Pepin Heights Orchard
Store-Home of the HoneyCrisp Apple
Lark Toys-Famous hand carved carousel, a must see if you haven't
Frontenac State Park - Near Lake City, beautiful views and fantastic
Fall colors report for State Parks
National 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 eagles.
Tundra Swan Watch
Red Wing Eagle
Lake City Chamber of Commerce
Historic Red Wing's unique shops and Eagle Spot,
just 10-15 minutes from Lake City on Highway 61.
Red Wing Visitors
Lake Pepin is said to be one of the best
areas for inland sailing in the world. The coulees between the bluffs bring
winds from various directions that converge on the 22 mile long lake.
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 from November
through March at various scenic pull off areas along
the Great River Road and at the base of Lake Pepin, near Reads Landing.
Reads Landing is just 8 miles south, a 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 corridor.
All 4 seasons offer wonderful birding opportunities.
According to the American Birding Association, the Upper Mississippi Valley
is a globally significant migratory corridor.