Great River Road Red Wing to La Crescent via US Highway 61

Wabasha, Minnesota

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Squeezed between the Mississippi River and towering, forested bluffs, the Great River Road passes through handsome nineteenth century river towns, sleepy villages, and natural areas rich in wildlife. The 107-mile segment from Red Wing to La Crescent offers two optional excursions off US 61: one loops through lush meadows and wetlands in the Mississippi’s floodplain, the other scales the bluffs, offering breathtaking views of the river valley and hillside apple orchards. Special attractions: Strolling, dining, and antique shopping in the historic towns of Red Wing, Lake City, Wabasha, and Winona; Frontenac, a village where little has changed since the 1880s; hiking and birdwatching at Frontenac and O. L. Kipp State Parks; biking on county roads and the Cannon Valley Trail; bald eagle watching at Read’s Landing; spectacular views along the shore of Lake Pepin and from the blufftops on Apple Blossom Drive.
Scenic Driving Minnesota

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Scenic Driving Minnesota

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)

Squeezed between the Mississippi River and towering, forested bluffs, the Great River Road passes through handsome nineteenth century river towns, sleepy villages, and natural areas rich in wildlife. The 107-mile segment from Red Wing to La Crescent offers two optional excursions off US 61: one loops through lush meadows and wetlands in the Mississippi’s floodplain, the other scales the bluffs, offering breathtaking views of the river valley and hillside apple orchards.

Special attractions: Strolling, dining, and antique shopping in the historic towns of Red Wing, Lake City, Wabasha, and Winona; Frontenac, a village where little has changed since the 1880s; hiking and birdwatching at Frontenac and O. L. Kipp State Parks; biking on county roads and the Cannon Valley Trail; bald eagle watching at Read’s Landing; spectacular views along the shore of Lake Pepin and from the blufftops on Apple Blossom Drive.

©  Phil Davies/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Wabasha
Distance: 107
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Frontenac State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Great River Road: Red Wing to La Crescent via US Highway 61

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