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

Wabasha, Minnesota 55981

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

Great River Road: Red Wing to La Crescent via US Highway 61 Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Wabasha
Nearby City
107
Distance
Year-round
Season
Frontenac State Park
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Jul 2018