Activites Abound in Lake City, Minnesota’s South Shore with a Longer Season to Play Outdoors.

Lake City is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. We offer unmatched access to the lake, championship golf and miles of hiking and biking trails. Known as the Birthplace of Waterskiing, our lake provides world class sailing opportunities, the best fishing in Southeastern Minnesota with over 85 different species, and endless water sport activities. Enjoy the lake from shore by taking a stroll on our 2 and ½ mile river walk, hiking or biking along our scenic trails, or watch the majestic bald eagle and other migratory birds in action from our designated viewing areas.

Lake City is also the perfect destination for the golfers of all skill levels. Challenge yourself at one of our four 18-hole golf courses played out over various terrains. Play atop the bluffs with views of the lake or wind through the majestic Mississippi River Valley.

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Tour de Pepin

An biking event that starts and ends in Lake City.  A tradition on the first Saturday of June. Join us for the exciting rides or just come to watch and cheer on the bikers. Visit for more information and registration.

Four Touring Options

32 Miles - Bike to Stockholm, WI & shuttle back to Lake City on the Pearl of the Lake Paddlewheel boat.
50 Miles - Bike to the scenic overlook past Maiden Rock, WI, then back to Stockholm, where you will board the Pearl of the Lake Paddlewheel shuttle to Lake City, MN.
72 Miles - The entire Lake Pepin loop, along the MN & WI Great River Road scenic byways.
100 Miles - The full Lake Pepin ride + a countryside loop.


The perfect boating experience. Lake City is nestled on the banks of Lake Pepin, a 22-mile-long, 2-mile-wide natural broadening of the Mississippi River.

Smitty's Marina

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