Winter Activities

WINTER ACTIVITES

SNOWMOBILING
Tour our bluffs and valleys on hundreds of miles of maintained trails. Find maps at visitor kiosks or city hotels. Visit the DNR or Minnesota United Snowmobiler’s Association for maps.

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Superb Midwestern snow sports are just a short drive away at Coffee Mill or Welch Village full-service ski areas. Equipment rentals and seasonal and daily passes are available.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Groomed trails at Hok-Si-La Park and Frontenac State Park attract skiers of all ages and skill levels. Our bluffs, valleys and forests provide stunning scenery and protection from winter winds.

ICE SKATING
Skate under the stars (or any time) or polish up your slap shot at Underwood Park’s leisure and hockey rinks and warming house.

ICE FISHING
The best of this enduring winter pastime is right on our front porch. The locals target blue gills, bass and lunker walleye and pike. There’s easy access for those who need to unload their fish house. Check our online calendar for fishing contests.

ICE SAILING
Harness winter winds! Host to several 2012 North American regattas, Lake Pepin’s wide expanse provides outstanding conditions for racing or enjoying a speedy weekend on the ice. Contact the Lake Pepin Ice Yacht Club for more information.

EAGLE VIEWING
From November through April, bald eagles migrate along the Mississippi River, and about 50 nesting pairs remain in the Lake Pepin area year-round. See them perch, soar and fish. There are many spots on the Great River Road between Lake City and Wabasha that offer thrilling, close-up viewing opportunities.