Boating

The constant breezes on the lake and scenic landscape makes Lake Pepin a favorite for sailing and steamboats - cruises available for both.  The Mississippi River and many tributary streams and rivers foster great spots for canoes, kayaks, and small power boats. 

Hiking

Maiden Rock Bluff Natural Area just outside of Stockholm and Frontenac State Park across the Lake from Stockholm both provide great views of the lake and an assortment of Raptors.

Fishing

The upper Mississippi River is home to over 100 fish species.  Popular fish include Walleye, Sauger, Catfish, large and small mouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, and Northern Pike

Swimming

Several public beaches are located on both sides of Lake Pepin.

Golfing

The Lake Pepin area offers a dozen golf courses, many with fabulous views of the Mississippi River bluffs

Biking

The Great River Road is a popular destination for bicyclists.

Rush River Blueberries

W4098 200th Ave
Maiden Rock, WI
715-594-3648
Open Thursday-Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Generally, July is the most consistent month for picking.  It is suggested that one calls ahead to find out what is ripe. More than just blueberries!  The farm is so beautiful with perennials flowers everywhere. When you arrive, the owners will equip you with everything you'll need and then direct you to eat your way down the blueberry patch, so that you can try different varieties, and pick your way back- yum!

Bird Watching

The Lake Pepin area is indigenous to hundreds of bird species, with several birds of prey being ultra common.  Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN or simply watch the many Gold and Bald Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, etc. from your porch.  

Cruising (Motorcycles/Cars)

The "Alphabet" Roads provide some of the best twisties in the area, while the Great River Road also provides ample twists and turns with fantastic views of the lake.  There are several "Biker" bars throughout the area to meet and greet fellow bikers.  The area is also famous for Spring and Fall Flood runs.

 

Vineyards

Villa Belezza: Visit a Mediterranean style winery complex with tasting room and Great Hall that serves a variety of events.

See list in Lake Pepin Wine Trail and The Great River Road Wine Tour

Locations of Interest

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area

Check out this link for additional Pepin County insights