Red Wing Fairbault Route

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The Red Wing Fairbault route is really a tale of two geographies. One part of this route is located in and around the bluffs along the Mississippi River, between Lake City and Hastings, Minnesota. The other section of this route explores the uplands and lakes between Cannon Falls and Fairbault.  The northern section, along the Mississippi, provides many opportunities to enjoy river views. Enjoy Spring Lake Park in Hastings, Red Wing Overlook, and Frontenac State Park.  The inland section, on the other hand, takes you past some of the 10,000 lakes that Minnesota is famous for.  The Red Wing Fairbault route is our northernmost route in Minnesota. This route, along with the St. Croix Route, are the nearest routes to the Twin Cities and northwest Minnesota. Either route would make a great first trip for riders who are new to the Driftless area.  
Red Wing Fairbault Route (pictured above): ~250 miles; 6.5 riding hours.
Red Wing Fairbault Lite Route (not pictured): ~180 miles; 4.75 riding hours.
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ATTRACTIONS:
  • Lake City:  Lake City Concourse, Roschen Park, Bald Eagle Bluffs & State Natural Area
  • Cannon Falls:  Lake Byllseby Park, Lake Byllseby Beach, Lake Byllseby Dam, Oxford Mill Ruins
  • Red Wing:  Sea Wing Memorial, Red Wing Marine Museum, Soldiers Memorial Park, Aliveo Military Museum, Red Wing Overlook, Kiwanis Stairway, Anderson Center Sculpture Garden, World’s Largest Boot, Scrap Metal Horse
  • Hastings:  Spring Lake Park Reserve, Spring Lake Park Overlook, Lake Rebecca Park, LeDuc Historic Estate, Vermillion Falls Park, Old Mill Park, fExtreme Sandbox
  • Fairbault:  White Sands Park, Rice County Historical Society, Slevin Park, North Alexander Park, South Alexander Park, King Mill Park, Tin Man Family, Inventor of the Tilt-a-Whirl
  • Frontenac:  Frontenac State Park
  • Northfield:  Last bank Jesse James tried to rob.
  • Hampton:  Watt Munistoram Buddhist Temple, Viking, Gorilla, Beach Dude
  • Kenyon:  The Tardis, Gunderson House