What to do

Check out these fun activities for every age, ability, schedule, and budget.


Not sure what to do? Use the filter below to pick a season. After that, scroll to find things you might like to try. After all, there are plenty of things to do in beautiful Red Wing!

Do you want to get active right away? If so, check out the walk, bike, or hike tabs. Also, if you are looking for paved paths, click on roll. If you have kids with you, why not play in the park? Another option is to find a place to camp near Red Wing. Maybe you’re looking for more adventurous things to do? If so, try to rock climb or disc golf.


Did you know?

  • Barn Bluff is one of the best spots in Minnesota for rock climbing.
  • LHRW helped a project bring brand new disc golf pads to Memorial Park. Due to the support, disc golf is better than ever!
  • There are 39 public parks in Red Wing. Find the one closest to you!


Still not sure what to do? If so, try searching below.

what to do in red wing: our favorites

Here in Red Wing, we are lucky to have so many things to do for all ages. However, with so many options it can be hard to pick one thing! So, check out our favorite ways to get active and explore Red Wing, Minnesota.


what to do: walk

While Red Wing has many fantastic walks, our favorite is heading downtown. Red Wing has one of the most historic and active downtowns in Minnesota. So, why not spend an afternoon off exploring the beautiful buildings, lively businesses, and stunning scenery? Finally, finish the day off by popping into Mandy’s for a coffee or cold drink.


what to do: hike

Perhaps, you want to try something a bit more challenging. If so, give the most breath-taking route in Red Wing a chance! Head to Barn Bluff and hike up the historic staircases all the way to the west overlook. If you’re not too tired, head across the bluff to the east overlook. You’ll get some of the best views of the Mississippi River and the city around. Trust us!


what to do: get involved

Finally, get involved with a few of our favorite local groups for kids and families. If you’re looking for one of the best experiences you can give your kids, check out the Environmental Learning Center. Jason Jech and crew have been inspiring kids to grow into confident, skilled, and resilient adults for decades.

If you’re looking for something for the whole family, try the local YMCA. A Red Wing institution, the YMCA offers tons of classes, lessons, and opportunities to get healthy and have fun doing so.