When the temperatures drop, the winter activities are just heating up Minnesota! From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and more, there are endless ways to play in the snow in Red Wing. Get out and explore winter wonderland, attend a fabulous winter event, or warm up by the fire at The St. James Hotel. To help you plan your getaway, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Red Wing, Minnesota, in the winter. Here are some of our top recommendations.
Top 5 Things to Do in Red Wing, Minnesota, in the Winter
1. Attend Big Turn Music Festival 2020
Rock the night away with some dazzling tunes. Big Turn Music Festival is one of the most anticipated upcoming events in Red Wing, MN. Held annually in February, this two-day event spans across downtown Red Wing. Some of the best musicians from the surrounding areas perform to bring the community together. To learn about Big Turn Music Festival’s lineup, go to the Big Turn Music Fest website.
2. Welch Skiing/Snowboarding
Feed your wild side on the slopes. While there are several great areas for skiing in Red Wing, one of the premier destinations is Welch Village Ski Resort. Located just a few minutes outside of Red Wing, the thrill of a lifetime awaits you here. With over 60 years of cultivating adventurous spirits, the resort offers a space for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. For a more thrilling experience, the Welch Terrain Parks is the space to show off your tricks.
3. Eagle Watching in Red Wing
Keep your eyes open for eagles. Red Wing is located along the Mississippi Flyway, one of the larger, migratory routes of birds, including bald eagles. As a result, winter is the best time to see the eagles in Red Wing. They have even been spotted with blocks of the St. James Hotel! Prime viewing locations in Red Wing include Bay Point Park, Levee Park and Colvill Park. Travelers can also drive the stretch along the Mississippi River between Red Wing and Wabasha to witness eagles in action. If you want to see eagles up close, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is the place to go.
4. Watch a Play at the Sheldon
Support the arts by attending a play at the Sheldon Theatre. The Historic Sheldon Theatre is known by many as the “jewel box” of Red Wing. It links the present with the past, highlighting a beautiful history within its walls. It is one of the oldest operating theaters in Minnesota. 2020 is packed with soulful concerts and classical plays, so get your tickets now!
5. Snowshoeing in Frontenac State Park
Go outside and explore Frontenac State Park. Head south on Highway 61 to stumble upon miles of nature’s bliss. Jaw dropping views of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River await at the top. Snowshoe rentals are available at the park to experience a breathtaking hike.
Enjoy All of These Winter Activities During Your Stay in Red Wing!
Now that you know about all of the best things to do in Red Wing, Minnesota, in the winter, it’s time to plan your trip! When it comes to the best local accommodations, look no further than The St. James Hotel. Our historic hotel is located amidst the bluffs of the majestic Mississippi River. With picturesque views, luxurious rooms and suites, and top-notch amenities, you’ll have everything you need for a memorable winter break.
During your stay at The St. James Hotel, you’ll be minutes away from all of the best activities, attractions, dining, and shopping in Red Wing, MN. The hotel also offers room packages for Welch skiing or attending a play at the Sheldon Theatre. So, what are you waiting for? See all of our vacation packages and book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you to winter wonderland!