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Check Out the Best Summer Adventures near the Twin Cities

Get out of the Twin Cities this summer and enjoy a getaway to the historic town of Red Wing, where there’s no shortage of activities for the whole family. Outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and history lovers have a place for themselves in this beautiful town. If you’re planning a memorable summer vacation to this charming town, St James Hotel, a centrally located and visually striking hotel in Red Wing, is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Soak in every bit of Minnesota summer by spending time outdoors.

3 Red Wing Outdoor Activities to Enjoy on Your Summer Break

Because Red Wing is a mid-sized town, you’ll find several summer outdoor activities to engage in within a few minutes of the hotel. Here are three things to do outdoors during your Minnesota summer vacation.

Hike along Barn Bluff

Barn Bluff is a sacred site to the Dakota people because it’s a site with many burial mounds and is also known as He Mni Can (Hill Water Wood). It’s a 340-foot bluff that offers excellent scenic views of boats on the Mississippi River and the town below. You can also see Barn Bluff towering above the town from the hotel. The trails are worthwhile and easy to climb for tweens, teens, and adults. 

Enjoy the View at Memorial Park

Located on Sorin’s Bluff, Memorial Park is another treasure of Red Wing. The park offers views of the Mississippi River and Minnesota and Wisconsin bluffs. You can easily access the park via the roadway off East Seventh Street. If you’re with children, skip the two-hour climb along hiking trails by making the scenic drive to the top. Memorial Park also has charcoal grills and picnic tables for a nice time with family and friends. Enjoy a game of Frisbee golf while here on the nine-hole course.

Cool Off at Red Wing Water Park

Located on Nymphara Lane inside Colvill Park, Red Wing Water Park is a great place to cool off from the sweltering heat. Guests can have fun on the water slides and enjoy swimming lessons, aqua exercise, and lap swimming: the perfect outdoor activity on a hot day. You can also book youth swimming lessons in advance. 


Escape This Summer to Red Wing

Kickstart your summer adventures by booking your stay at Red Wing’s St. James Hotel. Our various accommodation options mean we have the perfect room for your summer getaway from the Twin Cities. To book a special room in advance, please check availability online or call 651-388-2846.

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