The Mississippi River is one of the most picturesque in the Midwest and there are many ways to enjoy your visit on the water. If you are a guest of Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure take a guided tour through the backwaters of the Mississippi River by kayak or canoe or go on a hiking adventure to one of our many state parks.
Want to get out on the river? Bring your own boat and dock it at Wabasha Parkside Marina. www.parksidemarina.com Take the quick trip north on Highway 61 to Lake City where you can take a paddleboat ride on the Pearl of the Lake. www.pearlofthelake.com Daily public excursions are Wednesday through Sunday at 1 p.m., boarding begins at 12:30 p.m. Excursions are 90 minutes and partially narrated by the Captain. On your excursion you will tour Lake Pepin, the largest river lake on the Mississippi River. They also take reservations and can accomodate your wedding or group. You can also enjoy a sunset dinner aboard the 31-foot sloop, Messenger with Sail Pepin. www.sailpepin.com
Ski or snowboard, then Coffee Mill Ski and Snowboard Resort is the place for you! Many of our lodgers offer ski and snowboarding packages that offer a great price for a day on the slopes. Coffee Mill features 15 hills varying from easy to most difficult. Groups are welcome with advance reservations. www.coffeemillski.com
Golfer? Check out the Bluffs at Coffee Mill. Ranked #1 in Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, The Bluffs at Coffee Mill offers competitive rates, gorgeous rolling greens and stunning views of the Mississippi River. The Bluffs at Coffee Mill also hosts weddings and banquets. Several lodgers offer a golf and stay package giving you a great price for day of golf. Bring your group of 8 or more out to the Bluffs and see why they are ranked #1. www.coffeemillgolf.com