Wabasha is your premier four-season recreation destination. Known for its extraordinary natural beauty, Wabasha is nestled between the rugged soaring limestone bluffs of southeastern Minnesota and the majestic Mississippi River. More than just a picturesque historic river town, Wabasha draws tourists from all over the world. Many activities take advantage of its unique location.
Boaters enjoy the ever-changing river with its wide channel, quiet backwaters, and abundant sandbars perfect for picnics or overnight camping. If kayaks or canoes are more your style, the Mississippi and nearby Zumbro River offer scenic stretches filled with wildlife.
Wabasha is home to the National Eagle Center, a world-renowned museum and interpretive center dedicated to eagles and other wildlife indigenous to the Upper Mississippi River watershed. Nearly half of all waterfowl use the Mississippi River flyway for migration or nesting. The National Eagle Center offers unmatched opportunities for viewing them as well as exhibits, field-trips, and programming.
If golf is more your forte, join us at The Bluffs, an eighteen-hole course perched high atop Coffee Mill Bluff which has stunning vistas of the Mississippi and Chippewa River valleys. Or head to Kellogg and play a round of mini-golf at LARK Toys, recently named one of the ten best toy stores in the entire world by USA Today! If biking is your passion, Wabasha is located on the Mississippi River Trail and the city itself is bike friendly. Bring your fishing gear and join us for a lazy afternoon trolling for walleye or get serious and enter one of the fishing tournaments that call Wabasha home.
When autumn arrives the bluffs explode with color. Not to be outdone by Mother Nature, the entire town of Wabasha decks itself out with pumpkin topiaries and harvest-themed decorations. SeptOberfest runs from mid-September through October and draws visitors from around the country for juried craft boutiques, German food, and fun activities for adults and children.
When the snow flies, the Coffee Mill Ski Area is the place to be with one of the longest vertical drops in the area. If you’re less skilled, but equally playful, join in the fun with snow tubing. Wabasha is surrounded by groomed trails for snowmobilers and ice fishing opportunities are abundant. If you are truly adventurous, join us in February for the Grumpy Plunge and jump into the frigid Mississippi to support local charities.
Not a winter person? Pamper yourself! Get away to one of the wonderful lodging properties in the area and curl up by the fire.