Red Wing is the gateway to one of the most beautiful drives is this region. The Great River Road winds along the Mississippi River and through its bluffs. The views are fabulous. Small towns you will pass through include Maiden Rock, Stockholm, Pepin, and Nelson on the Wisconsin side and coming back to Red Wing on the Minnesota side is Wabasha, Reads Landing, and Lake City. Bakeries, artist’s shops, wineries, great restaurants, the National Eagle Center will make this a very memorable day.