Fall is a great time to take a trip to Hastings. Whether you are visiting with your family, enjoying a couples weekend or spending time with friends; Hastings has a wide variety of activities to make an unforgettable experience. 

With 30 miles of paved biking and walking trails, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the river, scenic overlooks and our hidden Vermillion River waterfall.

Autumn means it’s time for the St. Croix Valley Apple Festival. Several apple orchards are located just north of Hastings, in the St. Croix River Valley. At many of the orchards you can pick-your-own apples, berries and pumpkins or you can purchase them already picked. Some of the orchards offer hayrides, corn mazes, crafts, live animals and other fun family activities.

Another visitor favorite are our historic buildings and stores. There is also time to enjoy outdoor music and entertainment at our Rotary Pavilion on the Riverwalk. If just relaxing is in the cards, enjoy a beverage at our local brewery or winery.


Located off of HWY 61 in Vermillion Falls Park, this stunning waterfall stands 35 feet high. Unique from other MN water falls, the Vermillion Falls are located right in the center of town!

Just a short walk west on the trail and you’ll find the gorge bridge with a beautiful view of the Vermillion River. Further downstream along the path is the ruins of the Ramsey Mill.

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Biking & Trails

With 30 miles of paved biking and walking trails, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the river, scenic overlooks and a hidden waterfall.

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Shop Historic Downtown

Downtown is truly the ‘Heart of Hastings’. Our historic business district is a vibrant mix of retail, office, arts, and dining opportunities. Public park and the regional trail system connect Downtown with the Mississippi River. The City conducts year-round programming in Levee Park, making the Downtown a focal point of community activity.

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Tour An Historic Estate

The Leduc Historic Estate is one of the last remaining examples of Gothic Revival residential architecture in the United States. Take a guided tour of this picturesque home and learn all about General William Leduc, his wife Mary, and their four children. During the holiday’s, the mansion is elegantly decorated in Victorian style.

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Rotary Club Pavilion

Levee Park is a perfect spot for summer entertainment with a convert venue unlike any other. From May through September the pavilion, donated by the Hastings Rotary Club, fills up with live music, classes, and outdoor movies!

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150+ musicians performing with 100+ acts at 7 Downtown Hastings venues – the last Saturday of April.

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Hastings is home to Minnesota’s first vineyard – Alexis Bailly and one of Minnesota’s newest breweries – Spiral Brewery.

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