WINTER IN HASTINGS
Winter 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.
Being a part of the Mississippi River Valley gives Hastings the opportunity to be close to several premium level ski areas and two of them are practically in our backyard.
For fabulous Cross Country Skiing & Skate Skiing. Spring Lake Park Reserve / Schaar’s Bluff Trailhead have miles of dual-tracked, classic cross-country skiing and packed skate skiing trails that provide opportunities for you to explore during the beautiful winter season. The trailhead and picnic area provide a scenic overlook of the Mississippi River Valley.
VISIT THE VERMILLION FALLS
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.
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.
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!