Put a smile behind your mask.... safely shop, dine and experience Hastings!
Your safety is our top priority! Hastings is working hard to give guests the same unique experience you would expect from a quaint river town while keeping visitors safe. Below are just a few examples the City of Hastings & local businesses have partnered on:
- Downtown parklets creating plenty of room for social distancing
- Miles of trails and outdoor parks to explore
- Live outdoor music on 2nd Street, Fridays & Saturdays to November
- Additional outdoor seating for restaurants
- Business grants to be used for safety items like masks and cleaning supplies
There are many safe things to do and see when visiting Hastings.
Bring or Rent a Bike
Enjoy the outdoors with 30 + miles of trails! Bring your bikes to Hastings or Rent an eBike from Port of Hastings Outfitters to travel our 10 mile loop around the city. End your ride in our historic downtown for a local craft beer at Spiral Brewery and dinner at one of 7 family owned restaurants. If you are visiting on Friday or Saturday night be sure to stay for live, outdoor music on 2nd street starting at 6 p.m. View Trails. Check out e-bikes.
Tour the Leduc Historic Estate.
The home is one of the last remaining examples of Gothic Revival residential architecture in the United States. Take a small group 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. Learn more about the LeDuc Estate.
Take in a Round of Golf.
Golf has proven to be a safe, outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy! Golf one of 7 Courses in and around Hastings. If you are looking for a course to enjoy dinner & drinks with a stunning view, check out Hastings Golf Club. View Courses.
Have Fun at the Extreme Sandbox.
Enjoy a family outing at the National known Extreme Sandbox. Extreme Sandbox now offers drive up shows! Watch large power equipment run obstacle courses while safely remaining inside your car. Check it out!
Enjoy a Day at Carpenter Nature Center.
Nestled at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers near Hastings, and located only thirty minutes from the metro, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center provides a unique opportunity to learn and explore the outdoors. They preserve wildlife habitat while also providing educational experiences for community families. ADMISSION IS COMPLETELY FREE in order to insure that people of all economic backgrounds can connect to nature. This is another great way to social distance outside while enjoying family time. Learn More.