The Pepin Area
, a widening of the Mississippi River, 21 mi
(34 km) long and c.3 mi (5 km) wide, SE Minn., between Wabasha
and Red Wing; formed by a natural dam of silt dropped by the
Lake Pepin is the largest natural lake that is part of the
Mississippi River, forms part of the boundary between
Minnesota and Wisconsin. The biggest tourist-vacation spot on
the lake on the Wisconsin side is in the city of Pepin.
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entire area around Pepin is very scenic during every season of the year.
In early Spring Eagles can be found in the trees lining the Lake Pepin
shore waiting for a tasty bite as the ice goes out. Early Spring is also
when Eagles can be seen as they rest on their nest hatching their eggs.
Watching beautiful sunsets over the contrasting blue Lake Pepin water is a
must in the Summer. Spectacular fall color shows on the bluffs are not to
be missed. Wintertime presents bluffs covered with the beautiful white
snow and an opportunity to the view vast expanse of the frozen Lake
Today's visitors come to Pepin to
enjoy a few days on Pepin Lake, tour the community or engage in numerous
very popular place to visit in Pepin is the birthplace and museum
dedicated to Laura
Ingalls Wilder, author of the famed Little House on the Prairie
books. The museum is conveniently located across the street from the Inn.
is also a popular and scenic place for visitors to pursue their
recreational interests. Popular activities include bicycling,
motorcycling, boating, sailing, geocaching, bird watching, snowmobiling,
ice sailing, hunting and fishing.
Fishing is always in season
at Lake Pepin and the surrounding areas. The Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources has information to help visitors.
Sail Lake Pepin, or Learn
to Sail on Lake Pepin with On-Deck
Seminars and Charters.
During the off-season, Pepin
tends to quiet down a bit. But, as many returning guests say,
they like to take advantage of that time and enjoy the sleepy
town all to themselves, since there are fewer tourists in
town. They get to enjoy the Inn,
drive up and down the Great River Road, and spot
bald eagles nesting in the treetops. On a
Friday or Saturday they can take advantage of the famous local
fish and shrimp fry. Pepin is the perfect off-season
retreat when you really want some rest and relaxation.
There are two convenience stores, antique and other specialty shops, a gourmet
coffee shop and several restaurants including the famous
Harbor View Café, and of course
Our name is inspired by
the Italian word for beauty--Bellezza--and the stunning river bluff
drive to our doors. Designed to evoke a small Mediterranean village, the
building of Villa Bellezza surrounds a charming central piazza where
friends can gather and relax.
Join us Year round.
LIONS CLUB TRACTOR PULL at the Sportsman's Park 715-442-5335
INGALLS WILDER Day Festival 715-442-3011
"Pepin Laura" contest, traditional demonstrations,
arts and crafts, booths, a fiddle contest, good
food and great entertainment
July 6, 7, 8
Community celebration and a lighted boat parade which can
be viewed from the shores of Lake Pepin
49th Annual Fall Flood Motorcycle Rally The
Flood Run has been a charity run since the original 12 bikers
rode the 90 miles to Winona and threw
sandbags helping in the 1965 floods!
"Fall Fresh Art Studio Tour" Fall
Click on Fresh Art for
more information 715-672-8188
FILM FESTIVAL over 30 films. For further information, click
Way Film Festival
Dec 6 &
Pepin Hometown Holidays
Holiday shopping, cookie making, fruitcake catapult,
PEPIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM 715-442-3161
(Laura Ingalls Wilder Society)
Highway 35 and Prairie Street (Next to Kwik Stop)
Open Daily May 15-October 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Books and Souvenirs
PEPIN RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM
Highway 35 at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Park
800 3rd Street
Open Daily April 1 through October 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
& Scenic Attractions
TIFFANY WILDLIFE REFUGE 608-685-6222
2 Miles East of Pepin on Highway 35
Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Nature Study
Primitive Camping is allowed by PERMIT ONLY
Permit Available at DNR, Alma, Wisconsin 54610
DANīS PEPIN MARINA 715-442-4900
1st & Lake Street
Open May 1st to October 15th
Overnight Dockage, Full Facilities
Boat Docks/Landings (Free)
DEER ISLAND ROAD
To Lake Pepin off Highway 35 between Pepin and Stockholm
TIFFANY WILDLIFE AREA
3 Miles East of Pepin adjacent to the
Chippewa River Bridge
along Highway 35
PEPIN SPORTSMANīS LANDING
Bathrooms, Fish Cleaning
PEPIN COUNTY WISCONSIN LAKES
follow link for much more information:
LAURA INGALLS WILDER MEMORIAL PARK
800 Third Street (Highway 35)helters, Playground Equipment
Water & Toilets