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The Red Wing Fairbault Route is really a tale of two geographies. One part of this route is located in and around the bluffs along the Mississippi River, between Lake City and Hastings, Minnesota. The other section of this route explores the uplands and lakes between Cannon Falls and Fairbault.  The northern section, along the Mississippi, provides many opportunities to enjoy river views. Enjoy Spring Lake Park in Hastings, Red Wing Overlook, and Frontenac State Park.  The inland section, on the other hand, takes you past some of the 10,000 lakes that Minnesota is famous for.  The Red Wing Fairbault route is our northernmost route in Minnesota. This route, along with the St. Croix Route, are the nearest routes to the Twin Cities and northwest Minnesota. Either route would make a great first trip for riders who are new to the Driftless area.  

Approximate Mileage:  250 Miles

Estmated Riding Time:  6.5 Hours

Road Surface:  Paved



  • Lake City:  Lake City Concourse, Roschen Park, Bald Eagle Bluffs & State Natural Area

  • Cannon Falls:  Lake Byllseby Park, Lake Byllseby Beach, Lake Byllseby Dam, Oxford Mill Ruins

  • Red Wing:  Sea Wing Memorial, Red Wing Marine Museum, Soldiers Memorial Park, Aliveo Military Museum, Red Wing Overlook, Kiwanis Stairway, Anderson Center Sculpture Garden, World’s Largest Boot, Scrap Metal Horse

  • Hastings:  Spring Lake Park Reserve, Spring Lake Park Overlook, Lake Rebecca Park, LeDuc Historic Estate, Vermillion Falls Park, Old Mill Park, fExtreme Sandbox

  • Fairbault:  White Sands Park, Rice County Historical Society, Slevin Park, North Alexander Park, South Alexander Park, King Mill Park, Tin Man Family, Inventor of the Tilt-a-Whirl

  • Frontenac:  Frontenac State Park

  • Northfield:  Last bank Jesse James tried to rob.

  • Hampton:  Watt Munistoram Buddhist Temple, Viking, Gorilla, Beach Dude

  • Kenyon:  The Tardis, Gunderson House


A Paper Map is available for this route.

Motorcycle Rides, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, Welsh, Hampton, Cannon Falls, Dennsion, Kenyon, Fairbault, Northfield, Randolph, Goodhue, Farmington

Red Wing-Fairbault Route

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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