• Visit Hastings

    Hastings is a scenic rivertown steeped in tradition, it combines:

    • A rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers.
    • 28 miles of biking, hiking and running trails throughout the city.   Trail & Park Map   Trail System
    • Many historic buildings found in the downtown area which are nationally known for Victorian architecture.  Check out the Historic Walking Tour!
    • A mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, industry and community festivities. 

    Click here to view Hastings Community Guide, Streets and Trails Map, and Visitor's Guide


    Stay for the weekend!   
    Click HERE for local lodging.

     

    Winter Recreation

    Hastings is fortunate to be the midpoint between two downhill ski areas! Click the links below to visit their websites.

     

     

    Welch Village Ski Area 
    Welch Village, south of Hastings, featuring runs overlooking the picturesque Cannon River and Belle Creek valleys.

     

    HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

              

    Hastings Historic Downtown, which sits along the banks of the Mississippi, offers a unque mix of dining and shopping including antique shops, local art and trendy clothing. 

    The many retail stores in Historic Downtown Hastings offer festive Holiday shopping for your gift giving needs!

    Many of the restaurants feature live music on the weekends and the new Levy Park and Hastings River Walk feature weekly family friendly entertainment.  During the summer months the streets of downtown are filled with Classic Cars and hundreds of spectators!

    CARPENTER ST. CROIX VALLEY NATURE CENTER

            

    The Nature Center has properties on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the scenic St. Croix River. They offer beautiful walking trails with scenic views, snow shoeing trails, beach access, spectacular bird watching (Check out the Birding Hotspots) and so much more! Check out their many events throughout the year on their website page! Events Calendar 

    OUTDOOR ICE SKATING

    The City of Hastings provides several outdoor ice skating rinks with warming houses from early December through mid February. Enjoy ice skating in the winter months with beautiful views! Click on the Outdoor Ice Skating link about for details on locations and hours.

    DOG SLEDDING

    You don't have to go too far north to enjoy dog sledding here in Hastings! HHH Ranch provides dog sled rides, educational programs, and much more! Click the link above for details on how to enjoy this unique and fun winter activity!

    LEDUC HISTORIC ESTATE

    Visit the LeDuc Historic Estate and enjoy the beauty and rich history of this picturesque mansion that has been restored by the Minnesota Historical Society! Click here to find out information on tours and events

    SPRING LAKE PARK RESERVE

        

    This Dakota County Park offers hiking trails, cross country ski trails, archery trails, picnic grounds, playground, and a gather center. All of this along with stunning views of the Mississippi River!

    ALEXIS BAILLY VINEYARD

        

    Founded in 1973, Alexis Bailly Vineyard was the first to make wine with 100% Minnesota grown grapes.  Their tastings room is truly one of a kind, a must see.

    EXTREME SANDBOX

        

    Visit Extreme Sandbox for a Heavy Equipment Adventure that lets you play on Construction Equipment! Extreme Sandbox is the first and ONLY heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest! 

    CRUISES

    A perfect way to spend a relaxing day or evening is aboard a boat cruising the St. Croix or Mississippi Rivers! Click on the links below for more information on lunch, cocktail, dinner, or sightseeing cruises.

    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Afton House Inn & Cruise Lines

    TREASURE ISLAND RESORT & CASINO

    Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River and offers gaming, accommodations, food service, and entertainment! It also includes a marina, RV-park, bowling, and a variety of cruise & dining options.

    AFTON STATE PARK

    Northeast of Hastings on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, this park offers hiking, horse, mountain bike, and cross country ski trails, picnic grounds, hike-in campsites, and a secluded swimming beach accessible by trail only.

    GOLFING

    There are many beautiful golf courses in and around the Hastings area! Click the links below to visit their websites.

    Hidden Greens Golf Course

    Dakota Pines Golf Club

    Emerald Greens Golf

    Afton Alps Ski & Golf

    Bellwood Oaks Golf Course

    River Oaks Municipal Golf

    Clifton Hollow Golf Club

    Gopher Hills Golf Course

    Also located in Hastings is a Disc Golf Course! The scenic 18 hole disc golf course is free for the public use!

    Visit the many Apple Orchards in the Hastings area! Click on the links below to view their website.

    Afton Apple Orchard

    Carpenter Nature Center

    Fischer Croix Farm Orchard

    Whistling Well Farm

  • Afton Alps
    Located just north of Hastings, Afton Alps is nestled in the rolling hills of the scenic St. Croix River Valley.