Area Attractions


rive along Wisconsin’s famed RIVER ROAD , Wisconsin’s only designated National
Scenic Byway, and into the Lake Pepin area where you will arrive at the historic small village of
Maiden Rock and home to the Maiden Rock Inn.We here in the “driftless” area marvel at the landscape, the view, the tranquil
Lake Pepin area of the mighty Mississippi. The driftless area refers to the last glacier parting
and not grinding up and flattening this small space around the Mississippi Valley. That means
our beautiful bluf land is ancient.William Cullen Bryant, a 19th century poet said, “Lake
Pepin…ought to be visited the summer by every poet and painter in the land.”
The six mile drive from Maiden Rock to Stockholm is possibly the most
beautiful jaunt on the Great River Road.
Here we have scenic beauty, low population density and water.
So come dine amidst the beauty
spacer-symbolWalk, drive, bike or canoe in the beauty
Fish, Ice Fish, Hike, Hunt, Bird Watch
Pain Draw, Photograph, Write
Snow Shoe, Cross Country Ski
Celebrate Life 


Lake City8 Miles
Red Wing11 Miles
Pepin11 Miles
Welch Village21 Miles
Prescott28 miles

Maiden Rock began as a logging settlement in 1854 and was named after a bluff four miles away. The Indian legend of the bluff, tells of a young Dakota Indian woman, Winona, who leaped to her death from the top of the most prominent bluff rather than marry the Indian Brave her father, Chief Red Wing, had chose for her. Today Maiden Rock is a small village of about 130 people.


Just a few miles from Maiden Rock, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is located in Pepin, Wisconsin, and features a recreation of the log home on the very land owned by Charles and Caroline Ingalls (Ma & Pa). Laura was born in Pepin in 1867 and the site memorializes the book “Little House in the Big Woods.” The museum is open 10am-5PM. May 15th thru Oct. 17, then stays open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until November 1st at which time it closes for the season. For more information visit

2013 Annual Events

  1. Spring Flood Run ….. April – Third Saturday. Non-motorcyclists may want to avoid the spring benefit Flood Run, when thousands of bikers circle Lake Pepin
  2. 85 Mile Garage Sale ….. May – First Weekend, Friday ~ Sunday
  3. Spring Fresh Art Tour …..Friday – Sunday following Mother’s Day
  4. Maiden Rock Summerfest … June – Third Saturday
  5. Swedish Midsommer Festival …..June 23
  6. Stockholm Art Fair …..July – Third Saturday
  7. Dog Days of Summer …..August – First weekend
  8. Fall Flood Run…..September = Second Saturday. Non-motorcyclists may want to avoid the fall benefit Flood Run, when thousands of bikers circle Lake Pepin
  9. Laura Days …September 8-9
  10. Fall Fresh Art Tour….. October – First Friday ~ Sunday
  11. Flyway Film Festival …..October – Third Thursday ~ Sunday
  12. Women’s Weekend …..Nov. 5-6
  13. Old Fashioned Country Christmas Maiden Rock …..Dec. 1 10-4pm TBA horse drawn rides, photos with Santa
  14. Stockholm Country Christmas …..Dec. 1-2
  15. Medieval Feast & Wassailing …..December – First Saturday


Running Dog Ranch
P.O box 75
Maiden Rock, WI

Sail Pepin – Dave Sheridan
Pepin, WI.

Rusty’s River Rides
Red Wing, MN.

The Chicken Coop
N 2450 County Road E
Stockholm, WI.

W. 3583 HWY 35 Great River Road
Maiden Rock, WI
Art, Galleries & Music

Flaming Fire Art Studio
N3002 County Rd. CC
Maiden Rock Township, WI

Cultural Cloth
W3557 Hwy 35
Maiden Rock, WI

Secret Heart Gallery
W3553 Hwy 35
Maiden Rock, WI

Hilsgen Family Farm
Handmade rugs & Farm Fresh Foods
By appointment
Maiden Rock, WI.

Celeste Nelms
Maiden Rock local Photographer/Videographer

Bruce Hecksel
Original Art Inspired by Music

Day/Dunlap Studio
Linda Day
Bruce Dunlap

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave East, Durand, WI 54736

Pepin, WI.

Lake Pepin Art & Design Center
Pepin, WI.

Stockholm Pottery
Stockholm, WI.

Shari’s Chippewa Club
Durand, WI.

local musicians, original music performing nationally

Site Seeing

Vineyards & Breweries
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery
Maiden Rock Township, WI.

Falconer Vineyards
Red Wing, MN.

Bogus Creek
Stockholm, WI.

Eau Galle Cheese Factory
Durand, WI.

Ellsworth Creamery
The Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin

Shady Grove
N6240 State Road 65
Ellsworth, WI 54011
715 273 3787

For Pete’s Sake
May through October is Tuesday night Horseshoe
with Chapper’s BBQ Chicken

Gelly’s Pub & Eatery
Stockholm, WI.

Harbor View Café
Pepin, WI.

Kate & Gracie’s
Alma, WI.

Nelson Creamery
Nelson, WI.

Third Street Deli
Pepin, WI.

Lake City, MN

Pickle Factory
Pepin, WI

Ole’s Bar
3515 State Highway 35 Great River Road
Maiden Rock , WI

Rush River Produce
W4098 200th Ave
Maiden Rock, WI

Smiling Pelican Bake Shop
Highway 35 Great River Road
Maiden Rock, WI

The Homemade Cafe
Pepin, WI.

The Palate
Stockholm, WI.

The Stone Barn (pizza)
Nelson, WI.

Vino in the Valley
Maiden Rock Township, WI.

Local Village Websites
Across the River Town Websites