School is out, the temperature is warming up and the land scape is green and blooming! Whether you live in Hastings or just visiting, there is plenty to do during the summer.
Hastings lies at the junction of the Mississippi, St. Croix, and Vermillion rivers, which serve as a stunning backdrop for hiking, biking, picnicking or boating. Hastings also boasts beautiful public parks, several golf courses and a host of other recreational possibilities.
The City of Hastings has more than 28 miles of bituminous trail system throughout the City. Parking access for the trail is located at Jaycee Park, Levee Park and Vermillion Falls Park. The scenic bike trail allows impressive views of the Vermillion River, Lake Isabel, Lake Rebecca and the Mississippi River.
Founded in 1973, Alexis Bailly Vineyard was the first to make wine with 100% Minnesota grown grapes. Come see where the Bailly’s have buried their vines to help them survive Minnesota’s frigid winter. Open weekends June through mid-November for wine tasting.
Extreme Sandbox is the only heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest! Experience the thrill of operating heavy equipment in a safe and controlled environment. Expert instructors guide you through structured activities and obstacle courses. Let the kid in you play! Rated #1 Attraction in the Metro area by Trip Advisor.
The Aquatic Center provides a wide variety of fun and safe activities for all ages. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times. Slides, zero depth entry playground, water sprays, fountains, and Lily Pad Crossing. Lap swimming is also available.
Carpenters St. Croissants Valley Nature Center ~ Once an estate and apple orchard, the Nature Center now offers daily access to over 15 miles of self guided trails overlooking the scenic St. Croix River. A natural habitat for great blue herons and bald eagles.
Saturday Night Cruise In ~ Classic Car Show in Historic Downtown Hastings, every other Saturday night beginning May 30 and running through September 2015.
Rivertown Days is an annual summer festival held in July. There is an a abundance of activities to choose from during this three day event! There is a carnival for the kids, bands, parade, petting zoo, waterski show and arts & crafts, just to name a few. Many of the local businesses host special events of their own.
Hastings isn’t a place to just drive through; it is a place to explore, take in the sights, venture back in time and enjoy. Hastings is a great place to call home!