Mighty Mississippi and Red Wing, MN

The surrounding area of beautiful Red Wing, MN entices you with its rolling hills, river valleys, quaint trout streams, green pastures, bountiful farmland, and plenty of wildlife.  Enough so, Dan and I could set out daily to photograph its wonder.

A plethora of activities await you year round in the Minnesota bluff country.  Skiing or snowshoeing in the Winter, and hiking, biking , or water sports that fill the rest of the year.  The trails are plentiful and will guarantee a peaceful outdoor experience.   One of my favorite hiking areas is Barns Bluff.  When the top is reached, you have a breathtaking view of Red Wing and the surrounding area.

It is always a site to see the riverboats come to town.  The particular images found in this post are images of the majestic American Queen.  Built in 1995, The American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built.  To watch her move upon the mighty Mississippi is awe-inspiring.

If ever in the area, take time to stroll through these small river towns that reside along the Mississippi banks of Southeastern Minnesota/Southwestern Wisconsin; you will be pleasantly surprised and quite taken aback by their beauty.

29 thoughts on “Mighty Mississippi and Red Wing, MN

  1. Joe says:

    Great series of captures Cynthia 😀

  2. words4jp says:

    Very beautiful photographs.

  3. kkred says:

    These wonderful photos, with all their warm colors – brings warmth to my body during this long, cold winter. As always – these are great photos, Cyndie.

  4. Wonderful scenery of where we live and roam.

  5. Heather says:

    what a gorgeous series of photos Cynthia…you’ve capture wonderful images!!!

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Very nice Cynthia, warm and lovely

  7. M.Gate says:

    I have to say, your photos are out of this world. There is magic in your photogrophy. I’m really glad that I’m following your blog. 🙂

  8. Sue Charlton says:

    I love t his and the photographs are beautiful. I have only done the Mississippi from New Orleans truly amazing soulful river. Thank you.

  9. Dalo 2013 says:

    Really a super set of shots Cynthia.

  10. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful set, Cynthia. Love the boathouses—the comp and colors are wonderful.

  11. Another fantastic set, Cynthia! I love American Queen morning, such beautiful colors in the sky.

  12. Make Something Mondays says:

    Wow, those are gorgeous pictures!

  13. Betty says:

    Beautiful photos !!!! To be on the Mississippi on a river boat has always been a quest of mine.

  14. rkb665 says:

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules are here:http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/ Great job!- Rebecca

  15. Wonderful autumn photos!

  16. beautiful work…lovely spaces…

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