Bluff Happenings

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Earth Day Events

    Saturday, April 21st

    Earth Day - Hike the Bluff is on!!! The trails are mostly snow-free, but muddy in spots!  Put on your boots, grab your walking stick and come enjoy a hike on the bluff.

    Registration Form

    Sunrise to Sunset – Self-Guided Hikes

    8:00 am – Trail Run with the Red Wing Trail Runners

    8:00 am-12:00 – City of Red Wing “Putting Plans into Action” (Plans for the Bluff, Plans for the Riverfront Trail to Colvill Park and Prairie Restoration Information)

    9:00 am-10:00 am – Goodhue County Historical Society “Pop-Up Museum” (Please bring artifacts and historical pictures to share)

    9:30 am – City of Red Wing Carlson Kiln Tour 

    10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Red Wing Public Library Story Walk

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Citizens Climate Lobby

    11:00 am – City of Red Wing Carlson Kiln Tour

    11:00 am-12:00 – Goodhue County Master Gardener “Flowers on the Bluff”

    11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Audubon Minnesota (Mississippi Flyway, Minnesota’s Bird-Friendly Community Program and Kid’s Activity - Great Migration Challenge) Canceled due to illness

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Sunrise Lady Ellen Lentsch

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Red Wing Public Library “Walk & Write” (For Young Writers in Grades 5 and up)

    1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – Red Wing Park Naturalist “Guided Hikes”

    Additional Activities:

    Picnic on the Bluff – Gather the family, pack a picnic and enjoy lunch or supper on the overlook or in a Bluff Prairie!

    Geocaching – Friends of the Bluffs will be placing a special Earth Day cache on the bluff for the day.

    He Mni Can/Barn Bluff Bingo – Friends of the Bluffs Keychain/Compass to the first 250 children who complete a bingo.

    We will keep updating this post with additional events and times as other groups join us. Keep checking back or subscribe to our blog to always receive our latest events news.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:18 PM | Anonymous

    Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area Work Day

    Saturday, March 3rd
    9:00 am – 12:00pm
    Meet in the Twin Bluff Middle School Parking Lot

    **Friends of the Bluffs and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota will be clearing brush and buckthorn.  Please join us. Coffee, hot chocolate, water, snacks, and lunch
    will be provided.**

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    2nd Annual Family Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski/Winter Hike and Campfire

    Where: adjacent to Mississippi National parking lot - bonfire pits

    When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Other details: A supply of equipment will be available for families to try. If you own your own equipment please bring to use. After snowshoeing, skiing or hiking, families may enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by our campfire.

  • Monday, January 01, 2018 7:00 AM | Anonymous

    **CANCELLED**Join Friends of the Bluffs and create a New Year's day tradition of climbing Barn Bluff at sunrise!

    Date: Jan 1st, 2018

    Time: Start time 7am with an estimated sunrise at 7:47am

    Place:  Barn Bluff Trailhead (off of E 5th Street)

    What to Bring: Dress for weather, sturdy footwear, headlamp or flashlight

    Hot beverage and cameras optional

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:55 PM | Anonymous

    Pencil us in! We've got lots of ways for you to enjoy the bluffs.

     Tent. Planned Date Event 
     Jan. 1  News Year Day Sunrise Hike
     Feb. 10  Family Snowshoe/X-Country Ski/Hike & Campfire at Mississippi National
     Mar. 11  Barn Bluff Trailhead Clean Up
     Apr. 21  Hike Barn Bluff Earth Day Challenge
     May 12  Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area Trail Maintenance Morning
     June 14  Barn Bluff Maintenance Night
     Oct. 13  Third Annual Bluff Color Fest - Trail Run, Mountain Bike Race and more
     Nov. 23  Friends of the Bluffs - Three Bluff Challenge

    Watch this blog for more details as event dates come closer. 

  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Join us as we celebrate five years of improving trails, increasing enjoyment and building stewardship!

    Monday, December 4th

    4:30-6:30 pm at The Staghead, 219 Bush Street

    Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a free drink while and helping us plan the next five years. 

  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Help us begin the process of eradicating oriental bittersweet on one section of the BTCA. 

    Friday, November 10th

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    For more information contact David Anderson at

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:24 PM | Anonymous


    Saturday, September 9th 

    10:00 am - 12:00 

    Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area

    We will be meeting at the Neal Street Trail head to work on replacing the steps and removing bittersweet on the trails. 

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:23 PM | Anonymous

    FOTB is sponsoring the 2017 River City Days Disc Golf Tournament.  

    Saturday, August 5th 

    Memorial Park - 8:30-11:30 am

    Open to all ages and playing levels.

    See attached document flier (2017 River City DaysTourney (1).pdf) and disc golf course map (DiscGolfMapFriends17.pdf) for more information.


  • Monday, July 17, 2017 7:22 PM | Anonymous

    Monday, July 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm

    We will be meeting at the Sumac Drive Trailhead to work on clearing the trails, removing oriental bittersweet and buckhorn.  Open to all, Friends of the Bluffs will provide tools, bug spray and water.

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