Bluff Happenings

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Come out to the Mississippi National on Saturday, February 27th between 6:30-8:30 pm to snowshoe or hike a trail lit up by luminaries and the full moon.  The trail is approximately 1 mile and will take around 30 minutes to complete.  Limited pairs of snowshoes will be available to borrow if you do not have your own.  Dress for the weather - the clubhouse will not be open and there will be no place to warm up besides your own vehicle.  Please practice social distancing between groups and wear a mask.  Be mindful of groomed skiing trails and avoid snowshoeing on them. This event is co-sponsored by the Red Wing Park Naturalist Program.  

  • Friday, January 08, 2021 12:14 PM | Anonymous

    Hike, snowshoe or ski on one of our many trails during Winter Trails Day.  Check out the improvements on He Mni Can- Barn Bluff, enjoy the views from Sorin's Bluff or experience the woods on Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area.  Maps are available on our Maps & Trails page. 

  • Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    Celebrate the end of 2020 and/or the beginning of 2021 from the top of He Mni Can-Barn Bluff!  Sunset on Thursday, December 31st is at 4:40 and sunrise on Friday, January 1st is at 7:47 am.  Best viewing typically happens 15-20 minutes after sunset and before sunrise so plan your hikes accordingly.  Remember to wear a face covering and keep your social distance!  

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:12 PM | Anonymous

    Friends of the Bluffs is starting a new group called Trailblazers.  The goal of this group is to weed whip (blaze) the hiking trails on Billings-Tomhofr Conservation Area and Memorial Park during the late spring and early summer, when everything grows really fast.  Friends of the Bluffs has equipment (weed whips) you check out or you can use your own.  Recruit a friend and contact David Anderson at to learn more.  Must be 16 years of age and sign a City of Red Wing Volunteer Waiver Form.   

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:48 PM | Anonymous

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with our Virtual Hiawatha Valley Earth Week April 22-28.  Friends of the Bluffs, the City of Red Wing, Red Wing ELC, Prairie Island Indian Community, Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, National Eagle Center, Sargent's Nursery, Red Wing Art Association, Red Wing Public Library, Red Wing Park Naturalist and more will be offering videos, educational information, and activities that can be done in your back yard, neighborhood and our surrounding community.  Activities and schedule of events/videos will be posted on the City of Red Wing website soon.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak Celebrate Earth Day-Hike the Bluff has been postponed

    The CDC recommends that gatherings of 50 or more should not be held for 8 weeks.  The Friends of the Bluffs Board of Directors has decided to follow this recommendation.  We will be meeting soon to decide if we will reschedule. 

  • Friday, January 24, 2020 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Join us on Saturday, January 25th for a Sunset Snowshoe Hike on the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area.  We will be meeting at the Neal Street Trailhead at 4:15 pm.  For more information email

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    Start the New Year with a hike on He Mni Can/Barn Bluff to watch the sunrise!  Join us at the trailhead off East 5th Street on Wednesday, January 1st at 7:15 am.  Sunrise is at 7:47 am!  Dress for the weather, bring a hiking stick or Nordic Walking Poles in case the trail is icy and your camera to capture the moment.  We will be providing the coffee and hot chocolate!  Questions???  Contact David Anderson at

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday, October 19th is our 4th Annual Bluff Color Fest Trail Run/Hike.  New this year is a 3.1 mile run/hike to go along with our 5 mile run/hike and our 10, 15 and 20 mile runs.  All runs/hikes wind there way through the trees and bluffs of Memorial Park and will begin and end on the bluff side of Mississippi National Golf Links parking lot.  Registration is open and can be done on-ling at  Registration may also be done in person on Friday, October 18th or on race day between 6:00-7:00 am in the lower level of he club house at Mississippi National Golf Links.  For more information, go to:  

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:18 PM | Anonymous

    Inaugural Gathering to Celebrate Summer
    Tuesday, June 18th from 5:00-7:00 pm
    Memorial Park Upper Quarry

    Please join us as we celebrate the start of summer with a potluck dinner and campfire in the Memorial Park Upper Quarry.  Bring a dish to share and your own dinnerware, Friends of the Bluffs will provide the refreshments.  After dinner take a hike on one of the many trails, play disc golf or bring your mountain bike and go for a ride.       

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