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Lake Pepin

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bigsei wrote a review Sep 2020
Manitowoc, Wisconsin437 contributions45 helpful votes
We drove by Lake Pepin. Looks like there is plenty to do on the water here. We saw a lot of recreational boats on the water and people on the beaches. Camping, boat launch and parks throughout, The view and area is beautiful. This would be a fun area for families with children.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David E J wrote a review Jun 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota351 contributions100 helpful votes
Beautiful lake. Nice riverwalk along the shoreline. Great to look out and see various boats and to see Wisconsin across the lake.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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CaptTrouble wrote a review Jan 2020
Hudson, Wisconsin7,679 contributions307 helpful votes
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If you've ever wondered who was crazy enough to invent water skiing, it was Minnesotan Ralph Samuelson on Lake Pepin. In 1966 the American Water Ski Association officially recognized Lake City (and Lake Pepin) as the birthplace of waterskiing. Samuelson invented waterskiing in 1922 after he invented "aquaplaning" (wakeboarding?) just prior to his 19th birthday. Erroneously, the owner of Cypress Gardens, FL put it about in 1958 (quite a time lag there, buddy) that he had invented waterskiing. Nope. We visited Lake Pepin and Lake City again in October. On that day, the lake was wild and windy, but beautiful. No one was waterskiing or even nearby as it was blustery, but we walked around and enjoyed the view.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kirstin D. wrote a review Dec 2019
Port Huron, Michigan439 contributions19 helpful votes
Lake Pepin is a beautiful feature along the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is historical as well, and mentioned in state and river literature, and geological studies, but also in the Laura Ingals Wilder Little House series! One can travel both sides of thecLake and find many lovely small towns, shops, and farm stands in season. Views of the river and bluffs are gorgeous. It is fun, thrilling, lots of neat places to pull off the road to enjoy views, photo opportunities, and exploring the parks and towns.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kpastrana wrote a review Nov 2019
66 contributions11 helpful votes
Great day trip, nice drive, great sites! We had lunch at Chickadee Cottage Cafe, an eccentric little restaurant with an interesting menu. Stopped by the beautiful Villa Bellazza winery for a glass of wine and meandering around the winery.We where then off to Stockholm Pie for a delicious piece of pie and shopping. Perfect day trip from the Twin Cites!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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