http://www.mississippi-river.org has a great website with information on where to stay, eat, shop, and things to do – all around Lake Pepin. There are several 100 Miles of… links: vistas, boating, birding, fishing, history and even garage sales.
The big big big 100 miles of garage sales was May 2-4 this year. Cyn & I didn’t get out for a drive until Sunday and by that time most sales where over and done. We found some stragglers still open though. I was more interested in the drive, but the potential for an awesome find is always around every corner. The super-find of the trip was an old produce crate in the dumpster outside of Reads Landing Brewing Company. I spied the little treasure as we sat on the patio sipping our fire-hot bloody marrys.
Prior to landing for refreshments we spent a significant amount of time roaming around the little river town of Stockholm, WI. There are several unique shops to wander through. Among them is a fantastic bakery – Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery. The cranberry walnut bread is out of this world. You may have noticed in past posts…if there is a bakery in the vicinity I’ll be sampling the local fare.
Stockholm is great small town to spend a few hours just walking around. There is no shortage of interesting art. Be sure to check out Adobe Stockholm. Juno & Me has some of the best candies I’ve had is awhile and their pet product are worth browsing. For more information on additional shops, see Stockholm’s official website.
Here are a few other shot I took around town before we got on our way to the next town.
There is so much to see and do around Lake Pepin. Hwy 35 on the Wisconsin side boasts some spectacular views as does Hwy 61 on the Minnesota side. You are never board around here – take a drive around the lake!