Located on the Mississippi River, Frontenac is a birdwatcher's paradise. It's one of the best spots in the country to view birds migrating in the spring and fall. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here. No wonder: Lake Pepin's diverse habitats -- bluffland, prairie, floodplain forest and upland hardwood forest -- attract numerous warblers, hawks, waterfowl and shorebirds. Hikers and skiers enjoy spectacular views of this beautifully wooded river valley. Fishing, swimming and boat tours are all available nearby.

hiking
3 days ago

Not hard tho. I'd say moderate not hard. I've done this hike in the late fall and again in the spring. The nice thing about going at the end of the fall was some of the rock formations where more viewable due to the lack of foliage in the trees. I hope to go back in the fall during peak leaf color change.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Always something cool to look at, lots of big moss covered rocks. A few cool spots to go hang out by the lake, splash your face, and watch some boats floatin around.

Lots of built in stairs and a narrower trail makes for an interesting and the right amount of challenging hike

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and well designed for an alternative cardio workout. Don't underestimate the intensity of this hike by judging it based on the beginning of the trail. The end half mile of the lower bluff trail will leave you gassed to say the least.

hiking
3 months ago

Very muddy but gorgeous spring green. Lake Pepin is high so the sandy point is small but well worth the visit.

hiking
3 months ago

awesome!

I enjoyed seeing bald eagles and white tailed deer here yesterday. There wasn't anyone else on the trail (I love midweek hikes). Trail is in decent condition though one of the spur trails had fallen trees over the trail. I liked the switchbacks and change in elevation. Good distance and difficulty for an afternoon hike. I look forward to coming back in the summer and fall when there are leaves on the trees.

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5 months ago

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9 months ago