Let's support "Small Town America"
on what has become almost a national tradition.
This lake is an "oxbow" lake and was inundated by the Mississippi River during the flood in the spring of 2001. As a result, the lake contains many species normally associated with river fishing: sauger, white bass, freshwater drum (sheephead), catfish species, etc.
The shoreline is natural, containing an interesting natural community including an active bald eagle nest.
This hike will be on a paved trail and will start along the Mississippi River, head up the river bluffs and then come down Nininger Road (a sidewalk) back towards town. You can either head back to your car at this point or walk into Historic Downtown Hastings and do some shopping.
There are several antique stores, clothing stores, gift shops and numerous restaurants to stop in. I plan on going to one of my favorite places "The Busted Nut." They have great burgers, beer and best of all you can throw peanuts on the floor!
Please consider coming out on this hike to support the small businesses that have helped build this country.
DIRECTIONS: Lake Rebecca Park is located just off Lock and Dam Road, just west of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, MN