Lake City, on the banks of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River, is located on Hwy. 61, also known as the Great River Road, just 68 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 34 miles east of Rochester, MN. Our central location means you spend less time on the road and more time biking, hiking, boating, golfing, snowmobiling, browsing our quaint shops and enjoying our restaurants. We welcome thousands each year to Water Ski Days, Tour de Pepin, and Junk Crush events. Lake City has something to delight every visitor all year long.