Pine City has all the benefits of a major city, with the safety and comfort of a small town. We are conveniently located just an hour’s drive north of Minneapolis-St. Paul with easy access on Interstate 35, as well as being just over an hour’s drive south of Duluth-Superior. This places us in a central point in which to discover all of East Central Minnesota.
We have many unique tourist opportunities here in Pine City. A state historical location, the Snake River Fur Post is a popular destination for people to learn about the fur trading industry from the early 1800’s. We also have a Rural School Museum that once served as the one-room school house for the community.
In recent years Pine City has grown to become a destination for the arts. We have three vibrant arts-focused organizations providing quality programming throughout the year in all aspects of the arts – visual arts, music, performing arts, classes and more! The free music events on Friday nights in Robinson Park are a popular place to meet up with friends. You can learn more about each organization and many others in the Pine City Pioneer Information Guide, published annually with events and tourism information.
The East Central Craft Beverage Trail has 3 stops in the Pine City area. A brewery and two winery locations offer a great selection of craft beverages and are popular destinations. Three Twenty Brewing Co. has a Downtown location with regular events and food trucks traveling in from around the region on weekends. Boondoggle Winery and Northern Hollow Winery are located just outside of town to the east and west respectively.
Downtown Pine City is near the Snake River as it stretches between the two lakes in our area. Cross Lake and Pokegama Lake offer 3,000 miles of water to explore. Thanks to the work of local lake associations, you can travel by boat between both lakes along the Snake River and enjoy a day of fishing, tubing or skiing.
Fall & Winter Activities to Explore
* Fall Gathering at the Snake River Fur Post
* Hockey Tournaments
* Ice Skating
* Ice Fishing
* Holiday Madness
Spring & Summer Activities to Explore
* Highway 61 Film Festival
* Art in the Park
* Freedom Fest
* Art Fest
* Community Theater
* Pine County Fair