Visit the Many Local Attractions Near Us

Wine AdventuresGlacial Ridge Winery is located in the heart of West Central Minnesota.  Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Glacial Lakes area, a visit to Glacial Ridge Winery makes a great day trip, a relaxing weekend getaway or an ideal vacation.

Here are just a few ideas of things to do while visiting our area.

Wine and Wineries

Explore the Heartland Wine Trail. Minnesota’s newest wine trail with six distinct wineries. Costum design your own wine tour with Minnesota Wine Tours.

To learn more about Minnesota grapes and wine visit Minnesota Grape Growers Association

Where to Stay

There is no shortage of great places to stay in our area.  A couple of our favorite resorts for families and groups include the Bug-BeeHive on Lake Koronis, the Dickerson Resort on Lake Florida, & the Sunset Shores Resort on Norway Lake. The popular Northern Inn Hotel in Spicer offers great rooms with reasonable rates and is located directly across the street from Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. For a romantic retreat why not try the Spicer Castle Inn. 

For a complete list of lodging in our area click here

Arts & Entertainment

June through August the Winery proudly presents its Free Outdoor Concert Series every Thursday evening.  But we are not the only gig in town.

Catch a production at the historic Little Theater in New London or The Barn Theatre in Willmar. Enjoy a concert presented by The West Central Concert Series.  Each July brings the annual Sonshine Festival  – A three day music festival in Willmar.

Explore the local art scene with a tour of pottery studios in New London:  Gossman Pottery, The Pottery Workshop, and Banner Oak Pottery.  Check out an exhibit at ARThouse and visit artists’ studios every June during the annual Studio Hop.

Girlfriend Getaways/Shopping & Spas

Let Glacial Ridge Winery help you plan the perfect weekend getaway for you and the girls!  Shop New London’s quaint Main Street filled with specialty shops and boutiques.  Relax and rejuvenate at New U Vitality Center or Bellezza Salon and Spa both conveniently located in Spicer, MN.  End your day with a tasting and a privately catered meal in the winery.

The Winery also offers a variety of options for bachelorette parties and bridal showers.


Glacial Ridge Winery is conveniently located near three premiere golf courses.

Eagle Creek in Willmar, the Koronis Hills Club in Paynesville, & the Little Crow Country Club in Spicer.

For the Kids

Don’t worry, we can keep the kids busy.  Enjoy go karts and mini golf at the Big Kahuna,  visit an alpaca farm, play in the sun at Saulsbury Beach, try the climbing wall at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, check out the stock car races in Willmar or catch a baseball game at the Green Lake Base Ball Diamonds.