Don’t get me wrong, Winona is a great place to live all year round (well, except maybe the dead of winter). But here are the top 5 reasons why I love the fall in Winona best:

1) Fall colors on the bluffs

How lucky are we to able to watch the bluffs transform from their green splendor into a skyline of orange, red and yellow watercolors?

red, gold and brown trees on the bluffs

2) Apple orchards are a magical, mystical place

Caramel apples, apple turnovers and apple picking…need I say more?

This year I went apple picking at Ferguson’s Apple Orchard with my best friend Alia, my mom and my mom’s best friend. Alia snapped this picture as I was reaching into a tree for more Haralson apples.

a girl picking apples

3) WSU Homecoming

Homecoming is the one time a year when everyone rallies behind our Warriors and it’s always a blast.

women in WSU apparel pose together

I went to the Homecoming game last year with my friends Aly and Lindsay.


4) Fall-themed coffee drinks at Mugby Junction

I’m not even ashamed to utter these words: pumpkin spiced lattes.

pumpkin spice latte

5) Tews Corn Maze

Living in such a small town close to farming areas has its perks. Take an afternoon off and get lost in the corn!

a corn maze

Updated by Allison Mueller on Oct. 17, 2016

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Kim Schneider

Kim graduated in 2016 with BA degrees in Mass Communication and English. She is from Roseville, MN and enjoys playing guitar, watching live music, volleyball, running, and kayaking at her family cabin on Lake Vermilion.