a collage of Winona nature photos

The breeze is turning crisp, the leaves are falling like rain, and the numbers on the forecast keep getting lower and lower. The Minnesota Cold is upon us. But don’t fret, there’s still time to enjoy Winona’s spectacular autumn scenery and activities

  1. Hike
    Hiking is Winona’s favorite pastime. From Sugar Loaf to Garvin Heights to the number of bike trails, you’re sure to love the crisp air and rainbow of leaves.
  2. Enjoy the Lake
    There’s still time to get out on the lake and learn how to paddleboard, canoe or kayak. Grab your windbreaker and enjoy the view.
  3. Go for a Bike Ride
    There’s nothing like a good bike ride around Winona. Whether through the little town streets or along the river, it’s always good to appreciate the charm of Winona from the seat of a bicycle. Go rent a tandem bike from the Student Resource Center and spend quality time with a friend!
  4. Go to a Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard
    Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are perfect activities for roommates, friends or couples. Get into the autumn spirit and bake some fall treats!
  5. Grill Out
    There’s nothing better than a burger straight off the grill. Get your cornhole bean bag set out of the garage and enjoy a meal and games with your friends.
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Leah Dobihal

Leah graduated in 2015 with BA degrees in English and Spanish as well as a minor in Global Studies. She is originally from Lino Lake, MN but moved to Australia soon after graduation. Her true passion in life is travel–meeting new people, discovering new places–that’s what really feeds her soul. When she's not (or rather, don’t have the money to go) traveling, Leah loves reading, hiking, knitting and spending time with friends and family.

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