Spring is here and it’s time to get outside! As we enter a new season you may be looking for fun activities to do outdoors now that the weather is warming up.
Lucky for us, Winona is a wonderful place to be outside and experience the beauty of the surrounding bluffs, lakes, and scenery. Consider staying in town and trying out one of these fun and COVID safe activities.
Safe Social Activities
If you are looking for fun COVID safe activities to do, Winona has several great indoor and outdoor options. Always remember to mask up, back up, and wash up whenever you’re in public and around others.
Garvin Heights City Park
Lake Lodge Recreation Center
Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride around the lake.
For more information and updates on seasonal equipment rentals click the link above.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 6AM -10PM
Great River Bluffs State Park
Cost: $7 daily fee
John A Latsch State Park
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9AM – 5PM
Join Winona Outdoor Collaborative 24- Hike Series
This is a challenge that encourages participants to complete 24 local hikes throughout the year. Participants are eligible to win prizes and will receive a sticker after completion.
Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (OERC)
The OERC hosts a range of different events such as rock climbing, camping, various training’s, and equipment rentals to name a few. For more information and updates on events happening now, check out the OERC page on the WSU website linked above.
Student Activities Center (SAC)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9AM – Sunset, Saturday-Sunday: 10AM – Sunset
Cost: FREE just bring your student ID
Winona County Historical Center
Hours: Open Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Cost: $3 for students, FREE for students doing research
Marine Art Museum
Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE on Tuesdays, Student Admission is $3 Wednesday – Sunday
Wabasha Recreation – Climbing Center
Reserve a Session
- Monday: 5PM – 6:50PM | 7PM – 8:50PM
- Wednesday: 5PM – 6:50PM | 7PM – 8:50PM
- Friday: 5PM – 6:50PM| 7 – 8:50PM
- Saturday: Noon – 1:50PM | 2PM – 3:50PM | 4PM – 5:50PM
Cost: FREE, bring your Warrior ID
For more fun ideas check out the Outdoor Life and Winona Life pages on the WSU website. For more ideas check out the Visit Winona website.
Stay Ahead of the Grade Game
With the return of spring also comes the end of another semester which means the stress of finals and grades tends to increase.
Have no fear, WSU is here with plenty of free services to help you finish out the semester strong. Whatever your major or year in school, we’ve got something for you!
Are you looking for help in classes or having trouble understanding some of the content covered in your classes? Tutoring services offers several different types of tutoring sessions and has tutors to help students with any class they are in.
- Tutoring and S2I
- Virtual tutoring appointments
- Drop-in tutoring
- Face-to-face tutoring
For more resources and links check out the Tutoring Services page on the WSU Website.
Additional Online Resources
Are you in the process of summer job hunting or want to strengthen your resume or cover letter? If yes, check out Career Services!
Career services offers help with a variety of things:
- Mock interviews, Interview prep, Interview stream
- Resumes or cover letters
- Career exploration
- Graduate applications
- Job applications
- Jobs fairs
- Career Center Resources (Handshake)
To explore more of what is offered at Career Services check out their page on the WSU website.
Are you in search of support and advice on a final paper or writing project? If yes, the writing center is the place for you. The writing center has tutors who can help provide guidance and feedback on major papers or any writing assignment you may have.
The writing center is open Monday –Thursday from 9am – 6pm and Friday from 9am –2pm. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Now is the time to enjoy some fun outdoor COVID safe activities and prioritize your future. Explore the Winona community and take advantage of all the activities Winona has to offer and the services WSU Career, Tutoring and Writing Services provide.