Latsch Island-Aghaming Park and Preserve

Bring your hiking boots and long pants for a trek through Aghaming Park, 1,950 acres of some of the best preserved floodplain forest in the country and a pristine destination for bird watching.

Latsch Island, directly across the Main Channel from downtown Winona, is home to the city marina and an unusual community of floating homes. Aghaming Park is a strip of wild bottomland across the North Channel from Latsch Island. For a fun afternoon tour, put in at the landing on Latsch Island Beach and paddle downstream following the shore of the island to stay out of the shipping channel.When you reach the tip of the island hold to the left to enter the North (back) Channel. Cross this channel to try some of the inlets and sloughs at Aghaming, or just paddle upstream to see the graceful arches of the old wagon bridge and the colorful collection of floating homes. Complete the loop by simply circling the island.


Latsch Island Winona, MN 55987