“The Current” recommends Winona as a Fall color Destination

Visit Winona Fall colors are seen on the Mississippi River bluffs along Highway 61 on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, from atop Mount Charity at John A. Latsch State Park near Winona, Minn. When this photo was taken, many trees along the tops of the ridges had lost their leaves, while trees in the valleys were not yet at peak color.

The Current, a listener supported music station on Minnesota Public Radio, featured Winona as one of 3 southeastern MN cities to “chase Fall colors,” and here’s why. The  Sugar Loaf Bluff landmark stands atop a colorful bluff and has a trail to its base and can be seen from almost any point in Winona. For the hiking types, two area state parks, the John Latsch State Park and the Great River Bluffs State Park, offer multiple trails to striking panoramic views of the Mississippi River as well as the prairie grasses, wildflowers

“Winona is brimming with arts and culture as well.” The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is located on the banks of the Mississippi River and focuses on “art inspired by water,’ with both contemporary and historic works of art on display. The Winona Arts Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a special retrospective exhibit.

A trip across the river into Wisconsin is Kinstone, a “mini Stonehenge” replica and offers a peaceful and meditative experience.  The site also offers workshops, classes and events and is open May 1- October 31.

Foodies will enjoy a dining experience at Nosh Scratch Kitchen, where farm-to-table food is served and the menu includes roasted exotic mushrooms.


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