LEARNING ABOUT NATURE

An ecotourism heaven

Winona’s rich river-valley ecosystem is right at your fingertips, with nature study as close as a walk through one of our pristine parks or refuges or a drive to a regional nature center.

More resources:
Birding and wildlife watching
Monument parks
Hiking and biking

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Big Valley Ranch Inc, Riding Academy

Ride the trails on horseback
Guided trail rides, day camps, birthday parties, lessons, board, and training


Happy Dancing Turtle - Driftless Region

Events and workshops to connect you to nature
HDT promotes sustainable living and environmental education in our communities.


Lefty Hymes Memorial Deer Park

Where the wild things are
A pint-sized playground, a large grassy field for running, and our resident deer companions make this park on Prairie Island Road a favorite stopping point for visitors and locals alike.