Crisp fall days are the perfect chance for a leisurely hike through a woodland trail accompanied by Winona’s abundant wildlife. Then, ascend to the blufftops overlooking the city and drink in the glorious river valley vista.

You’re not the only newly arrived visitor. Thousands of migrating waterfowl stop to rest wherever there’s water, and that’s everywhere around Winona – from the mighty Mississippi River to ponds, lakes and secluded waterways. You’ll find them roosting, paddling and honking their approval of these scenic surroundings.

Stay an extra day to take in the acclaimed Minnesota Marine Art Museum, historical walking tours, local eateries and nightlife – and check our “Events Calendar” for special events.