Winter Fun

Miles of sparkling, groomed trails meander through quiet river valleys.

What more could you ask? How about art, music and film events all winter long? Winona’s own Frozen River Film Festival showcases dozens of contemporary documentaries along with workshops, musical performances and, of course, food.

Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing

What makes Winona so inviting to hikers is just as beautiful, but dressed in sparkling white. Choose your trail experience – from serene to stunning! See all our trails.

Read the Visit Winona travel blog: Attention snow lovers… for an insider’s take on skiing Winona.

Birding & Wildlife Watching

Lively landscapes
Look for many species of birds that live in or travel through Winona including eagles, a common sight throughout the Mississippi River valley. Learn more about these majestic birds at the National Eagle Center, open year round.

Read the Visit Winona travel blog: Eagle Watching in Winona for an insider’s view.

Winona Ice Park

Climb Winona
Each winter, Winona becomes home to the nation’s only
ice park within a city limits, and adventurists are coming from across the Midwest to scale our specially created flow.

Recreate Outdoors

Get some fresh air
Lake Lodge Recreation Center offers ice skate and snowshoe rental each winter, and the City of Winona maintains a half dozen public ice rinks across the area.

Drop a Line

Hook a big one
Whether in the backwaters or on Lake Winona, great fishing spots can be found across the region. Interested in local guidance? Call up one of our experts~

Local Music Year-Round

Sweet Sounds
In Winona’s theatres, auditoriums, cafes and watering holes, someone is always performing.