Enjoy the Great Outdoors
When you live among beautiful bluffs and alongside the mighty Mississippi River, it really is great to get outside. It’s a big part of life in Winona, so you’ll see people out in every season.
Whether you prefer the scenic views, a casual stroll around Lake Winona or the thrills of hiking, biking, rock-climbing and more outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Getting Around Winona
So there’s clearly a ton of great stuff to do in Winona-- now how do you get to it? Well, you can get to a lot of places simply by walking or biking.
Getting around Winona is really easy since WSU campus is practically right in the middle of town.
It’s just about 10 minutes from restaurants and shops downtown and the Mississippi River. Head in the other direction and in about 10 minutes you’ll hit the lakes and be almost to the base of Garvin Heights.
Other spots around town are worth driving to, but that doesn’t mean you need your own car. Winona has a city bus, you could get a Lyft, or rent a car by the hour through Enterprise Car-Share—a service just for WSU students.