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Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing

Strap on your snowshoes and explore Winona’s enchanting trails

Step into our pristine wilderness of hardwood forests and sunny valleys on trails that will take you everywhere you want to go.

Trail maps:
Whitewater, Perrot and Great River Bluffs State Parks: Skiing in state parks
In-town parks and trails: Winona city ski trails map
At the foot of the bluff: Bluffside Park, Lumberyard trail guide

Insider blog:
Why Everybody Loves Winona, a Blog: Attention snow lovers



Saint Mary’s University hiking and skiing trails

Spectacular skiing scenery

Enjoy some of the best cross country ski trails in Southern Minnesota when you glide through the forests behind Saint Mary’s University. Groomed trails and snow-making equipment make skiing a delight on various trails for all abilities.

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Bluffside Park, The Lumberyard

Natural slopes for winter fun

Bring your snowboards, snowshoes or skis and experience the Lumberyard recreation area at the base of Winona’s bluff. Winona’s answer to big mountain backcountry, it offers ideal terrain for snowboarding and skiing amid stunning scenery. Located behind Holzinger Lodge, The Lumberyard recreation area is an easily accessible winter playground for hiking the switchback paths leading up the bluff side.

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Great River Bluffs State Park

Where eagles soar

Breathtaking wildflower prairies and Mississippi River vistas line the road to this park, which boasts spectacular views of the sprawling river valley from both the road and easy hiking trails to scenic overlooks.

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Whitewater State Park

Vertical interest

Picturesque limestone bluffs and deep ravines make Whitewater a very popular southeastern state park.

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