Start your day with a maple long john or chocolate cake donut at Bloedow Bakery, a family owned bakery that opened in 1924. Work off your pastries with a hike up a path to the Garvin Heights Overlook to get a panoramic view of the river valley. Make a rest stop at the Visitors’ Center to shop for a local souvenir before renting bicycles at Lake Park Lodge to take a ride around the Lake Winona bike path. For lunch, order a Sugarloaf Mountain burger and a frosty mug of homemade root beer at the iconic Lakeview Drive-Inn. Stop at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona’s premier art museum featuring marine artworks, and play “I Spy” to look for hidden treasures. End the afternoon at a state-of-the-art outdoor aquatic center featuring a water slide and Olympic size pool. For dinner, order a Sammy’s pizza in historic downtown Winona, and take it to Levee Park for a scenic picnic on the Mississippi River.
The following is only a suggested itinerary. The locations mentioned here are not exclusive to any specific day or time of day.