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Strollin’ strollin’ strolllin’ at the Red Wing Holiday Stroll

December 2nd, 2011

The weather was perfect for this year’s Holiday Stroll. Well, perfect for late October, anyway, which meant that unlike in recent years, you could actually stroll around without your eyeballs freezing solid. Thousands upon thousands took advantage of the 50+ degree weather and came out to mingle, watch the parade, pet some reindeer and check out all the great specials in our local shops. Here are a few pics of the event. Check out our Flickr page for more!

Trunk or Treat was a creepy good time!

October 31st, 2011

Downtown Red Wing was overrun with chills and thrills on Saturday, October 29, as Trunk or Treat made its terrifying return. Hundreds of kids in their scariest, sportiest, and creative(est) costumes turned out to haunt downtown and skulk away with candy handed out from the trunks of cars decorated by local businesses and organizations. The Sheldon Theatre ran a kid-friendly a haunted house, Cornerstone Community Church offered a haunted carnival, pumpkins were carved in front of Lily’s and a 4H petting zoo made everyone scream in delight.

Trunk or Treat is a very cool event and you should definitely consider coming to Red Wing next year to get in on the fun. Until then, these photos should tide you over. Check out our Flickr page for even more!


The scarecrow in front of Hallstrom’s ran out of candy and came up with a unique solution.

Just a couple of pirates, handing out sugary booty.

The Life’s Little Oasis SmartCar gets transformed into something spooky every year.

Costumes ranged from cute to creepy.

Pumpkin carving in front of the old Lily’s building.

Fall Festival of the Arts: a good reason to leaf the house

October 21st, 2011

The 2011 Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts couldn’t have been better. The weather was perfect, the leaves were in full bloom, the Farmer’s Market was rockin’ and the Red Wing Trolley was rolling. Here’s a taste of what you missed if you didn’t get downtown to see it. Visit our Flickr page to see more great photos.

Photo of the Week: September 23, 2011

September 23rd, 2011

The leaves, they are a-changin’.

Fall is here in beautiful Red Wing, Minnesota, and nowhere is it more evident than on the Red Wing trailhead for the Cannon Valley Trail. Leaf-lookers, there is NO better place to take fall foliage photos than in Red Wing, Minnesota, in October.

Big Disaster at the Brickhouse is anything but

September 23rd, 2011

The Red Wing Hotels Travel Counselor doesn’t want to come across as a fatty, but he really could scarf down a Big Disaster every day of his life. Anyone looking for a topnotch nacho dish should check it out at the Brickhouse Pub and Grille in Red Wing,Minnesota.

Red Wing Community Gardens

September 9th, 2011

One of the cooler things about living in Red Wing, Minnesota? Community gardens. There are gardens at Colvill Park, Spring Creek Avenue and the corner of E. Fourth and Bluff. These organic team efforts really are what community is all about.

Here are a few pictures from the garden at Fourth and Bluff. As you can see, summer is winding down, but the garden is in full bloom. To find out how you can get involved in one of our community gardens, call 651.385.3674.

August 2, 2011 Photo of the Day

August 2nd, 2011

Even on a sweltering, gray, humid day, the smallest sliver of blue sky makes the rose garden at Central Park look like an oasis in the desert!

July 27, 2011 Photo of the Day

July 27th, 2011

The Mayflies are coming!

Your friendly Travel Counselor spied a few mayflies over the weekend, which means that it’s only a matter of time before the city parking garage windows are coated in the little buggers. Hopefully this year they won’t need to snowplow them off the Eisenhower Bridge. For more shots of the mayfly extravaganza, check out our Flickr page!

July 26, 2011 Photo of the Day

July 26th, 2011

No trip to Red Wing is complete without a hike to the top of Barn Bluff. Don’t worry, there are stairs. For part of the hike.

July 21, 2011 Photo of the Day

July 21st, 2011

This young lady has the right idea. The river’s, like, right there. Why not use it on a day like today?