Ready, Set, Red Wing!
As a community, COVID-19 drastically changed our summer plans, but that doesn’t mean summer fun is canceled. Ready, Set, Red Wing! is a collaborative effort between local organizations and the City of Red Wing to provide residents with ways to get involved with all that our community has to offer, whether that’s exploring the great outdoors or the local art scene, in safer, socially-distanced ways.
Check back regularly as we welcome new organizations and update program offerings.
Welcome to your Ready, Set, Red Wing! activity book! This book is full of activities and ideas to help you get outside, get active, get creative, and learn new things. If you have any questions about the book, send us an email.
- At YMCA Camp Pepin, they seek to inspire our Campers to see how amazing our world truly is. Their Campers have the opportunity to experience carefully crafted itineraries, small groups, and attentive, caring leaders. From paddling to sailing, target sports, and arts and crafts, their adventures are sure to help your Camper discover a whole new world while sharing in the fun of new friendships with amazing leadership.
- The Red Wing Environmental Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor programs for Red Wing youth and the community to gain an appreciation for our natural world, develops skills for outdoor recreation, and encourages leadership development.
- Established in 2012, FOTB’s mission is to increase the enjoyment, promotion, and stewardship of Red Wing’s bluffs. Those include Barn Bluff, Sorin’s Bluff (Memorial Park), and the Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area.
- Red Wing Area Mountain Bike Organization (R.A.M.B.O) is a group of local mountain bike enthusiasts that work towards the common goal of creating enjoyable and sustainable mountain bike trails.
- Get ready for a summer outdoors with the Red Wing Park Naturalist Program! From hiking local trails to getting a closer look at the wonders of nature right outside your front door, explore programs for every age and adventure level.
- For 25 years, the Anderson Center has supported art and ideas at the Tower View Historic Site. Inspired by the Anderson Family’s history of innovation, patronage of the arts, and support for the local community, they continue to live these values in Red Wing.
- ArtReach has been promoting creativity and providing quality visual arts opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Red Wing for over 20 years! This summer, ArtReach will help you get creative and encourage you to make art through online art prompts and videos, grab-and-go art supply kits, and carefully managed in-person classes.
- Live Healthy Red Wing strives to increase the health and well-being of our community by improving policies and systems, enhancing the physical environment, and building an inclusive culture where every resident feels heard and connected.
- Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and the community through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected, and secure.
- Community Education opens the door of education by providing comprehensive life-long learning and enrichment opportunities for all ages. Programs are designed to offer diverse opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people, and just have fun!
- The Red Wing Public Library is committed to providing for the lifelong learning and information service needs of the community. We offer a wide variety of materials and resources, from books and print material for all ages to reading programs and digital platforms like Kanopy.
- 4-H is one of the largest youth development organizations in Minnesota and the largest in the nation with six million young people. With more than 750 youth members and 200 adult volunteers, 4-H in Goodhue County is ranked one of the largest county 4-H programs in Minnesota. 4-H, as part of the University of Minnesota Extension, is a program where youth learn through opportunities that provide them hands-on experiences in 4-H’s mission mandates of science, engineering and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. The program promotes life skills using your head, heart, hands, and health. 4-H has connected youth and their communities with the innovative research and resources from our nation’s 106 land-grant universities and colleges for more than 100 years.
- Boy Scouts of America serves young men and women in every part of the country through nearly 300 local council service centers. Each Council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups.
- At Girl Scouts, they seek to instill in girls the fundamental values of respect for all, inclusivity, equity, and the belief that injustice anywhere is a slight to justice everywhere.
- Looking for some bridge-related fun to do at home? The Red Wing Bridge Project offers kid-friendly activities for the whole family. Snap some photos of your family working on these activities and share them with the project team! They want to see your creativity and who knows, you might see your photo on our Facebook page or out in the community later this year.
- Do you want to get more involved in what goes on in our city? Consider joining one of 14 boards and commissions!
Bike Night with RAMBO
- When: Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Memorial Park
- Beginner: Meadow 1 trail called "Start Me Up"
- Intermediate/Experienced: Mountain Bike Parking Lot
- Bring your own water and snacks (and bikes!)
- Explore Red Wing--virtually!
Hiking and Walking Trails
- Active Living Map from Live Healthy Red Wing
- LHRW is looking for feedback to improve this map app! If you hit these trails, send them your input.
- BTCA Hiking Trails (PDF)
- Cannon Valley Trail
- Goodhue Pioneer Trail
- He Mni Can-Barn Bluff Hiking Trails (PDF)
- Memorial Park Hiking Trails (PDF)
Red Wing Parks and Bluffs
- Throughout June, kids 10 and younger can participate in this year’s Virtual Bike Rodeo.