Try These March Fit Tips!
* Open Your Front Door and Walk. New posters, walking maps, and bookmarks around town spotlight winter fit tips and places to go for winter fun. Look for them! Remember: Feeling better is just a step away. Dress for it. Then do it.
* Lift "kitchen weights" at home. Lifting weights has huge health benefits, especially for folks 60 years and older. Start with 10 minutes a day and work up. If you don't have weights, grab things from the cupboard: cans of soup or big bags of rice!
* Organize your pantry/cupboards. Toss out old items and clean the cupboards. Then put healthy items like nuts, dried fruit, and whole wheat crackers in front where they're easy to see. Place fruit on the counter in an attractive bowl. (And those Doritos? Don't buy them or put them up so high you have to climb to get to them.)
For more, see our Fit Tips page.
Look around town for our new
If you want some,
Friends of the Bluffs
Got 2 minutes? Watch this video.
You can't help but be thankful and inspired by our bluffs.
Then click here and join Friends of the Bluffs to keep our bluff trails beautiful!
Friends of the Bluffs is a new 501(c)(3) organization formed to increase the enjoyment, promotion, and stewardship of Red Wing's bluffs.
Click www.redwingbluffs.org for the web site.
Click here to connect to the Facebook page.
Click here to see the inspiring video.
Check out the web site and join today!
Use this App to Keep Up our Parks, Trails, and Walkways
Report downed trees, washed out trails, vandalism, and other issues quickly and immediately. Download the free mobile app YourGOV (for both Android and Apple users). It's an easy way to let the City of Red Wing Parks Department know what needs attention.
CLICK HERE for details.
Bluff Blast a Great Success!
If you have ideas, comments, or suggestions for another Bluff Blast or a future event on the bluff, please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Day Successful at BTCA
We cleared branches after the snowstorm last Saturday, May 11, so it's good to hike at Billings-Tomfohr on Coon Hill again. Thanks, everyone!
GREAT work done at Earth Day 2013!
Click here to see the music video of the great things that happened last year. (A new video will soon be on the way!)
$390,000 in State Money for Memorial Park!
The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing worked on a Minnesota State Legacy Grant that secured $390,000 for Memorial Park. Restrooms, trail improvements, history information, a south-side Bush Street foot entrance to the park, and more are all in the future. Kudos to our community for their fantastic support!
Special thanks to the Red Wing Area Fund for sponsoring the 2012 projects and committing funds for 2013. This award would not have happened without their vision, passion, and generosity.
Thanks for your help on the trails
The community has cleared buckthorn, put up signs and maps, and added trail markers. The work isn't finished, but it's now easier to hike Memorial Park on Sorin's Bluff and the Billings-Tomfohr Nature Area on Coon Hill. We'd like to thank these folks:
Xcel Energy workers
Coon Hill neighbors
Red Wing Mountain Bike Organization
Aurora Cross Country Ski Club
Red Wing FFA students
Enjoy these outdoor walks
Warm weather is here! Try these paved routes all around town.
3rd and 4th Streets to Buchanan's Neighborhood Loop 2.7 miles, fairly flat
Athletic Field Loop 1.4 miles, one large hill
Red Wing Golf Club Loop 2.7 miles, vigorous walk with hills & no shortcuts
Colvill Park 1 mile, flat
Hallstrom-Twin Bluff Neighborhood Loop 1.75 miles, flat
Pioneer-Hallquist Neighborhood Loop 1.45 miles, hilly
Red Wing High School Loop 1 mile, flat
A.P. Anderson Park Loop 1.26 miles, flat
Technology Drive Walk 2.6 miles (past Fairview, Menards, Walmart)
Practice the 10-3 Rule
Move 10 MINUTES a day THREE times a day.
By walking briskly a total of 30 minutes daily, you're on your way to better health. Do it in small doses and you can fit it into any busy schedule. Take 10 minutes at lunch, after work, and after dinner. Try it for seven days this week and feel the difference!
Take a Historic Walking Tour
Our cooler temps and turning leaves make this week the perfect time for a historic walk around pretty Red Wing. Whether you're a visitor or life-long resident, you'll discover something new. Click here for a pamphlet that guides you on three historic walks near downtown. Learn about Red Wing's stories, architecture, and characters from the past.
Afterward, venture to 7th and Bluff Streets, turn right up to 8th, and meander up the Cow Path to the top of Sorin's Bluff. It's one of Red Wing's best-kept secrets ... enjoy!