Winter in Minnesota can be rough, but that doesn’t make visiting Red Wing during this time any less appealing. The snowfall and cold create a winter wonderland in the area, meaning there are plenty of things to do in the winter. Here are a couple of our favorite Red Wing winter activities.
Visiting the Red Wing Shoe Company Museum. The popular Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. was started in this town in 1905 and has grown splendidly since. In fact, it has grown so much that the original tiny corner shop has become a must-see in Red Wing. Visit this shop and explore the Red Wing Shoe Company Museum, which has the World’s Largest Boot, standing at over 20 feet tall. You can even watch as they make boots and learn all about the process.
Cross-country skiing along Cannon Valley Trail. Originally a Chicago Great Western Railroad line, the Cannon Valley Trail stretches 19.7 miles between the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch, and Red Wing. While it’s glorious to walk this trail during the warmer months, cross-country skiing across it is just as fun. Grab some ski passes, strap on your skies, and head out to enjoy the fresh powder Red Wing is sure to see during the winter.
The Chevrolet Trax might be branded as the perfect urban car, but Chevrolet has decided to add an outdoorsy twist. During the 2016 SEMA Show earlier this month, the American carmaker introduced the new Chevrolet Trax Activ concept, which offers the perfect combination of the Trax’s urban style and an off-road ready stance.
“The Trax Activ concept is all about adventurous fun,” said Todd Parker, design director, exterior component and accessories. “We’ve increased its capability and matched it with styling enhancements that give it an all-new attitude—it’s a Trax that’s ready to make tracks.”
Chevrolet created the Trax Activ concept based on a 2017 Trax all-wheel-drive model. The carmaker lifted the suspension, widened the track, and added 18-inch Chevrolet Accessories wheels that are wrapped in all-terrain tires. The Trax also saw redesigned front and rear fascias.
With these design tweaks, the Trax Activ offers better ground clearance, approach and departure angles, and added grip when off the beaten path. The addition of fender flares also helps protect the vehicle and adds an off-road appeal that wasn’t there before.
As if these tweaks weren’t enough, Chevrolet also added an accessory Thule roof basket to help with cargo space, and a custom LED light bar to help in the dark.
While this concept isn’t available at dealerships, Red Wing can still help you find the right vehicle for you with Chevrolet Accessories.