Red Wing: Green and Sustainable Living Resources

Do It Green! Minnesota

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently chose Red Wing, Minnesota as one of the 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Less an hour southeast of St. Paul, Red Wing has a population of 16,000 people. The city, which is nestled in the Mississippi River Valley, is full of small-town charm and it’s an excellent place to invest in Minnesota-made art and products. The stunning landscape also makes Red Wing a great location for year-round outdoor recreation from skiing and bird watching to sailing and rock climbing.



Anderson Center

Red Wing, MN


The Anderson Center offers two to four week retreats for artists, writers, and scholars.

Cannon Valley Trail

Cannon Falls, MN


The Cannon Valley Trail runs almost 20 miles from Red Wing to Cannon Falls and attracts close to 100,000 people each year. The Trail features natural and cultural resources, rest areas, hiking, biking, inline skating and cross-country skiing.

Hobgoblin Music and Stoney End Harps

Red Wing, MN


The store sells Celtic instruments and music. They occasionally have live music performances in the Music Loft. Call for dates and times.

Red Wing Pottery and Shops

Red Wing, MN


Since its opening in 1865, Red Wing Pottery has remained world famous for its exceptional craftsmanship.

Red Wing Shoe Store

Red Wing, MN,


The Red Wing Shoe Store carries shoes made in the area.

Red Wing Stoneware Company

Red Wing, MN,


Red Wing Stoneware Company is the “first name in Red Wing pottery.” They carry handcrafted, functional, and quality stoneware.


Goodhue County Historical Society

Red Wing, MN


The Goodhue County Historical society works to preserve, protect, and collect materials related to the natural and cultural history of Goodhue County.

Red Wing Arts Association and Gallery

Red Wing, MN,


The Red Wing Arts Association participates in several festivals year round and has a gallery with local and public art.

Red Wing Collectors Society

Red Wing, MN,


The Red Wing Collectors Society hosts events and has a gallery with early examples of Red Wing pottery.

Red Wing Environmental Learning Center

Red Wing, MN


The Red Wing Environmental Learning Center is a non-profit that works to build environmental awareness and appreciation.

Red Wing Pottery Museum

Red Wing, MN,

The Red Wing Pottery Museum displays examples of pottery made in Red Wing, complete with collections of stoneware, dinnerware and art. The museum is free and open daily.

Sheldon Theatre

Red Wing, MN,


The Sheldon Theatre houses a variety of shows throughout the year. More information on shows and ticket sales are available on the website. Group tours of the theatre are available by appointment.


Red Wing Farmer’s Market

Red Wing, MN

The farmer’s market runs from mid-May to mid-October seven days a week with live music on Saturday mornings.

Simple Abundance

Red Wing, MN,


Simple Abundance is a local health food store that supplies local buffalo meat, organic free-range chicken and eggs, organic produce, and more.


Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau

Red Wing, MN


Redwing hosts many events throughout the year, including the popular Fall Festival of the Arts. For more information on events visit the “Events” section of the Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau website.


Green Routes

Minneapolis, MN 55406


Green Routes maps will help you discover small, unique businesses that are rooted in their communities throughout Minnesota; places to eat where the food is not only fresh from a family farm, but where you might bump into the farmers who grew it; places to have fun while helping to ensure that our natural and cultural resources will be around for many generations to come. Green Routes gives you a way to incorporate your values into your travels.

*NOTE: The organizations and businesses on this page were chosen by the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Do It Green! Minnesota.

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