Shop for your Valentine's Gift in the St. Croix Valley! Photo courtesy of St. Croix Chocolates in Marine on St. Croix, MN.

Point of interest"Sweets of the St. Croix Valley"

The St. Croix Valley features treats and sweets that are as tempting as they are unique and some of the most romantic scenery in the world from which to enjoy these one-of-a-kind confections with your one-of-a-kind soulmate.

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The entrance to MN Interstate Park after a snowstorm. Photo © JJS Photography

Point of interest"Best Winter Hikes in the St. Croix Valley"

Why hike the St. Croix Valley in the winter? With summer walkers in hibernation, peace and solitude reign in the woodlands. Busy waters have stilled and are capped with sheets of ice that only the most ambitious currents can escape.

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A wintry view of the St. Croix River nestled between St. Croix Falls, WI and Taylors Falls, MN: Photo © Tyler Norenberg

Point of interest"Winter Weekend Getaway in the St. Croix Valley"

The St. Croix River Valley knows how to celebrate winter. We welcome the snow,
embrace the ice, and become close friends with the cold.  We cordially invite
you to emerge from the stuffy indoors and join us in the clean, crisp air of the

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Fat Bikes have wide tires to tackle tough terrain such as SNOW! Photo © Hashtag Photography

Point of interest"Fat Biking in St. Croix Falls, WI"

A unique way of exploring the snow covered trails has emerged in recent years and is growing HOT in the St. Croix Valley. Fat Bikes are a type of specialized mountain bike made for adventures on unstable terrain. These bikes are made to ride on snow covered trails and are equipped with over-sized tires..

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We want to share what makes us special!

For starters, we have ALL of the adventure without the long drive. Here you can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, live music, waterparks, zip lines, boating, fishing sightseeing, arts, shopping, dining, and much more; all within a 45 minute drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Plan to stay overnight. We are not just for day trips anymore!
Franconia hot metal pour
What's Hot

Crawl out of your winter den and join Franconia Sculpture Park for an invigorating mix of fire and ice! The bonfire will be blazing, and molten iron will be pouring at the Valentine's Hot Metal Pour!

Area events
Signature Events

Mark your calendar! We’ve got fantastic area events that celebrate our history, community, and our natural resources.

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