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. Spectacular views are enhanced by dustings of white glitter. Gone are the pesky insects and thick, stifling mugginess of summer. Crisp and cool air infuses the soul with energy and invigorates the body in a way that only the cold-weather months can inspire.
We want to share what makes us special!
For starters, we have ALL of the adventures 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!
Twin Cities residents, you don't need to drive all the way to the north end of the state to discover a fall vacation destination. With less than a one hour drive from the metro, your weekend fun can last a little longer.
Mark your calendar! We’ve got fantastic area events that celebrate our history, community, and natural resources.