Try a Winter Night Hike
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Winter in the St. Croix Valley
The Wild and Scenic St. Croix River

More Than A Daytrip

The St. Croix Valley Welcomes You!

You’ll need more than just a day trip to discover all the things to do in Taylors Falls, St. Croix Falls, and the surrounding areas. Our twin towns border two states, and our region hosts four state parks and one national scenic riverway. We have hiking, biking, kayaking, family adventure and more.


Find Us!

The St. Croix Valley towns of Taylors Falls, MN & St. Croix Falls, WI are nestled on either side of the wild and scenic St. Croix River just one hour north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Adventure Awaits!

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!

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Visit our Winter Wonderland!

Ice Skate, Snowshoe, Fat Bike, Ski, or just plain embrace “Hygge” and watch the snow fall over the valley.

We’ve come up with 13 things to do this winter in the St. Croix Valley that will keep you busy making memories, even in the snow and cold.

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Snow sports lovers rejoice!

Your season is here.
Historically, over 50 inches of snow makes its way to Taylors Falls, MN and St. Croix Falls, WI during winter. To some, that means packing it in and dreaming of spring, but not here. Here, we unpack. We bust out skis and snowboards and get ‘em waxed and ready. We inflate snow tubes and fat bike tires. We rev up snowmobiles and gas their tanks. We dust off winter jackets, snowpants, long underwear, hats, gloves, mittens, wool socks, boots… Here, we gear up. Winter is upon us and we have no intention of hibernating. If snow and ice are your passion and cold air feeds your fire, gear up and join us this winter. In the St. Croix Valley, adventure awaits around every corner. 

The trails and parks of the St. Croix Valley are some of the best in the nation for snow sport enthusiasts of all methods of enjoyment and levels of experience. Some of the world’s most unique geology is found here, creating some interesting terrain and phenomenal views. Just make sure to slow down every once in a while and take it all in!

Plan Your Winter Vacation!

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 season. With so many ways to enjoy winter in the St. Croix River Valley, you’ll want to stay for the whole weekend—and probably longer!

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