Spring Melt

When springtime finally makes it's way to our area, we can’t wait to get started on our summer activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking.



This is a perfect time to explore a trail by hiking. You’ll likely see things this time of year that don’t happen any other time. Rushing water, a melting frozen waterfall, and the start of spring plant life are just a few things you might see. There are many trails to hike in the area, click here for a few ideas.

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Photo © Linda Shober


Photo © Linda Shober



It’s also a great time to start riding your bike again. Gravel trails are perfect, such as the Gandy Dancer, which is a 98 mile trail that starts in St. Croix Falls near the Polk County Tourism Center and runs north, and the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail, which is a 14-mile trail that begins in Dresser at 90th Ave and runs east toward Amery, WI. It’s also a great time to hit the MTN bike trails for a little adventure. Keep in mind that although the Woolly MTN bike trails are open in the spring, that rainfall could make them unrideable. If your bike is making tracks in the mud, this is your signal to keep off until drier days.


Photo © Katie Bruns



And, how about getting that canoe or kayak in the water! We've even had years when the paddle season has started in MARCH!


Photo © Tyler Norenberg


Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the SPRING MELT!

Check our event page for the area spring events!

This article was written by Linda Shober and produced by Linda Shober Marketing + Design, LLC – a marketing firm located in the St. Croix Valley specializing in providing content, strategy, management, design, and creative for digital and traditional marketing projects.


Top photo © Anne Sinclear-Prokop

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