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Review of St. Croix River

Ranked #236 of 1,749 things to do in Minnesota
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Owner description: This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.
Reviewed 29 June 2017

One thing Vikings and Packers will agree...The glorious beauty of the Saint Croix River!
Many majestic miles of pines, rock outcrops, sugar sand, and rushing waters, provide a scenic border between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Since being designated a Wild River, a half century ago, development along the river has been minimal. The river can be busy on weekends, but up river on weekdays -- canoes are no more numerous than two centuries ago, when the Saint Croix was frequented by native bands of Dakota and Ojibwa.
Nineteenth century sites abound along the river, from Swedish settlements upriver at Taylor and Saint Croix Falls, past quaint Marine, boom-town Stillwater, and resurgent Hudson, to the natural beaches as the Saint Croix widens towards Prescott.
As the river widens below Hudson, sails are more likely to vie with motor powered water craft -- some enviously splendid.
Due to lack of development, hikers and climbers can still find challenges amidst the high bordering bluffs. And swimmers can find their idyllic sand bar.
Suffice it to say, you will want more then a day.
There is something for everyone -- along this waterway.

Thank Triponeill
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

There is ice cream in Stillwater.. But it is much better ALL the way south to Iowa on the WI side! Taylors Falls.. Maiden Rock, the cheese town, Fountain City, etc.. Road trip!

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Reviewed 4 July 2015

The St. Croix is a wonderful river for boating and fishing, unless it is on the weekend. Weekends tend to be a little crowded, especially in the various no wake zones. But still, marvelous scenery and in most places you can avoid the wakes of the big boats.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

it was pretty nifty... 90 minutes of peace! the upstairs was full so we sat down-- and could see it all. no comment on food-- only had a cola. its a value for money trip

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The river offers many venues from small town festivals, camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, and adventure parks. You will come back over and over to this area because there are many places and activities to share.

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