Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley
The Scenic St. Croix River Valley invites you to escape from the world for a while – explore the hiking trails, go fishing or boating, head to the beach… visit historic river towns - explore the galleries, shops and enjoy fine dining, theater and music. In the St. Croix Valley you will find those wonderful secret places that provide a lifetime of memories.
The St. Croix River Valley is just 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul and 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Once you’ve been here, we know we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again. The St. Croix Valley is a destination you will never forget. Enjoy!
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Head to the town of St. Croix Falls, where "the Grandfather of Wisconsin Parks" straddles the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. As Wisconsin's oldest state park, people have been visiting, Interstate Park, since the early 1900's. Hike the Pothole, Summit Rock or River Bluff trails for the best views of the Dalles of the St. Croix.
Taylors Falls, Minnesota
A quaint little town of only 976 residents northeast of the Twin Cities. To find a few local reasures from the area, hit the charming little shops in the downtown and make sure to take in the 1850's Greek Revival style homes in the Angel Hill district, including the Folsum House, open for tours in the summer and fall seasons. Just west of Taylors Falls stop at the Franconia Sculpture Park, where there is no such thing as a quick look - the park is packed with sculptures and each leads irresistibly to another.
June 12-14 – St. Croix Falls, WI. Taylors Falls, MN –Wannigan Days
Don’t miss this annual community festival which includes a 3 Day Craft Fair. tug across the river, City of Trails 5K, Classic Rock Tribute on the Overlook - Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and more...Beer, Food, Wine & Fireworks!
June 19 – Afton, MN. – Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines Blue's Cruise
Enjoy wonderful Blue's Music and a delicious dinner buffet while cruising on the Scenic St. Croix River. A great way to spend a Summer evening! www.saintcroixrivercruises.com, 651-436-8883.
June 19-10 - Bayport, MN - Rockin' Ribs on the River
A charming community festival featuring food vendors, lots of live music, and great kids acitivities.
June 20 -Scandia, MN. - Gammelgarden Museum - Midsommar Dag Festival
A wonderful community event for the family! See Swedish Folk Dancers, Smorgasbord, children's acitivities and more.
June 20-21 - Afton, MN. - Strawberry Fest
Local festival in the the quaint Village of Afton, Minnesota. Browse displays of local astist's crafts and works and sample delectable food from local eateries. www.aftonareamn.com
June 20 - Afton, MN - Afton House Inn Father's Day Brunch
Dad's eat FREE from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Give your Dad a special treat on Father's Day!