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!
Set along the rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion rivers, Hastings is a scenic river town steeped in tradition. Just 25 miles(40km) sound of the Twin Cities, Hastings welcomes visitors to share in its history and traditions. The City is renowned for Victorian architecture with over 60 buildings listed on the Natioanl Register of Historic Places. A must see, on your visit, is the LeDuc Historic Estate - a beautiful Gothic Revival mansion, open for tours mid-May through October and hosting special events throughtout the year.
Don't miss the LITTLE LOG HOUSE ANTIQUE POWER SHOW - Tour the famous one-of-a-kind replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge. Walk through the restored pioneer village and enjoy browsing and treasure hunting at the antique show. Bring your family for live music, a parade, flea market, living history demonstrations, refreshments and lots more... www.littleloghouseshow.com.
St. Croix Valley Featured Events - July 2015
July 9 –New Richmond, WI – Fun Fest
Don’t miss this annual community festival. Four days of events and activities entertain residents and visitors: Carnival, entertainment, food stands, beer tent, sporting events, kiddie parade, Grande Parade and more! www.newrichmondchamber.com, 715-246-2900.
July 10-12 – Centuria, WI. – Memory Days - www.centuria-wi.org , 800-222-polk.
July 11-Scandia, MN - Fat Cat Triathlon
Paddle the Scenic St. Croix River, Run the trails of William O'Brien State Park, Bike the scenic roads of Scandia. www.stcroixfatcat.com
July 16 -Afton, MN. - The Ultimate Girl's Night Out
Stoll the town and take advantage of discounts, demos and free gifts. www.artonareamn.com
July 16-18 - Somerset, WI - Sonshine Festival
Music and Camping. www.somersetampitheater.com
July 17-19 - Hastings, MN. - Rivertown Days
Don't miss this City wide festival featuring music stages, arts & crafts fair, carnival, parade, fireworks and more. www.hastingsmn.org/rivertowndays.html
July 24-26 Hastings, MN - Little Log House Antique Power Show
Tour the famous one-of-a-kind replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge, restored pioneer village and antique show. Music, parade, flea market, living history demonstrations, refreshments and more. www.littleloghouseshow.com, 651-437-2693