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“Great little spot to swim on river in Hudson, WI”
Review of St. Croix River

Ranked #349 of 1,524 things to do in Minnesota
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Owner description: This scenic river, running through Afton State Park, is ideal for viewing wildlife.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great little spot to swim on river in Hudson, WI”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

While we preferred our trip to Stillwater, MN on the St. Croix River, over our time in Hudson, WI on the St. Croix River; Hudson does have a nice beach with restroom/changing facilities and and area to rinse off the sand after a day of play. For sight seeing and scenic views, Stillwater is the better option.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice , clean water”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We are boating a lot on the st croix river. You can swim, stay overnight on the beach make a camp fire and meet other boaters. It' s a very good brake after a long week at work.

Visited June 2013
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Mpls
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“If you had to pick a place”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

If had to pick a place that would be your definition of a paradise in terms of scenic beauty, calming effect, as well as the best spot for spending a summer day or weekend the St. Croix River would win out on all counts. This body of water is one of the most popular places in the state in terms of recreational options that run the gauntlet from great hiking trails, an awesome yet at times somewhat crowded spot for boating, numerous towns that are a great excuse for a "road trip". Throw in places for exceptional dining i.e Stillwater, Hudson, Red Wing and I have only one to say. What in the heck are you waiting for? If your vacation budget means more daytrips and or overnighters instead of a week at a over-priced resort, this is an option worth keeping in mind. Life is short. Don't be afraid to live a lttle.

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bring Your Hiking Shoes!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

You could easily spend three days working your way down the St Croix River! Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Hudson, Hasting, and Red Wing are just the main towns along the way. There is something for everyone along the way. My favorite destination is the Taylors Falls, MN area. You can take a river boat cruise, rent canoes, or my favorite which is to cross to the WI side and hike in their Interstate Park. Bring a good lunch, and some good hiking shoes and prepare to spend the day. The trails are dog friendly, but be sure to bring water along as it is considerable distance between water sources. The trails require good stamina but are worth it! The views from high above the river are breath taking and the paths through the woods and rocks are beautiful. The "Potholes" are natural wonders! Those located in the MN side of Interstate Park are more dramatic, and should be seen if you stop at the river boat.

Visited November 2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Minnesota Treasure”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

It is the most beautiful river, calm and enviting. There is lots to look at when you visit the St. Croix, especially if you are traveling by boat.

Visited May 2013
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