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“Great hikes and water”
Review of Afton State Park

Afton State Park
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great hikes and water”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

A nice, wonderful (though hilly) space to enjoy nature.

Visited July 2011
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places in the Twin Cities”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

A quick 30-45 minute jog out of the cities to a beautiful hike. There are lots of trails, campsites, and even a beach for a nice cool-off after a hike or run. The trails are usually quiet and if you're lucky you might even spot some wildlife.

Visited April 2012
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Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Hiking close to the Twin Cities”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

For a great day hike from the Twin Cities, head to Afton State Park. From the parking lot, hike down along the St. Croix River, or up on the bluffs above the river. Except for the prairie trail, expect to hike down and back up (and up and down) a fair amount. Especially nice in the spring and fall. State park permit required.

Visited October 2011
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Afton, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a treasure”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

beautiful trails; the state needs to put more into maintaining them

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Hastings, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“nice work out!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Nice, not crowded, lots of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Winter camping. Easy to get to. Beautiful scenery including the St. Croix river.

Visited January 2012
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