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St. Croix Falls / Taylors Falls
This pair of river towns is a nature lover’s dream. A few highlights include:
- Interstate State Park: WI DNR Info · MN DNR Info
- Franconia Sculpture Park
- Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours
- Taylors Falls Canoe
- Wooly Trail
- Dancing Dragonfly Winery
- Rustic Roots Winery
- FAWN-DOE-ROSA Wildlife Educational Park
- Taylor’s Falls Drive in Diner / Adventure Falls Miniature Golf
- Wild Mountain
- Trollhaugen Ski area and Adventure Park
This quaint river town has tons to offer. Grab lunch at the Watershed Café, take a scenic ride on the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway, and splash in Cascade Falls. Whether your stop is an hour or an entire day, you will find plenty to enjoy.
If Huck Finn were a Minnesotan, he would hail from Stillwater. Founded in 1848, this river town has it all – restaurants, shopping, scenery and yes, even a few abandoned bootleggers’ caves.
Lindstrom / Chisago Lakes
This chain of small towns surrounded by water is located about halfway between Minneapolis on Nordlys. Stop in Lindstrom and snap a photo with the famous Lindstrom tea kettle water tower, then stop by a realtor’s office because this town is so cute you might just want to stay.