Attraction Category: Winter Wonderland
The St. Croix Valley has many beautiful snowshoeing trails for you to explore and each has its own personality. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely hike or a strenuous trek through the woods, there’s a trail waiting for you. DIRO Outdoor’s snowshoe packages contain all the information and supplies you need and are conveniently dropped off and picked up at your hotel or B&B. Adult, youth, and child snowshoes available.
• St. Croix Valley snowshoeing guide
• Trail maps
• Waterproof picnic blanket, Bottled water, Gourmet snacks
• Small drawstring backpack & Headlamps for evening adventures
To reserve your adventure visit: www.dirooutdoors.com/snow or call 651-300-0127.
Wahoo! Adventures offers a 90 minute Herons & History kayak Paddle every Friday morning at 8:30am and two unique guided bicycle tours throughout the week. See Stillwater from a new perspective! You can also book your own private/custom kayak, bicycle, or scavenger hunt tour for 2 – 20 people. Enjoy the best the St. Croix Valley has to offer on the river or on the local bicycle trails. In the winter we offer snowshoe events at local venues in the St Croix Valley. We provide all the gear, maps, guidance, and inspiration you may need! No experience necessary. Book all events online at www.MyWahooAdventures.com.
Check out the Washington County snowmobile club website for maps and trail ideas: www.StarTrail.org.
Minnesota winters are more enjoyable if you get into the white nature! Try snowshoeing through the woods on trails in Stillwater’s bluff country. Bring your own or rent from 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater: 651.430.3609, William O’Brien State Park or hire an expert to lead your group: Wahoo Adventures 651.280.7299 and DIRO Outdoors 651.233.6059
Lake Elmo Park Reserve – snowshoe lessons and rentals hosted by a naturalist during winter at their Nordic Center.
William O’Brien State Park – snowshoeing on Riverside Trail.
Afton State Park – Park maintains 4 miles of snowshoe trail
Willow River State Park – multi-use trails welcome snowshoes.
8989 55th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Thrill seekers and families unite! Race down the snowy hill on an inner tube – classic Minnesota fun! Nearby snow tubing hill with tow ropes, tubes, and warming chalet.
DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Let it snow! Ski & Stay in a beautiful winter village just outside the Twin Cities. Stillwater has 3 ski resorts nearby. Make us your lodging base and try out new slopes each day of your stay!
Afton Alps one of the Midwest’s Premier ski resorts just south of Stillwater 19 miles in Hastings, MN. Afton part of Vail Resorts which offers a Go Local and Go West season pass. Easy to get to from downtown Stillwater – follow Main Street south of town with turns into hwy 95 taking you straight to Afton!
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area is northeast of Stillwater 30 miles in Dresser, WI. Trollhaugen features downhill skiing, snow-tubing, cross country skiing, and a terrain park. Head over the historic lift bridge from downtown Stillwater into WI.
Wild Mountain is just north of Stillwater 30 miles in Taylors Falls, MN. Downhill ski, snowboard, and terrain park in a family friendly resort. To get to Wild mountain, simply head north of out of downtown Stillwater on Hwy. 95.
CROSS COUNTRY & NORDIC SKIING
Explore the natural beauty of the St. Croix Valley through cross country ski trails weaving through the forests, bluffs, and river ways of the area. Nearby ski areas include:
Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve & Trail
Pine Point Park/Gateway Bike Trail
Lake Elmo Park Reserve (lighted trails at night)
William O’Brien State Park
Afton State Park