Attraction Location: Oak Park Heights and Nearby

Rustic Roots Winery

20168 St. Croix Trail
North Scandia, Minnesota 55073
Phone: 651-433-3311

A winery and tasting room offering approachable, flavor-forward wines in a downhome setting. We invite you to slow down and relax, enjoy quality, local wine, and embrace the spirit of the Valley. Located just north of Stillwater off the St. Croix Scenic Byway.

Off the Wall Studios

2000 Industrial Blvd, #3
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 612.578.1374

Welcome to a learning environment for the young at art! Karron Nottingham, Director/Instructor of Off The Wall Studio, is a professional artist recognized nationally and internationally for both her mixed media constructions and her lectures and seminars on creative content. Look for art classes, camps, and adult workshops at her studio in Stillwater.

Diro Outdoors: Snowshoe Adventure Packages

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.

Packages Include:

• St. Croix Valley snowshoeing guide
• Trail maps
• Snowshoes
• 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.

The Royal Club

11455 20th St. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: 651.505.9050

The Royal Club gives you the vibrant, active and connected lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. In addition to an 18-hole, championship-caliber, public golf course, designed by the late Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam, The Royal Club offers world-class luxury residences and world-class amenities like the newly renovated clubhouse and Annika’s grill, all built into scenic woodlands that have been preserved for decades.  As Arnold’s last course, and Annika’s first in the U.S., The Royal Club presents golf enthusiasts with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Mountain Bike/Fat Tire Trails

5575 Ozark Avenue North
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights (Trail map): 3 miles of single track trail just minutes from downtown Stillwater. Connect to paved trails that go over the new St. Croix Crossing bridge Loop Trail and Brown’s Creek trail, too.

Lake Elmo Park Reserve (trail map): 8 miles Beginner to intermediate: Beautiful park with a pleasant view of Eagle Point Lake. This is a multi-use trail, including horseback riding. Some hard-packed singletrack, some grassy trail. Fat bikes are allowed on Big Bluestem Trail in the winter.

City of Lake Elmo Reid Park (coming soon): https://www.sascatrails.com/reid-park-trails 

Rent Fat Tire Bikes or tour guides with DIRO Outdoors 651.233.6059

Stillwater Skin

6381 N. Osgood Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.1532

Full-service medical spa offering injectibles, facial lasering treatments, laser hair reduction, European facials, and waxing in a discrete location. We offer packages and yearly memberships. We also manufacture and distribute our own skincare line.

Seven Vines Vineyard

101 Highway 96 East
Dellwood, MN 55110
Phone: 651.478.6300

Acres of rolling vines and a state of the art winery welcome you to explore the grape to wine process and savor hand crafted wines with midwest charm. The interior design of the winery boasts beautiful, hand crafted woodwork with a modern, rustic flair, large windows with gorgeous views of the rolling vineyard and preserve. A one of a kind catwalk showcases steel holding tanks used during the fermentation process. The winery also features a large tasting bar, two stone fireplaces, a barrel room and full bottling facility. Hospitality and retail are on site.

Foot Golf

1599 McKusick Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.6981

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regular soccer ball at a golf course on shortened holes and the players kick the ball into a 21-inch diameter cup. The rules for FootGolf largely correspond to the rules of golf. The Oak Glen FootGolf Course consists of 18-holes and is a par 68 layout constructed throughout the Executive Golf Course. The FootGolf Course is open 7 days a week and tee times are recommended. FootGolf takes about half the amount of time as golf does so it is a perfect way to get the whole family involved – golfers can golf while non-golfers can footgolf. You are encouraged to bring your own soccer balls and tennis shoes or soccer shoes are required.

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.3127

Thor’s Hard Cider is authentically made from fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apples with no preservatives. The entire process happens at our Stillwater, MN orchard. The apples are grown, harvested, pressed and brewed at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, a fourth-generation apple farm. This first cider is named after our our great-grandfather and founder of Aamodt’s Apple Farm.

A St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail

Highway 36
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

The St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail (MNDOT Fact Sheet, video animation) project will include construction of the trail from downtown Stillwater’s historic lift bridge over to Wisconsin and back across the new St. Croix Crossing bridge into downtown Stillwater along the river for a total of 4.7 miles.  As of August 3, 2017 the historic lift bridge is closed for renovations (Opens June 1, 2020) and the new bridge is open. The majority of the Loop Trail is complete (Progress Map) so you can enjoy a walk or bike ride over the new bridge for amazing views of the valley. Park near at Houlton Elementary school (70 Cty Rd E, Houlton, WI54082) on the Wisconsin side or downtown Stillwater in city lots or the new lot near the bridge just off hwy 95.  The best part to ride for now, is from downtown Stillwater south over the new St. Croix Crossing bridge. For an even longer route, ride through downtown Stillwater to connect with the Brown’s Creek State Trail on the north end. Refer to the map in our Visitor Guide and pictured above for all connecting trails.

Horseback Riding: Madline Horsemanship

12582 Otchipwe Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.468.6050

Enjoy the beautiful woods and countryside of the Stillwater valley with seasoned trail rides on horseback!  Come by yourself, bring your group or schedule a special ‘sweetheart’ ride for you and a date. Rides are by reservation only just minutes from downtown and near the Gateway State Trail.

Blue Sky Therapeutic Yoga

522 S. 4th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.303.2043

Stop by while downtown for a yoga! Located across from Stillwater’s Historic Courthouse, Blue Sky offers drop-in classes and private sessions by appointment.

The Hairdressers

1060 Curve Crest Blvd. #104
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.276.8220

Our salon’s focus is on your hair providing you with a style you can recreate at home using eco-friendly products with respect for your health and the health of the environment. We are proud to be a Davines exclusive hair salon as they share our view on making “sustainable beauty”. Our location is very convenient to access with dedicated parking. We are proud to have staff with extraordinary professional hair salon experience in haircuts, styling, coloring and foils. Other services include waxing and extensions.

PHD Salon

904 4th St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.2982

PHD is a collaboration of several talented and caring professionals lead by Gloria Marianna. Featuring customized hair cutting, natural organic coloring, perm treatments and hair styling for the whole family as well as additional services. The location was chosen with great care to provide easy access to the salon, while being on a vibrant and hip corner of the South Hill of Stillwater. The historic space has been completely renovated to a new clean and fresh space.

Ice Fishing

St. Croix river fishing for experienced ice house experts and anglers. The St. Croix River is alive with Walleye, a variety of Bass, Crappies and more.

MN DNR St. Croix River Fishing Information 

Get the local scoop on this blog as well: www.croixsippi.com

 

Ice Skating

1675 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.2601

Skate indoors or in the fresh air at the St. Croix Recreation Center arena.

City Trails

The Cities of Stillwater and Oak Park Heights are home to a multitude of beautiful hiking and biking trails. As part of a comprehensive trail system, there are walking paths throughout both cities.  The paths wind through the neighborhoods and go past the City Hall.  Many of the paths connect to parks.  The paths have blacktop or gravel for your walking and biking pleasure.

City of Stillwater Trails Maps 651-430-8800
City of Oak Park Heights Trails Maps 651-439-4439

Marinas

DNR – FREE Public Boat Launch – just north of 96 on hwy 95
Boomsite Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
Wolf Marine 651.439.2341 (boat launch)
Stillwater Marina Services & Boat Rentals 651.439.9000
Stillwater Public Boat Slips 651.430.1234 (14 FREE tie-up slips. 1st come 1st serve. 4 for overnight (3 night max). Located behind the large fleet of paddle-wheel boats owned by St. Croix Boat & Packet. Access from north end of the docks near the Dock Cafe restaurant. Water hook up on site. Power available for purchase.)
Sunnyside Marina 651.439.2118 (transient dockage)
Ole Sawmill Marina 651.231.2025 (weekly slip rental, pontoon rental)
Beachhouse Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
River Park Marina 651.275.0229
Bayport Marina 651.439.1044 (transient dockage)
Note: Check the Historic Lift Bridge Schedule before you leave the dock.

Downtown boat sales – new & used: Tetzlaff Yacht Sales 888.658.9504

To view larger map image, see listing on Directions – By Water section.

Kayaking, Paddleboarding, & Canoes

Provide your own water transport or rent paddleboards or kayaks from 45 Degrees (SUP only) downtown Stillwater, Wahoo Adventures GuidesBrown Dog PaddleBoard Co (SUP only), St. Croix Stand-Up Paddleboard Co., DIRO Outdoors, or canoes at William O’Brien State Park (about 15 minutes north). Personal water craft like kayaks and paddleboards are also available for purchase at West Marine at Stillwater Marina downtown.

Other nearby rivers/lakes offer great adventure as well – Kinnickinic River in  River Falls, WI (Kinni Kayak or  River Guide Kayaks).

St. Croix Ballet

5701 Stillwater Blvd N
Oak Park Heights, MN
Phone: 651.439.2820

St. Croix Ballet…one of the Twin Cities top ballet training programs. Dancers present two full-length classical ballets each year — The Nutcracker and a spring show (past shows have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia) held at the Stillwater high school auditorium as well as a Summer Gala performance in Stillwater’s picturesque Pioneer Park.

Snowmobiling

Check out the Washington County snowmobile club website for maps and trail ideas: www.StarTrail.org.

Scenic Drives

Hwy. 95
Stillwater, MN 55082

Stillwater is located on the St. Croix Scenic Byway (State Hwy. 95 which runs through historic downtown Main Street) and is not far off the path of one of America’s Byways called the Great River Road in MN or WI that runs along the Mississippi River from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico (from hwy 61 in Hastings, MN head north on Hwy 95) . Take the scenic drive listed on MotorcycleRoads.com (Hwy 95/Saint Croix Trail north from downtown Stillwater) for great ride from Stillwater to Taylor’s Falls, MN. More about Minnesota Scenic Byways.

State Parks – Minnesota & Wisconsin

Stillwater is located along the St. Croix River on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, so visitors have the benefit of access to both Minnesota (866.857.2757) and Wisconsin (800.372.3607) State Park system.

State Parks closest to Stillwater are:
William O’Brien  16821 O’Brien Trail North Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047  (651.433.0500)
Wild River  39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012  (651.583.2125)
Afton State Park  6959 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033  (651.436.5391)
Willow River
  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016  (715-386-5931)

 

Washington County Parks

Stillwater is located in Washington County with many nearby large outdoor recreation areas such as:


Lake Elmo Park Reserve (Beach/playground/multi-use trails/camping) 1515 Keats Ave. N. Lake Elmo, MN 651.430.8370
Square Lake Park (beach/fishing) 15450 Square Lake Trail North Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200
Pine Point Park (multi-use trails – Gateway State Bike Trail) 11900 Norell Avenue N. Stillwater, MN
Big Marine Park Reserve (boat launch/beach/playground/trails) 17495 Manning Trail N. Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200

 

Pick up Washington County Parks & Trails Maps at any of the above locations.

Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

9450 Mendel Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.0492

Pick your own delicious blueberries in our family friendly, peaceful setting with picnic areas. We are transitioning to organic production, using composted poultry manure, fish emulsions, and mulch, which feed our bushes, soil, and create our nutrient-rich blueberries. Please check website for updates before driving to farm. Hope to see you in July!

Stillwater Oaks Golf Course

11177 McKusick Rd N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.0212

Nestled among rolling hills and tree lined fairways. A beautiful setting, a great value and a fun environment sets Stillwater Oaks apart. As it sits today Stillwater Oaks Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course with beautiful rolling hills and breathtaking views. This par 71 course is considered one of the long standing fun places to play in the Stillwater area.

The Outing Lodge

11661 Myeron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.9747

Look for themed dinners or book open art studio classes at this historic site. The culinary experiences are unique in our fast modern world – from Russia to Italy to Paris, France. A feeling of harmony flows from flavor to flavor, mixes in the conversation, the good company, the candlelight, and the music. The dinners follow recipes from European culinary schools. Let the countryside inspire your creativity with open studio art classes on drawing and painting – by reservation only for groups 2-25. Custom designed experiences for your special occasions also available. Find events on our calendar.

Camping

Prefer to enjoy the great outdoors when you travel? As a central hub for outdoor enthusiasts, Stillwater has a few tent, camper cabin, or RV camping options nearby. Sleep within the lush bluff country and explore the river valleys at nearby State and county parks.

 

William Obrien State Park  16821 O’Brien Trail N. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 651.433.0500 (closest State Park to historic downtown)
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 1515 Keats Ave N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651.430.8370
Afton State Park 6959 Peller Ave S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.436.5391
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park 10191 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.430.8240
Interstate Park  307 Milltown Road Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651.465.5711
Wild River State Park   39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012 651.583.2125

Golden Acres RV Park 15150 Square Lake Trail N Stillwater, MN 55082. 651.429.2168 (mostly permanent summer sites)
Treasure Island Casino RV Park Hastings, MN 651.267.3060 (approx. an hour away)
Wildwood RV Park & Campground 20078 Lake Blvd. Shafer, MN 55074 651.465.6365 (approx 35 min away)

Wisconsin Side of the St. Croix River
Willow River  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016 715.386.5931
Apple River Family Campground 345 Churchill Road Somerset, WI 54025 715.781.8727
Interstate Park  Hwy 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715.483.3747

 

Visit MN State Parks, WI State Parks, or Washington County Parks for more information.

Snowshoeing

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.

Stillwater Bowl & Indoor Golf Lounge

5862 Omaha Avenue
Oak Park Heights, MN
Phone: 651.439.2444

Retro bowling – carpeted walls, old-school bowling shoes, cosmic bowling, pizza and of family fun right in Stillwater. Features 24 lanes, bar, lounge and indoor full-swing golf simulator experience. Open bowling times, moonlight bowling, and karaoke weekly.

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

8390 Lofton Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.7128

The Gasthaus has been serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater.   Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September and ChristKindlesmart in December!  Big tents and Ompah bands.

Green Acres Recreation Area Snow Tubing

8989 55th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.770.6060

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.

Logger’s Trail Golf Course

11950 80th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.7862

Loggers Trail is destined to be one of the finest golf courses in the Twin Cities area. Designed by Minnesota Golf Legends Mike Fermoyle, John Harris, Dave Tentis and Bev Vanstrum, Loggers Trail is laid out over a spacious 170 acres and plays to 7300 yards from the professional tees. Loggers Trail features bent grass fairways and large greens incorporating a mixture of links style holes with heavily wooded holes. Recently ranked as one of the top 16 public courses in Minnesota and hole #4 selected as one of the Dream 18 by Explore Minnesota, Logger’s Trail has 18 championship holes with bent grass fairways and greens. The lack of houses on the course will give you the feeling that you’re in northern Minnesota while being just minutes outside of the metro area.

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!

MN Ski Conditions Report

 

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.

Brown Dog Paddleboard Co.

15150 Square Lake Trail N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.399.5066

Group paddleboard instruction, rentals, SUP yoga, and SUP fitness on nearby Square Lake at the Golden Acres RV Park entrance and via Washington County Parks.

STONERIDGE GOLF CLUB

13600 N. Hudson Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.436.GOLF

Rated #1 public access golf course in the Twin Cities according to Golfweek Magazine. Designed by Bobby Weed, this links style course features rolling bent grass fairways framed by native fescue grass. Large undulating greens and rustic irregular bunkering gives you a sense of playing “across the pond,” in your own Minnesota backyard. Every visit to StoneRidge allows you the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of a staff dedicated to outstanding customer service. Come for the golf and stay for the food! StoneRidge Golf Club is semi-private and affordable memberships are available.

OAK GLEN GOLF COURSE

1599 McKusick Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.6981

Awarded the 2014 Midwest Course of the Year by the Midwest Golf Course Owners Association and has been nominated for National Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Oak Glen Golf Course features 27 holes of bent grass fairways and greens. The 18 hole Championship course has hosted the 1991 MGA Four-Ball Championship and will host the 2015 MGA Mixed Team Championship, 2015 MWPGA Public Links Championship, 2016 MGA Senior Four-Ball Championship and the 2017 MGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The Executive Course (par 29) nine hole course earns the same meticulous care from our grounds crew and is fun for all abilities.

Private Golf Clubs in Stillwater

Stillwater Country Club 1421 N. 4th St. Stillwater, MN 55082  651.439.7979
Indian Hills Golf Club 6667 Keats Ave N. Stillwater, MN 55082  651.770.2301

APPLEWOOD HILLS GOLF CLUB

11840 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.7276

Located within an apple orchard just west of historic Stillwater, Minnesota and a quick drive east of St. Paul. The fragrant smells of our gardens and blossoming apple trees make trips to Applewood an experience. Applewood is a meticulously maintained public, daily fee golf course (18 hole, par-62) providing a great challenge to every level of golfer. Applewood is an ideal course for all golfers – beginners to expert. The shorter layout is fun for families and group golf outings.

VALLEY TOURS

101 West Pine St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.6110

Valley Tours offers walking tours for smaller groups, custom motor coach itineraries and walk-on tour guide services. Enhance your Stillwater visit with our knowledgeable, local guides.

Stillwater Balloons

PO Box 843
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1800

Whether you are seeking an intimate and romantic excursion, a joy-filled, visually spectacular, once in a life time event, or a gorgeous gravity defying adventure, each flight will embrace your dreams and satisfy your desires. Enjoy the sensational experience of gently drifting over the beautiful and picturesque St. Croix River Valley.

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.3310

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and best known wineries. Try wines and take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards. Our rustic winery tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond.Our award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling. Just a short five minute drive from downtown. September offers a Grape Stompin’ competition and year-round events that feature art and music. Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloons.  Great for groups or individuals.

LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 888.430.2337 (BEER)

Tours, events, and welcoming tap room with live music open year-round. Enter the doors of this taproom and you’ll immediately sense that things are a little different here. Bustling city life is left behind for something more authentic, and that starts with the beer. Served directly from the source, our selection goes beyond our regular line up (Farm Girl Saison, Crosscut Pale Ale, Warden’s Milk Stout, Getaway Pilsner) and includes limited release and experimental beers. So come in. Try something new. Unwind with an old friend or meet a new one in the tap room of our local brewery.

GEOCACHING IN STILLWATER AREA

Discover hidden treasures near Stillwater with this fun family adventure guided by a GPS device to find specific coordinates where secrets are kept for hikers to find. Search the Stillwater zip code 55082 on www.geocaching.com to find out what’s nearby or download an app for your smart phone.  GPS rentals are also available at 45 Degrees, for group-lead history geocaching hunts Wahoo Adventures or at Minnesota State Parks such as Willian O’Brien who offer free geo-caching tools.

FISHING

Welcome Anglers… There are many options for fishing in Stillwater. The St. Croix River is alive with Walleye, a variety of Bass, Crappies and more. Boat access at the Boom Site just North of Stillwater on HW 95 and shore fishing in a few locations are yours to enjoy. For a list of marinas, see ‘Marinas’ on this page. Check out the MN DNR website for fish species, nearby lakes, boat launches, regulations and shore angling spots. For Trout enthusiasts, try the Star Prairie Trout Farm in Star Prairie, WI, a short drive from Stillwater. No limit, no license fee fishing with rods and reels provided. For more info, call 888-545-6808. Need a fishing license or bait, stop by the Holiday Gas Station on Hwy 36 & Osgood (14773 60th St. N.)- 651.439.8250 or Wal-mart for worms. Fly fishing rods are for sale at 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater and William O’Brien State Park has fishing poles available for use.

Top 10 reasons to fish the St. Croix River provided by www.stcroixriverfishing.com. Here’s another great local resource: www.croixsippi.com.

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 

Some trails are a multiuse trail open to hikers, cross country skiers, and Nordic skiers.   Bring your own skis or rent from 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater. Ski & Stay in Stillwater!

Gateway-Brown’s Creek State Trail

575 Main St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Stay in Stillwater and ride 48 miles round-trip from downtown to St. Paul! Maps

The 6.4 mile Brown’s Creek Trail now connects with the Gateway Trail enabling trail users to bike from Main Street in downtown Stillwater near the St. Croix River to the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail is a multi-use trail providing biking, rollerblading, running, walking, horseback riding (starting at Pine Point Park, not downtown) and cross-country skiing (Gateway trail only) to trail users year-round. Start cycling downtown Stillwater at the trail-head on the north end of Main Street by the old train depot where a parking lot, map, and water fountains welcome you!

The Gateway State Trail is heavily used by thousands of people all year long. The former paved Soo Line rail bed runs 18 miles from St. Paul to Pine Point County Park in Stillwater offering mostly flat, scenic riding. From St. Paul to Interstate 694, the trail travels through an urban setting that joins numerous parks and other local and regional trail connections, including the Phalen-Keller Regional Park and the Bruce Vento Regional Trail. Many trail users are surprised to find rural landscapes so close to the metro area. The Gateway State Trail provides access to downtown St. Paul and the State Capitol Complex, yet also takes you past parks, lakes, wetlands, and fields.

 

Arcola Mills Historic Site

12905 Arcola Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1652

Tour and Explore this pre-Civil War milling community, now restored and on the national historic site register.   Six miles north of Stillwater. Event rentals available.  Seasonal – open May-October.

AAMODT’S HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

P.O. Box 40
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.0101

See the St. Croix Valley & River from the air…we are committed to providing a hot air balloon experience for every occasion and budget!

AAMODT’S APPLE FARM

6428 Manning Ave.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.3127

Since 1948, three generations of the Aamodt family have been producing some of the best apples to be found in the valley. You’re invited to come and experience the good life in the fall season on this picturesque farm located just minutes from downtown. Fun activities like hay wagon rides, honeycrisp Express, and John Deere tractor trikes. New this year – Thor’s Cider tastings. Don’t forget that Saint Croix Vineyards in on the same property!

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