Mother Nature really tested us hardy Minnesotans this year with an April snow storm, so spring seasonal attractions are opening later than usual but here is the scoop for all the warm weather fun in Stillwater, Minnesota!
Stillwater River Boats: Public cruises began May 12th. See full schedule and book your St. Croix River lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise on the St. Croix River online.
Stillwater Trolley: Open as of May 1st. Book tours online for the traditional 45 minute narrated history of Stillwater tour, storytime trolley, bed & breakfast tour, or kayak tours.
Gondola Romantica: Open as of May 4th. Book your romantic Venetian gondola ride on the St. Croix River online.
Biercycle Adventures: Private tours started in April and public history tour date announcements coming soon.
Segway Tours: St. Croix Valley Segway (previously All American Segway) and Stillwater Segway Tours. Both companies booking tours as of April!
Patios, Rooftops & Decks
As of May 4th all are open! With nearly 20 outdoor dining options there’s many a sidewalk cafe or riverfront deck to dine on in downtown Stillwater. Come hungry and thirsty.
PD Pappy’s – open as of May 4th. Outdoor dining by the marina and live music.
Nelson’s Ice Cream – open as of April 21st. Get the famous giant child sized ice cream cone or try the lumberjack.
Cherry Berry – Open as of March 24th. Self-serve yogurt bar on Main Street.
Marinas – Slips & Boat Rental
Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals: Start booking summer fun on the water now. Look for weekday happy hour deals!
Ole Sawmill Marina: Pontoon rental and weekly boat slips.
Wolf Marine: Open daily for all your on the water needs – life jackets, boating supplies, and even new SUP boards.
Sunnyside Marina: Transient dockage available.
Bayport Marina: Transient slips available.
Boomsite Marina: boat launch
Boomsite Public Boat Launch – open!
Gateway Trailside: Find this food truck just north of the intersection of the Brown’s Creek Bike Trail and Gateway State Trail, about 8 miles from downtown Stillwater. Open as of April 26th. Now offering classic cruiser electric bike rental by reservation on their website.
Wahoo Adventures: Book tours online! 90 minute Herons & History Paddle every Friday morning at 8:30am or 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. We provide all the gear, maps, guidance, and inspiration you may need! No experience necessary.
DIRO Outdoors: Provides local outdoor activities; gear rental & delivery; parties & company events; and educational & environmental stewardship opportunities within the Twin Cities and St. Croix River Valley. We encourage you to try a wide variety of activities in hopes these will help you “find your outer space”.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental – St. Croix SUP Board (early june, kayaks too), 45 Degrees , Brown Dog Paddleboard Company (mid-June)
Madline Horseback Riding: booking trail rides now! New this year, children’s birthday partys – horseback riding and a picnic.
All golf courses are now open for the season at of May 3, for a complete list visit our golf webpage.
NOTE: As of May 1st winter season free parking deal has ended. All street parking is still free and a few lots, but any lots marketed paid parking will now be monitored. For a full map to see time limits on parking lots, visit our directions page. Prices are very reasonable.