** Updated : October, 2022 **
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The St. Croix Valley is located on the border of Minnesota & Wisconsin, about one hour northeast of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, and consists of Taylor's Falls (Minnesota) and St. Croix Falls (Wisconsin) as well as the surrounding communities like Stillwater and Osceola. However, there is SO MUCH to explore in these area's that for this post we'll primarily be focusing on Taylor's Falls & St. Croix Falls, which are only separated by a bridge crossing the St. Croix River. Tyler's family actually lives near this area, so we've been many times! We highly recommend taking a day or weekend trip to the area during the fall season to see the stunning colors along the St. Croix River! (Just be prepared for lots of crowds!)
Places to Stay
Since Tyler's family lives nearby we've only ever taken day trips to this area, but we went ahead and did some research - these would be our top choices if we were to book a stay in the St. Croix Valley!
Places to Eat
There are lots of great places to eat in this area, with a mix of new places that have opened up within the last few years and some traditional spots that have always been a "must visit." Most recently, our favorites are :
Some other options in the area that we haven't tried yet (but always look busy) and are next on our list are :
Things to Do
Contrary to what one might think, there is SO MUCH to do in this area! Perfect to explore for a day or weekend trip to! Our personal favorites have been :
Other options in the area include :
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