Fall is here! Enjoy autumn in the St. Croix River area

Posted: October 16th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

fall-leavesOne of the best places in Minnesota to view the fall colors is St. Croix River. Parks, trails, and bluffs abound in this gorgeous area.

Fall is like Mother Nature’s gift to us before Old Man Winter takes over. The sun is hot, the air is cool, and the landscape is filled with dazzling colors. Many people turn viewing the changing leaves into a weekend getaway. Here are some creative ways to enjoy autumn in the St. Croix River area:

Fall Color Cruises

Afton Hudson Cruise Lines offer cruises to take in the scenery on the St. Croix River. On various weekend dates from September through October, you can hop aboard a boat, complete with a cash bar, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. There is no need to worry about cooler temperatures, as you will be able to enjoy the view from the many windows inside the ship.

Schedule your trip online!

Fall Colors Road Trip

Because of the river, the St. Croix area offers rolling hills and winding roads. Take in the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your car and amble along the St. Croix River while colors of green, gold, orange, and red race past your window.

Plan your road trip route here!


What better way to explore the changing leaves than on foot? The St. Croix, Minnesota area offers some of the most scenic hiking you will find in the state. View the valley from one of the bluffs and discover what draws so many people into this region.

Check out some hiking trail ideas here!

The St. Croix River area is beautiful any time of year, but fall is something you have to see for yourself. You and your family are sure to make a fall color tour part of your yearly tradition.

LivINN Hotel Maplewood is just a short drive away from the St. Croix River activities. Imagine ending your busy day on the river with fine dining in St. Paul and getting great night’s sleep on one of our pillow top mattresses. Your mini vacation will be the perfect mix of adventure and luxury!

Book your room online by visiting our website here!

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