D.D. Kennedy Environmental Area/ County Park
A 106-acre preserve along the Balsam Branch that flows through central Polk County. A prairie restoration area features native grasses and wildflowers. The park includes a dam, millpond, and well-maintained trails. It provides a variety of habitat for a good mix of birds. : Fishing from a bridge and handicap accessible pier, interpretive hiking trails, a picnic area w/grills, shelter, and restrooms. 11 km of trails groomed for XC skiing.
From St. Croix Falls travel east 8 miles on Hwy. 8, turn south on Hwy. 65 about 1.5 miles, turn east on 115th Avenue about 1.5 miles to the park. Watch for the small, brown signs.
Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
- Ski Skating
Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, Forests, Trails
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