St. Croix County

  • The popular Apple River, located in northwest Wisconsin near the Minnesota border, is close to all the action and a great river for tubing.

    The popular Apple River, located in northwest Wisconsin near the Minnesota border, is close to all the action and a great river for tubing.

St. Croix County, bounded by the St. Croix River, is the scenic gateway to northwestern Wisconsin. At Hudson, the St. Croix River broadens and its waters serve as a sparkling backdrop to one of the loveliest towns on the river. Hudson is both a center for recreation, with boating, fishing, swimming, golfing, hiking, and biking, as well as a historic site with picturesque Victorian houses and parks. The center of the town’s historic residential district is Octagon House, built in 1855 and now a museum. Area antique shops and downtown shopping are packaged with charming B&B accommodations. Just north of Hudson, tiny Somerset trumpets its reputation as the “Tubing Capital of the World.” A lazy float down the Apple River is a delightful part of any summer vacation. To the east, New Richmond preserves its history at the Heritage Center on a beautiful and historic farmstead replete with eleven miles of hiking trails and native plantings.