St. Croix County
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.