Hudson

  • Sailboats drift in the calm water of the St. Croix River. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.

    Sailboats drift in the calm water of the St. Croix River. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.
  • Built in 1855, this unique eight-sided house was home to Judge John Moffat who came to Hudson from New York. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.

    Built in 1855, this unique eight-sided house was home to Judge John Moffat who came to Hudson from New York. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.
  • A flock of swans fly above the frozen snow covered waters.

    A flock of swans fly above the frozen snow covered waters.
  • Church steeples emerge through the canopy of tree tops. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.

    Church steeples emerge through the canopy of tree tops. Photo by Jeff Bucklew.
  • Spectacular hot air balloons are on display at Hudson’s Hot Air Affair.

    Spectacular hot air balloons are on display at Hudson’s Hot Air Affair.
  • Jeff Bucklew captures the spectacular cascading Willow Falls located within Willow River State Park.

    Jeff Bucklew captures the spectacular cascading Willow Falls located within Willow River State Park.
  • William Schneider snapped this picture of carnival rides in motion at Booster Days.

    William Schneider snapped this picture of carnival rides in motion at Booster Days.

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 available, and 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.

Top photo opportunities are...

  • View of the St. Croix River Valley from Birkmose and Prospect Parks
  • The Trumpeter Swans in Lakefront Park in the winter
  • Willow Falls at Willow River State Park
  • Hot Air Balloons launching at the Hot Air Affair
  • The St. Croix River from the Old Toll Bridge Road

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Small town charm

Oh what Fun! - a quaint river town rich on natural beauty. Take a cruise on the St. Croix River, bike and hike the trails, explore Willow River State Park, attend the theatre and visit the art galleries, drive the Yellowstone Trail and enjoy our many local eateries and one-of-a-kind shops!

Must see attractions

When the seasons change you may be surprised to find...

The weather outside is delightful! Whatever the season, there is plenty of fun along the St. Croix River: boating, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, sledding, camping, dog sledding, bird watching, regattas, hunting...the great outdoors!