Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the old logging town of Stillwater stands among the bluffs of the St. Croix River, 25 miles east of St. Paul. Downtown, along Main Street and hugging the river, hundred-year-old brick and limestone buildings—once mercantile stores—house antiques shops, rare-book dealers, restaurants, and inns. Nearby tree-lined streets are filled with charming bed-and-breakfasts and historical homes.
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Cross the St. Croix River from Stillwater to Hudson, Wisc., to hike, swim, rock climb and fish in summer, or to cross-country ski in winter.
Take a bite at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, in operation since 1948. Pick-your-own season lasts a few weeks in August and September.
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The family can pedal together (or use the optional motor). The BierCycle will take up to 13 passengers on a 35-minute tour of downtown Stillwater.
Taking responsibility for your own safety, follow these tips for a safe cruise ship vacation.
The best view of the Stillwater Lift Bridge is from below. Rent a pontoon, a paddleboat or a gondola to get onto the water for a fun afternoon.
Use this checklist to mind the details you need to consider when signing a rental car agreement. Don't forget about gas, insurance, and what rules and restrictions the rental agency demands.
Park the car and ascend 19th-century staircases from the riverside to downtown Stillwater by way of Main Street, Chestnut Street or Pioneer Park.
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