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Category Archives: Fall Colors

Authors’ Eve at LeDuc Estate in Hastings

Local Hastings writers Amy Martin (pen name Annie Wilder) author of “Spirits Out of Time” and Mary Janice Davidson and Anthony Alongi (co-authors of the New York Times bestselling “undead” series) will be at the LeDuc Estate in Hastings Tuesday October 12 at 7 pm. Enjoy readings, conversation and signed books for sale. Pam Thorsen […]

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The Rivers Need you!

River stewards make a difference!

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Combine wine tasting & apple tasting & chocolate tasting

October is the perfect time for a visit to the St Croix Valley. The fall colors are peaking and local orchards, vineyards and a very special chocolate shop downtown Hastings are offering samplings. Try a fine sip of Marchel Foch from Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Winery or a crisp bite of Connell Red or Honey Gold from […]

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Taste of the Gunflint

Get a glimpse of Gunflint Trail history and a taste of good eats during A Taste of the Gunflint Trail  on Saturday, September 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center and nine Gunflint Trail businesses will be open for tours during this fundraiser for Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center’s boardwalk […]

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Afton Art in the Park, September 25, & 26th

Artistist wanted for the Afton Art Fair. This art fair is held in downtown Afton in the park. We will have up to 70 Artist Vendors, Food and Entertainment each day. For vendor application go to http://aftonartfair.com

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Fall’s First Snow on Gunflint Trail

First snow of the season! Over the last two days the Mid-Gunflint aroung Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B has registered about three and one-half inches of snow. More is predicted through Monday. But don’t break-out your skis just yet. The trails still need more work; the swamps and ponds along the trails are not frozen and […]

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Harvest Fest and Giant Pumpkin Weight Off, Stillwater

   3rd Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10am to 5pm in Lowell Park/Downtown Stillwater. Includes live music, pumpkin weigh-off, chili cook-off and micro-brew beer tasting, pumpkin decorating and baking contests, and pumpkin/veggie carvers. Proceeds from the tastings benefit Valley Outreach Food Shelf                                           www.discoverstillwater.com   Location: Lowell Park, Stillwater Contact: Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Apple Fest Sunday Brunch Historic Afton House Inn

Visit Afton and dine at the Historic Afton House Inn along the Scenic St. Croix River for its famous Sunday Champagne Brunch. We have added a touch of fresh apples for the season. Enjoy a delicious array of entrees, desserts and fresh apple cider on our fabulous buffet. Reserve Brunch Reservations and a room at […]

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The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Update

Looking toward the bridge over the Kabekona River on the Paul Bunyan Bike Trail. The Paul Bunyan Bike Trail is yet another step closer to the long awaited completion.  These pictures were taken on the trail about 500 feet from Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast near Walker, MN.  When completed the trail will cross the Heartland Trail […]

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Minnesota Fall Color Get Away

Labor Day has come and gone.  Cool, crisp nights are upon us and the first maples are starting to show their fall colors.  South East Minnesota beckons you with vistas and valleys, hardwood forests, and plentiful wild life.   Farms form a patchwork quilt of crops awaiting harvest on the rolling country side.   The Amish dry […]

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