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Category Archives: Fall Colors

Why Stay At The Maple Knoll Inn?

Why should you stay at the Inn and not some hotel? I can answer that in two words – Amenities and Atmosphere. Amenities – We have three beautifully appointed rooms each with their own personal style. Each room has a queen size bed. We use only high quality linens. We supply plush robes you can […]

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Fall colors peak soon in Lanesboro, MN

Cool, crisp nights are upon us and the maples are starting to show their fall colors in South East Minnesota.  It looks like colors should peak around Oct 8-15 and we could get 3 good weeks of color in October.  It is time for you to book a fall foliage tour to Lanesboro. During the […]

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Alexis Bailly Nouveau just out!

Many will be celebrating the first wine of the 2010 harvest this weekend (November 6th and 7th ) at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings  The Nouveau is Ready! The Wine Tasting is $10 and includes the souvenir wine glass. Live jazz will accompany the release. Each year’s Nouveau release is complimented by a unique label with original artwork by […]

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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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