Autumn in the St. Croix Valley

The river valley between Minnesota and Wisconsin is a tourist corridor.

On a lovely day in fall, the 52-mile stretch between Taylors Falls and Prescott has everything a tourist could want shops, historic houses, theaters, train excursions, boat cruises and scenery.

Events to catch: Sept. 28-29, Art in the Park in Afton and Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Hudson. Sept. 28, Art and Artists Celebration at Franconia Sculpture Park near Taylors Falls.

What to do: Ride the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Take a paddlewheeler cruise from Taylors Falls. Shop in Stillwater or Hudson.

Details: For more, see Autumn along the St. Croix.