Where to go: Take a drive toward Maple Island and enjoy the reds of young maple trees.
What you'll see: Big bluestem grasses make an amber sea near the park headquarters. Many smaller trees are turning brilliant colors. Larger oaks and aspen trees give a beautiful green contrast to complete the color palette.
Also of interest: This week, take a morning hike. Watch and listen for migrating sand hill cranes and Canada geese.Last updated: September 18, 2014
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30065 St. Croix Park Road
The park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley on State Highway 48, then 5 miles south on County Road 22.
Best time to contact the park:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.