Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center

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Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center

12805 St Croix Tr
Hastings, MN 55033

(651) 437-4359 (Phone)

(651) 438-2908 (Fax)

Region: Minneapolis / St Paul


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Rates

  • Free parking. Free admission. Program charges vary. Donations of $2.00/person are strongly encouraged.

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Located on a Lake or River

  • ST CROIX

Directions

  • Located 1 mi north of intersection of Co Rd 21 and Hwy 10. Carpenter Nature Center is on the St. Croix River almost due west of Prescott, WI.

Other Date Information

  • Year round except Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter and Thanksgiving. Buildings: 8:00am-4:30pm daily; trails: 8am-4:30pm daily.

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Carpenter Nature Center was fortunate to receive a Dakota County Community POWER (Partners of Waste Education and Reduction) grant in the fall of 2006 to convert its 22 year-old Apple Blossom Races into a Zero Waste Event.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Apple Blossom Races

    Apple Blossom Races

    12805 St Croix Tr
    Hastings, MN 55033
    Call: (651) 437-4359

    For over 30 years, runners of all abilities have flocked to the St. Croix Valley to support Carpenter Nature Center. What better way to celebrate spring than a day at CNC running, walking, and supporting environmental education. This family friendly race has a distance and speed for everyone.
    Beginning at 8:00 a.m., the 10K follows a portion of CNC's beautiful trail system. There is a 5K run/walk straight down St. Croix Trail, and bring your kids for FREE 2K Fun Run following the other races at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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