Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center 

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Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center

12805 St Croix Tr
Hastings, MN 55033

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.

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Open 7 days a week, 8am-4:30pm, offers several miles of hiking trails thru 425 acres along the scenic St Croix River, excellent opportunities for bird and nature watching in a variety of habitats- restored prairie, deep ravines, river bluffs, pine and deciduous forest. Admission is free, small fee for programs. Environmentally friendly apple orchard on site offers apples for sale in season. Year-round recreation and environmental education opportunities.


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


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

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