Spirit of the St. Croix
There are many opportunities in Hudson for outdoor recreation.
Golf courses, both public and private, are located throughout the county. Lakes and streams for fishing are abundant as are campgrounds and hiking trails. Winter sports such as
snowmobiling and skiing are also popular in the Hudson area. A bath house and band shell serve as prominent features on the five-acre Lakefront Park nestled along the shores of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Experience Hudson's finest lodging facilities from quaint bed and breakfasts to award winning hotels/motels complete with whirlpools and all the amenities. Described as the "Grand Dame" of Queen Anne houses in Hudson, the Phipps Inn is a luxurious 1884 Victorian mansion nestled in the charming setting of Hudson's historic Third Street. The Octagon House - built in 1855 - was home to Judge John Moffat who came to Hudson from New York. The building now is owned by the St. Croix County Historical Society and is maintained as a museum complex (including the gardens and carriage house), and furnished with artifacts and antiques from early life in the St. Croix Valley.
Hudson is located on the beautiful St. Croix River, which offers outstanding vacationl opportunities and events throughout the year. The city boasts one of the finest views of the St. Croix River Valley from historic Birkmose Park and provides visitors with a wide variety of ways to enjoy this unique and beautiful area. Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, there is always something to do in the Hudson area. Willow River State Park has become one of the most popular attractions in the Hudson area. The park includes campsites, hiking trails and two lakes for fishing, sailing and canoeing.
Less than 30 miles from the Twin Cities, Hudson provides visitors a convenient getaway that offers something for everyone from nature lovers to culture lovers to shoppers in search of something unique. Come experience the Spirit of the St. Croix at its heart, with a combination of natural beauty, a clean environment, and respect for arts and architecture.
Whether it’s golfing, dining, boating, cross-county skiing, snow-tubing, antique hunting, or just relaxing at historic B&B’s or one of the several motels, Hudson welcomes you to the beautiful St. Croix Valley.