Destination: Stillwater, Minnesota
When we visited: July, 2013
Why to go: A short twenty-minute drive from Saint Paul, or half an hour from downtown Minneapolis, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy a taste of rural Minnesota.
What to see:
The river really is the centre of the town. Our first stop here was lunch at a café overlooking the St. Croix River. We loved watching the boat traffic pass by, including this paddlewheel riverboat. The sidewalk that runs along the river is a beautiful way to explore the town.
The lift bridge is unique, with a middle section that raises and lowers to allow boat traffic through. We couldn't get enough of this beautiful bridge, and walked across it to the state of Wisconsin.
Although Stillwater is now a popular tourist destination, it keeps enough of its rural heritage to remain a charming town. And I don’t normally love shopping, but who could resist the great kitchenware, stationery and book stores? Andrew was equally thrilled to find an antique shop with an enormous selection of baseball cards.
Where to eat: Don’t miss The Green Room if you’re in town for dinner. I had the walleye, a local specialty, and it was incredible. We also enjoyed lunch at the Dock Café, with a beautiful view of the river from our table on the patio.
|Relaxing at our B & B.|