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Places to Play in Minnesota

Active Gear Rentals:
45 Degrees
229 S Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-3609

This outdoor gear and clothing store sells and rents equipment that allows you to PowerUp with canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals.

Hike:
Afton State Park 
6959 Peller Ave S
Hastings, MN 55033
651-436-5391  

Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
651-430-8370

Pine Point Park
Norell Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-8370

William O'Brien
16821 O'Brien Trail N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
651-433-0500  

Bike:
The Gateway Trail

Ending just north of Stillwater, this paved multi-use trail is perfect for biking and hiking. Starting in St. Paul, the trail offers 18 miles of mostly flat, scenic riding. The Browns Creek Trail will soon connect another 5.8 miles to the Gateway Trail to bring cyclists right into the north end of Main Street!  

Canoe and Kayak:
The St. Croix River
Pick a spot and paddle down our very own, scenic St. Croix River! Trying starting at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, William O'Brien State Park or Marine on St. Croix and paddle with the current towards Stillwater!  

Lily Lake Park
1208 Greeley St S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 

Square Lake Park 
15450 Square Lake Trail N
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-8200

 

Swim:
Square Lake Park 
15450 Square Lake Trail N
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-8200

Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe:
Afton State Park
6959 Peller Ave S
Hastings, MN 55033
651-436-5391  

Big Marine Park Reserve
17495 Manning Trail N.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
651-430-8200  

Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve
McKusick Rd and Neal Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-8837  

Lake Elmo Park Reserve 
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
651-430-8370

William O’Brien State Park

16821 O'Brien Trail N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
651-433-0500  


Climb:
Stillwater Stairs

Did you know that Stillwater has five sets of historic stairs that you can climb for exercise, fun or a great view of the river? Our stairs include: Main Street Stairs · Chestnut Street Stairs · Pioneer Park Stairs · Triangle Park Stairs · South Hill Stairs!  


Picnic and Play:

Each of these parks offer a variety of outdoor experiences to PowerUp! From beaches to playgrounds to ball fields and walking paths, you and your family can surely find something to do to get moving outdoors!

Teddy Bear Park
Corner of S 2nd St and Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Washington Square Park
On Greeley Street S between W Churchill St and Abbott St
Stillwater, MN 55082 

Lily Lake Park 
1208 Greeley St S
Stillwater, MN 55082

Northland Park 
12975 75th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Sunrise Park
801 Sunrise Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082

Triangle Park
Broadway St and Willard St
Stillwater, MN 55082

Ramsey Grove Park 
150 Grove St S
Stillwater, MN 55082

Staples Park
401 Wilkins St W
Stillwater, MN 55082

Brekke Park
Omar Ave
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Cover Park
15000 block of 58th St
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082 

Swager Park
5800 block of 58th St
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

Otto Berg Memorial 
13735 90th St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Liberty Square Park 
Settlers Way and New England Place
Stillwater, MN 55082

Nightingale Park
800 Nightingale Blvd
Stillwater, MN 55082

Pioneer Park
515 2nd St N
Stillwater, MN 55082

Lakeside Park
2 Central Ave
Bayport, MN 55003

Barker's Alps Park
5th Ave N
Bayport, MN 55003

Perro Park 
3rd St N
Bayport, MN 55003

Village Green Park
3rd St N
Bayport, MN 55003

Afton Town Square Park 
S. St. Croix Trail and 34th St
Afton, MN, 55001

Lake Elmo Neighborhood Parks
Lake Elmo’s parks system provides for organized sports, casual play, relaxation, physical activity, nature appreciation and gathering places for Lake Elmo’s residents. Check out this link to learn about each Lake Elmo neighborhood park!  

Chautauqua Park 
75 1/2 Quail St
Mahtomedi, MN  55115

Katherine Abbott Park
1000 Lincolntown Ave
Mahtomedi, MN 55115 

Mahtomedi Beach 
1045 Park Ave
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Southwest Park 
29 Long Lake Rd
Mahtomedi, MN 55115 


Wedgewood Park 
211 Wedgewood Dr.
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Wildwood Park 
345 Lincolntown Ave
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

For a complete list of all amenities offered at the parks in the Stillwater area, click here

For the locations of all of the parks in the Stillwater area, click here

 

Festivals, Events, and More!
Discover Stillwater
Stillwater, MN 55082 

Scenic biking trails… Boating… Picnics… Pumpkin Contests… Live Music… Fireworks… Summer Tuesdays… Cross Country Skiing… Races… Arts & Crafts Sales… Vintage Cars… Historic Holiday Tea and Home Tours… So many events going on in Stillwater all year round! They’re fun for townies and tourists alike, plus, they’re a great way to get out and enjoy our wonderful community. 

Aamodt's Apple Farm 
6428 Manning Ave, Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 439-3127

Come ride the Hay Wagon and the Honeycrisp Express, take a walk through the apple trees, and taste some yummy Valley-grown apples at Aamodt’s Apple Farm’s from August to October!  

Afton Alps
6600 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651-436-5245

Ski and snowboard in the winter, but don’t forget to check out Afton Alps’ golf course and mountain biking/hiking trails in the summer!    

Backen Snow Tubing
22570 Manning Trail N Scandia, MN 55073
Phone: 651-433-2422

Geocaching 
Stillwater, MN 55082

Discover hidden treasures near Stillwater with this fun family adventure guided by a GPS device and specific coordinates. Search the Stillwater zip code 55082.  

Green Acres Recreation
8989 55th St N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 
Phone: 651-770-6060

Only a quick jaunt off of 36, Green Acres is best know for its fantastic snow tubing hill, but also offers cross country ski trails and lessons! Bring your own skis or rent from 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater.  

St. Croix Wildlife Tours
1601 S Greeley St Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-270-1561

Enjoy a professionally guided nature and wildlife tour of the beautiful St. Croix River via canoe or kayak (rentals available)! PowerUp with your paddle while learning about the unique geology and history of the area, viewing wildlife and wildflowers, and marveling at the spectacular scenery.