Perfect places for a picnic and the essentials you should pack.
Food & Drink
Time’s running out on the seasonal tap from Lift Bridge that’s created a summery stir this past season.
Idyllic summer traditions have certain clauses written into their margins. A trip to the cabin or a visit to a campsite sound promising until you begin ticking through your mental checklist: Tent packed, permit purchased, personal time taken off work, and don’t forget the rain gear just in case!
Even the walls of Club 304 breathe an air of history into the building that has stood at 304 Second St. in Hudson since 1871.
Have a drink.
The taproom is open Thursday through Sunday, serving up house brews, local guest taps, cold-brew coffee and kombucha. (It can all be canned on-site if you’re stocking up for a trip down the Kinne.)
The St. Croix River—local businesses, homes and even this magazine are all built around the great body of water. It’s no surprise that any spot offering a vantage point of the Valley’s crowning glory would be popular among residents and visitors alike.
Lift Bridge Brewery | Stillwater | Opened 2008 (taproom added 2010)
Good conversation doesn’t always pair well with a hearty meal, as a full mouth quickly becomes a silent one. This pause in pronunciation is a welcome one if the food is delectable enough to create its own story.
Kathleen Eddy uses Valley Bookseller as a platform. The Stillwater bookstore famously makes savvy, up-to-date recommendations to its customers.