Outdoors

The Dr. Greg Seftick Wilderness Scholarship was awarded to two Stillwater Area High School students, Adam Gaertner and Johnna Teegarden, this past spring. Each received a $1,000 award.

Tent pitched in snowy woods

Winter camping may be just the vacation adventure you need to reconnect with nature. Serene scenes of fresh snow and a crackling fire are the stuff of peaceful dreams.

A woodpecker on a tree at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Take part in a guided bird hike at a Washington Country park!

J.R. Hunter's sailboat sailing on the St. Croix River. Hunter docks the boat at Bayport Marina.

For the third straight summer, J.R. Hunter is spending as much time as possible sailing the St. Croix River on his 34-foot Catalina sailboat, docked at Bayport Marina.

A boat cruise on the St. Croix River.

Enjoy the views of the majestic St Croix River. Our area is spoiled for choice when it comes to cruises. Whether it’s a regular trip up and down the river, or a themed cruise, there is something for everyone.

A native prairie in Minnesota, cared for by the local chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts.

Evanne Hunt wears a yellow protective suit while she carefully watches a fire burn a strip of the native prairie she’s volunteered to protect over the past 25 years.

boating, st. croix river boating, st. croix valley, Point St. Croix Marina, boats

As we approach our warmer months, boats will appear on the St. Croix River like a seasonal bloom that is joyfully anticipated by so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Jake Wisse and Ed Vater, Bending Branches, Outdoors,

Bending Branches makes paddles designed for stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, longer excursions, day trips and whitewater as well as deeper lakes, rivers and salt water.

Diro Outdoors, downtown Stillwater, bike rentals, rent a bike, renting a bike

DIRO Outdoors now offers self-serve bike rentals in downtown Stillwater.

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