Throughout the Victorian era, picnics were fancy meals for the wealthy. Eventually, they became simple meals that all could enjoy. If you would like to pack a basket full of sandwiches, macaroni salad, and lemonade, the best picnic spots around Woodbury include:
Hidden Falls Regional Park
Nestled along the Mississippi River bluffs, Hidden Falls Regional Park has famously stunning beauty. The park dates back to 1887. The name comes from its spring-fed waterfall. With a dedicated picnic area and barbecue grill, Hidden Falls hosts hundreds of picnics every year. Afterward, enjoy a stroll along the trails that meander through shady, wooded bottomlands.
Minnehaha Falls Regional Park
Named for its beautiful stream featuring a spectacular waterfall, the Minnehaha Fall Regional Park is a favorite picnic destination among locals and visitors alike. Famed poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, gave the waterfall national fame in Song of Hiawatha though he never saw the 53-foot falls he wrote of in the 1850s. The park is also home to the Longfellow House Hospitality Center, where guests can learn more about the land.
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Situated on the St. Croix River, the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center features rolling prairies, wooded ravines, and an apple orchard. It offers a unique opportunity to learn and explore the outdoors. The center honors the history and legacy of the area. Also, it includes live animal exhibits with bald eagles, great horned owls, and other birds. Picnics can be enjoyed near the dock, and the hiking trails are known for their plant and animal communities.
Also, you can take your dog for a run at these pet-friendly parks. If you would like to live near these picnic spots and other fabulous outdoor destinations, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour of Valley Creek Apartments where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.Back to all posts