• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Go for a Hike

The National Park Service maintains seven hiking trails along the Riverway. A variety of trails exist in nearby state parks and forests. The western terminus of the Ice Age trail www.nps.gov/iatr is within Wisconsin Interstate Park. Many of the trails can be used in all seasons for hiking, snow shoeing or X-country skiing. As you hike the trails look all around to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. A hiking brochure can be printed that contains maps and information on specific trails. Hiking pdf In addition there is also a hiking guide for Sandrock Cliffs north of Highway 70.

Safety:
· Poison ivy may be growing along the trail. Learn how to identify the plant by its three saw-toothed leaves.
· Ticks are found in the grasses and brush. Check yourself after your hike for any hitchhikers. The Deer ticks found here may carry Lyme Disease.
· Biting insects vary by season but may be plentiful, consider wearing repellant.
· Trail surfaces are uneven and may be steep. Watch your step.
· Hunting is allowed along some of the trails, look for postings.

Regulations:
· Bicycles, ATVs and motorized vehicles are not allowed on park trails.
· Berry and mushroom picking for personal use is allowed.
· Flowers and other plants are protected.
· Cultural/historic items are not to be disturbed.

Did You Know?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.