Via Arcola Mills:
Open House – Paddle Event
Sunday, August 19
Gates Open 11am – 5pm
Bring your own canoe, kayak, or SUP.
Free will donation suggested per craft of $10
Come celebrate the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway! Celebrating 50 years as a nationally protected river system. Travel back in time as you paddle around the various islands that surround the historic site of Arcola Mills.
Take a guided tour of the historic Greek Revival mansion at 1pm or 3pm for $5/ per person.
Hike through trails on the property to explore the grounds and ancient forests.
In the early 1840s, before Minnesota became a state and shortly after the founding of the first settlements in the territory (Stillwater and Marine on St. Croix), John and Martin Mower moved to the St. Croix River Valley. They sought to capitalize on the logging boom in the Midwest. They built a small and prosperous village on the shores of the St. Croix River known as Arcola, centered on a lumber mill that still stands today.