It’s been a gloomy few weeks. The sky has been steadily overcast, and it’s rained nearly everyday.
But of course, the St. Croix River is still beautiful.
Below are photos and videos shared online recently highlighting autumn’s wonderful sights.
The colors are still good in the St. Croix Valley, and this weekend is looking like the best one to take a look at the leaves — before winter arrives.
Arcola area from above
Greg Schulz, Pictures Over Stillwater
— Greg Schulz (@storageio) October 12, 2018
— Greg Schulz (@storageio) October 7, 2018
— Greg Schulz (@storageio) October 4, 2018
My next stop exploring the greater upper-midwest area brought me to the beautiful St. Croix River. Beautiful country, nice folks too. pic.twitter.com/12GU1NE6eC
— Neil Beltchenko (@Neil_Beltchenko) October 10, 2018
Rare afternoon on the St. Croix river. It was a very warm and muggy afternoon that got hit by a sharp cold front. Resulting in a blanket of fog over the water. Usually see fog late at night or early morning before the sunrise. Never at 4pm. #stcroixriver pic.twitter.com/eTdnBZhGoD
— NAVIS (@timnavis) October 6, 2018
A11. Here's an "old man" taken along the St Croix River in Wisconsin, looking into the Minnesota side. I took this 2 days ago standing at the western terminus of the Ice Age NST. The old man can be seen just above the red sumac in the right side of the photo. #parkchat pic.twitter.com/j7yddHdWZK
— E J Terren (@e_terren) October 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of the Interior featured the St. Croix River with a photo from Craig Blacklock’s book in an Instagram post on October 4. The agency has 1.7 million followers on the platform. The post received more than 30,000 “likes.”
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As we continue our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System and the National Trails System, we’re spotlighting the St. Croix Wild and Scenic River. One of the original eight rivers protected in 1968 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the St. Croix is a lush green ribbon that winds along the border of #Minnesota and #Wisconsin, offering outdoor enthusiasts a chance to enjoy nature within easy reach of a major metropolitan area. You can #FindYourWay in a canoe and camp amid the northwoods; boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs, state parks and historic towns; or enjoy a swim, take in bountiful scenic views and watch for wildlife that make the banks their home. Nearby, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail traces the southern edge of the Wisconsin Glaciation, which ended 10,000 years ago. Several sections of the Ice Age Trail are rail-trails — disused railway tracks that have been converted to recreational trails. Rail-trails are part of the National Trails System, and today there are nearly 24,000 miles of rail-trails across the United States. Photo courtesy of Craig Blacklock. #usinterior #travel #stcroixriver