If you love autumn, find an escape in Hudson, Wisconsin, this year. Located just east of the Twin Cities, this town glows with fall colors and offers truly exceptional experiences. A Wisconsin weekend is recommended to soak in everything this autumn season.
Our historic downtown is nestled on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. Inside the notable architecture, visitors will find some of the most unique boutiques, specialty shops, artwork, and antiques. Break up the day downtown with some amazing flavor because Hudson is known for phenomenal choices for restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and more.
Maximize the season and schedule a tour that is sure to please friends and family. Consider the traditional fall color river cruise offered by St. Croix River Cruises. If you prefer treats, consider the Hudson Food Walk, a three-hour culinary tour of some of Hudson’s best locales, and a bit of history! Ride in style with the Hudson Trolley Company. Offering both public and private tours, this option is a great way to elevate your weekend away.
If you love all things vintage, stop in for a bit of history at the Octagon House Museum, just across from the historic Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast. Both stops are located a few blocks from the historic downtown area, packed with notable retailers, award-winning restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and galleries. Visitors can easily spend a full fall day in downtown Hudson and even longer if catching an event at the Phipps Center for the Arts or live music at a local stop.
If you’re like so many fall enthusiasts, Hudson’s plethora of parks is a big opportunity. Willow River State Park is famous for its waterfalls and miles of hikeable and bikeable trails. Homestead Park offers a beautiful lake with canoes and kayaks to rent, a full playground, grills for cookouts, and covered structures. And in town, you’ll find the breathtaking views of the vibrant season at either Birkmose Park or Prospect Park.