Wander over to Wisconsin for some summer fun! This past year has made us all appreciate the little things—exploring an unvisited place, trying a new food, and especially making time to relax and refuel. Check out our top five ways to enjoy the season in Hudson, Wisconsin with the people in your life.
A Plethora of Parks
Hudson is a river city twice over, plus a lake or two to explore. In addition to the phenomenal Willow River State Park waterfall for which Hudson is known, Homestead Park offers numerous rentable activities to enjoy on Perch Lake. Bring some food for a picnic, shoes for a hike, and even some little ones, because it has a full playground as well.
Hudson is home to 11 parks that could easily fill a day trip agenda or a family summer park challenge. Plus, in the area’s newest nature development, Carpenter Nature Center has started creating their Wisconsin campus, which currently offers hiking trails.
Tour Around Town
Even visitors who have come to Hudson in the past can discover something new with the town’s roster of unique tours. The Hudson Trolley Company runs tours throughout the season as well as offering private tours. Eagle Eye Farm has family-friendly farm tours with alpaca, sheep, and mini-highland cows. Octagon House Museum is back this season to showcase the town’s history. And the area’s true gem is the St. Croix River Cruises, where you can experience Hudson’s National Wild and Scenic Riverway.
Historic Downtown Shops
If you haven’t visited the heart of Hudson, make sure it’s at the top of your list this summer. Downtown is extremely easy to navigate: Visitors can explore unique boutiques and shops, indoor and outdoor artwork, award-winning restaurants, a self-guided historic walking tour, and a fantastic, paved river walk in Lakefront Park. Lean into the region’s history and save time for extra pampering by booking a jacuzzi suite at the Phipps Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Bring Your Four-Legged Friends
Hudson has a special place in its heart for dogs. On your explorations, you’ll see some businesses have water bowls on the sidewalks and others even have furry friends alongside them in their shops. Bring your best bud to hike, camp, or for a restaurant meet-up. Several local hotels are dog friendly if you want to extend your stay.
A Flavorful Experience
Hudson has phenomenal choices for eating and drinking. Whether it’s a winery or brewery, fine dining, ethnic cuisine, or the best burger ever, Hudson has it all! Be sure to check out all the restaurants in historic downtown Hudson, on the Hill, North Hudson, and the surrounding areas. But don’t forget to top off any food experience with a cone or some handmade chocolates from local downtown favorite Knoke’s Chocolate and Nuts.