With the cooler temperatures upon us, your summer (bathing) suit is about to be stashed and your fall coat is on the verge of coming out of the closet. Make plans to escape the Twin Cities and join us to see the autumnal colors that Mother Nature dresses in around this time of year with this Adventure: a day of kayaking on the St. Croix River followed by wine tasting.
We'll meet at the Park 'n' Ride at 2750 Cleveland Avenue and depart on a luxury coach bus to the St. Croix River Valley. Arriving at Interstate State Park, we'll receive a quick safety and paddling tutorial from our friends at Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental. We'll then jump into our solo kayak and start off on a six-mile trip through the pristine waters, bordered by rocky cliffs and trees showing off their fall best. We'll stop at our halfway point, Eagles Nest, where we'll re-energize, take in the fall colors, and munch on a boxed lunch including turkey and ham with cheddar cheese and sprouts, fruit, a cookie, chips, and a bottle of water. Once we've dined, we'll hop back into our kayaks and continue downriver to our final destination: Osceola Landing.
After we finish the journey, our buses will whisk us upriver through the multicolored landscapes to the Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard for a tour of their beautiful winery and a tasting of five handcrafted wines with gourmet cheeses and crackers (be sure to bring some extra bucks to buy a bottle to bring home). Afterwards, we'll have some free time to grab another glass of wine, take a leisurely stroll through the countryside, or just soak in the gorgeous fall foliage before boarding the bus back to the city—you won't miss swimsuit season for a second.
ONLY VALID ON EVENT DATE
Fall Kayaking + Winery Tour and Tastings + Lunch + Transportation
- from $65