Things to do in HudsonActivities in Hudson
Sights in Hudson, Wisconsin: Sightseeing, dining, walking, shopping
Wisconsin City Hudson has something for everyone. Hudson Arc from 1936 attracts people to Lakefront Park. The St. Croix and Hudson Rivers have always had a strong influence on Hudson's history. Its first steamship didcked in 1847, and soon tree trunks swam down the St Croix to saw mills in Hudson and its neighbour on the Minnesota side, Stillwater.
Hudson's 1913 road pricing pier became a symbol on St. Croix, which made the city's treasury fat after the wood industry was over. In 1951 the viaduct was shut down, but its loft beds still partly extend across the riverbank and offer inhabitants and tourists a place to take a walk on hot summers afternoons. Today, the St. Croix is the only thing that separates Hudson from the Twin Cities that have stretched to the opposite shores.
A few travellers come by ferry and walk the boulder from the riverbank to the Second Street restaurant. Other people come over from Minnesota to poking around the stores and seeing the royal victorian houses on Third Street. Situated on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighbourhood encloses the Octagon House Musuem, erected in 1855 for the New York magistrate who called Hudson.
The arc leading to Lakefront in 1936 draws everyone to the stream. Phipps Center for the Arts oversees the gardens and hosts theatre shows, concert performances and exhibitions all year round. However, the I-94 bridges separate Hudson from the Twin Cities enough to keep the masses in check.
Hüdson still feel like a small village, not a outskirts. However, the stores in the small inner part of the centre - there is only room for a few roads at the bottom of the cliffs - have a metropolitan sensitivity that is loved by many. The Abigail Page Antiques, called after the first young man in Hudson, was one of the first targets, a syndicate of traders selling folk relicts, consignation pieces of furnishings and home décor.
This octagonal house from 1855 was constructed by the magistrate who called Hudson. Sensuals on St. Croix Gallery offers a seductive selection of ceramics, glas, jewellery, painting and metal work by 130 artist, five of whom work in local stu... On a strenuous afternoon of grocery shopping, guests can sit down in one of Second Street's fine dining establishments and be swept away by the cuisines of Italy, Germany, the Caribbean or the Southwest.
They' re gonna have to stop by a store on Locust Street first. Knoke's Chocolates is perhaps Hudson's most popular business with grown-ups and kids. Enthusiasts of beers will not want to miss Casanova Liquors, which is located on a small mountain along Coulee Road in a 1896 Brewery.
Hudson for beachside activities, historical homes or picnic in bluff tops. It' half an hours eastward of the Twin Cities. 3 June, Willow River State Museum (free admission). August 17-18, North Hudson Pepper Festival. Sept. 22-23, Spirit of the St. CroixArtFest.
The Willow Falls is the big attraction at Willow River State Park. 1884 Philipps Inn on Third Street is just a few minutes walk from the city centre and has six rooms, each with a chimney and Jacuzzi, 715-386-0800 or 888-865-9388. There are good eateries in a two-block section of Second Street in the city centre. Nova Wine Bar and Restaurante is located next to Casanova Liquors on Coulee Road.
Picnic tables have a good look at the city and stream from Prospect Park. The majority of shops are on the same section of Second Street. The gallery comprises glassworks and ceramics workshops and hosts a welcome event for the arts on the first Friday of the following months. Knoke's Chocolates is a street on Locust Street.
To find an exquisite range of micro broths to buy in the bottles, drive along Coulee Road, near Dairy Queen, to Casanova Liquors. The Lakefront Park has a bathing house and free shows from June to August. The Phipps Center for the Arts, 715-386-8409, oversees Lakefront Park and plans shows and games throughout the year.
Hudson's major road is lined with interesting business. On top of I-94, St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is producing shows at Best Western Hudson House. From the city centre to Prospect Park, drive up Walnut St, turn southwards of Third St, walk up the ridge and turn lefthand onto Blakeman Avenue.
From Birkmose in Coulee Road, between the city centre and I-94, you have another good look. The Willow River State Park: Turn right off Second St. Hudson's major road onto St. Croix St., which merges into County Road A and takes you to the grounds six leagues from the city. The Badlands Sno-Park, six leagues eastwards from the city centre, has a beginners slope, as well as a snowboard and a tub.