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Out in Nature

Welcome to the home of Willow River State Park, the scenic St. Croix River, and numerous other attractions that keep outdoor enthusiasts coming back.

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A Plethora of Parks

We’re not just a river city, we’re a river city twice over, plus a lake or two! In addition to our phenomenal Willow River State Park waterfall, Homestead Park offers numerous rentable activities to enjoy on Perch Lake. Plus, Carpenter Nature Center has extended into a Wisconsin Campus. Currently the Hudson property offers hiking trails and in the future it will have a Visitors Center - exciting!

Bring some food for a picnic, shoes for a hike, and even some little ones because they have 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.

Autumn on the St. Croix River

Wild and Scenic

Did you know the St. Croix River is a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System? Less than 1/4 of 1% of rivers are protected as National Wild & Scenic Rivers and can be considered some of the most beautiful, valuable and unspoiled environments left in the U.S.


Tree City

Did you know that Hudson is an official Tree City? The City of Hudson has received the Honor of Tree city USA each year since 2010. Tree City USA is a national program that provides communities around the country with a framework for managing their tree resources.


Bird City

Hudson is recognized as a "Bird City Wisconsin," which means we enhance the environment for birds and educate the public about the interactions between birds and people. Come visit and see a wide variety of birds including bald eagles, warblers, pelicans, and trumpeter swans.



Whether you paddle, sail, or cruise, Hudson is the town for you. The St. Croix Sailing Club promotes sailing activities for all family members. St. Croix River Cruises offers tours to guests throughout the season. And Homestead Park provides canoes and kayaks for rent!

Have a Question About Hudson?

The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is located in the heart of downtown, historic Hudson. We provide information to visitors and new residents on a daily basis. Whether you're planning an upcoming adventure, researching for an event, or even producing a movie, we can get you the information you need. Simply email our office at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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