Book Details St. Croix Riverway Hikes
The pristine waters that shape the state border may define the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, but the area offers recreation to more than just paddlers. A new book describes more than 70 hiking trails along the riverway, with an emphasis on trails that are perfect for families with children. The book, Hittin’ the Trail: Day Hiking the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, is the sixth hiking guidebook by western Wisconsin resident and Menomonie native Rob Bignell, and the first to be available as a paperback. (The others were published as e-books.) Published in early April, the book offers driving and parking directions; tells you how to find trailheads; describes the courses the trails take; and outlines flora, fauna, and scenic points you can see along the way. “In the scenic riverway, you can lean against 200-year-old trees or feel the splash of a hidden waterfall, you can retrace the steps of historic portages or watch bald eagle families soar overhead, you can walk across billion-year-old rock or pick apples as autumn leaves turn red and golden,” Bignell said in a press release. “It’s not surprising that the riverway and its parks are so popular.” The book is available via hikeswithtykes.com.