Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (CNC) provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and explore the outdoors. With property on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the scenic St. Croix River, we are able to preserve wildlife habitat while also providing educational opportunities. Hiking trails wind through the tall pines, oak savanna, restored prairie, wooded ravines, around the apple orchard, and along the river of the 425 acre main property north of Hastings, MN. Wildlife abounds in the restored prairie and wooded bluffs on the 300 acre Wisconsin nature preserve.
Carpenter Nature Center provides year-round school curriculum, community programs, hiking, birthday party programs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more. The Interpretive Center and the Visitor Center provide educational exhibits and live animal displays for all ages. Tasty and healthy apples (grown using Integrated Pest Management) and fresh chemical-free raspberries are available seasonally.
Grounds and buildings are open 8:00am - 4:30pm seven days a week free of charge for all visitors. We invite you to become a member or to visit CNC today!
Call (651) 437-4359 or visit www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org for more information about all that Carpenter Nature Center has to offer.
Visit our website: www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org