Name: Afton State Park
Year it became a State Park: 1969
Section of Minnesota: Twin Cities
Nearby Town: Afton
Positives: Right On The Beautiful St. Croix River
The Negatives: No Drive Up Camping
General Comments: This park has pleasant drives, scenic view, nice hikes, and it’s close to the Twin Cities.
Something Everyone Wants To See: The River
But you should also check out: The bridges crossing Trout Brook.
Nearby attraction to visit: There are several apple orchards in this area.
Interesting Trivia: This park and the area around it got its name from the Robert Burns poem “Afton Water”, about a river in Scotland.
Personal Stories: We got our 2009 Christmas picture from the picnic area in this park.
What My Kids Want Me To Say: Just north of the beach there is a ridge that you can climb up to and walk along.
Jamsco Ranking: Very Nice
Final Word: Another park that is beautiful in the fall. If you live in the Twin Cities and haven’t been there, go!
Thoughts? Comments? Have you been to Afton? Do you agree with my assessment?