Our family comes here often after church for picnics. We love to walk the trails. It is very well cared for with love. They have a nice interpretative center, as well, and several outlook points. A must see for all. :-)
We have been to CNC numerous times and always find the staff knowledgeable and courteous. The raptor release was fabulous and we enjoyed the apple orchard. The Learning Center is modest, but very informative. It is situated on the beautiful St. Croix River. It is worth the time.
There is something for almost everyone to enjoy and it doesn't need to take half the day. Bring the kids, bring the leashed dog (please remember to not let them pee on living things and pick up after them!) bring the less than enthusiastic walker and they will likely enjoy it too. The paved paths (up to three miles are... 更多
Fun time at the UofM Raptor Release Sept 27. Such a magnificent natural setting to release the rehabilitated birds. A great educational opportunity with various local nature related groups providing information. Wonderful to be able to see raptures up close.. Also enjoyed a trip to the orchard to pick delicious apples.
On our way from home to somewhere else, we looked on the internet for something fun to do on the way. Going through Hastings, MN, we found this center was on our way. This is a privately owned and run nature center. The Carpenter family used to live there and donated the land. We went into the visitor center and... 更多
The scenery at this nature center is outstanding with lots of prairie trails. We came here expressly for the Carpenter... 更多
I had a 10K race that started and ended at this facility o celebrate the apple blossom festival (blossoms however,... 更多