Taylors Falls And Franconia: So Close, So Beautiful

August 14, 2013

Last Sunday I decided to put down the keyboard and mouse and take a trip to Taylors Falls to enjoy the great outdoors.

I had never been there before and it really is beautiful. We hiked along the River Trail, which is a 1.25-mile trail through Interstate Park. There are little stops along the trail that offer some amazing views. We are planning another trip up there soon to do some camping.

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Cliff view of the St. Croix river.

On our way back, we stopped by the Franconia Sculpture Park and snapped a few pictures of some interesting artwork. The Franconia Sculpture Park is a 20-acre lot filled with artwork by local, national, and international artists. It’s located at the intersection of Hwy 8 (Lake Blvd) and Hwy 95 (St. Croix trail) and is free to the public.

Fun note: Our own John Reinan serves on the sculpture park board.

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Crazy looking lamp.

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Hanging house.

 

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Boombox tower.

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Blue poles.