Places to go: Visit the nature center
The Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings provides area residents and visitors several unique opportunities to connect with nature.
Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the center has a number of exhibits that are available for adults and children to enjoy. There are bald eagles, falcons and owls that have been injured and are in captivity. Turtles, snakes and frogs are also available to watch in an interpretive center located near the entrance.