Find A Hidden Summer Oasis When You Take A 1/2-Mile Hike Through The Woods To Reach The Sandy Beach At Afton State Park In Minnesota
As the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is home to some great lakeside beaches. Among the most popular spots are Park Point in Duluth and beaches throughout the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. But you don’t have to go to a lake to find a great, sandy beach. There are some great beaches along Minnesota’s rivers as well! One of our favorites is found at Afton State Park near Hastings, Minnesota. There, a short hike through the woods will take you to a wide, sand-covered beach along the St. Croix River. Read on below to learn more.
Have you ever been to Afton State Park? Let us know your favorite part in the comments below! And if you’re interested in other great Minnesota state park beaches, check out our article about the remote beach at Zippel Bay State Park.
Address: Afton State Park, 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033, USA
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.