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A Weekend Well Spent in Stillwater

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A Weekend Well Spent in Stillwater

Stillwater has so much to offer every type of visitor that a day just isn’t enough. Over 100+ independently owned businesses to explore line the historic Main Street. To help you plan your perfect weekend, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite stops.


Treat Yourself

Start your morning off right with a delectable pastry from Mon Petit Cheri. All pastries are made in-house and include a perfect mix of sweet and savory options. Try an all-butter croissant or indulge in their Bananas Foster French Toast. 

Hit the Trails

Stillwater is the perfect walkable town, but it’s also a biker’s paradise. Grab a delicious latte at Greenbridge Coffee Shop and wander to the back of the shop, where you’ll find Herman Electric Bikes Rental. Explore the 4.7-mile Loop Trail and cross the renovated historic lift bridge, now open exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists. 


The town is filled with amazing restaurants; right across the street from our shop is Brick & Bourbon. The Shaved Beef Salad is a perfect summer choice, and the drinks are inventive, like the Double Entendre Martini, which involves pouring a martini over cotton candy to add some sweetness. Make sure to try out their fantastic rooftop patio. 

Get on the Water 

Experience the beauty of the scenic St. Croix River aboard a historic paddlewheel boat. Stillwater River Boats is equipped with inside and outside decks, and boats depart Stillwater twice a day. 

Lights Out 

Stillwater has gorgeous boutique hotels offering the most glorious stays. At Lora Hotel it's all about the details. Their signature amenities nourish the body and soul and will make for a truly memorable weekend escape. 


Caffeine Boost 

Enjoy a gorgeous walk or bike ride to Coffee Paw Cafe. Try the giant caramel or cinnamon rolls. Discover the smoothest and richest nitro cold brew around, made and kegged in house. Also, if you bring them a photo of your dog, they’ll frame and hang it in their shop. 

Time to Shop 

Stroll over to our Lake and Company shop to find a great collection of goods with stories to tell, perfect for your outdoor adventures. We also have some amazing in-store collaborations worth checking out with our partners Grey Duck paddle boards and Voyageur Custom Saunas.

Spice Things Up

Celebrate the incredible flavors of Latin America at Lolito. Grab a table outside and get ready to wake up your taste buds. 

A Sweet Spot 

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop is a family-friendly retro-style diner offering up the most delicious malts and other tasty treats. This spot features a walk-up window and a spacious outdoor patio right in the heart of downtown Stillwater. 

Scenic Drives

Drive north on the St. Croix Scenic Byway to explore the nearby town of Taylors Falls. On the way there, make sure to visit the 50-acre outdoor Franconia Sculpture Park, free of charge 365 days a year. 


Exceptional spirits and handcrafted cocktails are what you’ll find at Forge & Foundry Distillery. The husband-and-wife duo pick their ingredients from local sources, and you can enjoy their creations either in the tasting room or in a cocktail kit to go. 

Now's the time to go explore Stillwater, MN. Also, for every $50 spent at a Lake and Company shop or online, you'll be entered for a chance to win our Ultimate Stillwater Adventure Giveaway. Hurry though, winner will be announced on August 1st. 


Read more of our stories in Issue 19 of Lake and Company.

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