Everyone has secrets at Christmas, even the St. Croix River. Spend a winter weekend along its snowy banks, and you'll find a magical mix of holiday bustle and time-honored traditions.
Midwest Living, December 2010
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The Stillwater Lift Bridge crouches in wait across the St. Croix River, a steely sentry to the parade of cars racing between Minnesota and Wisconsin. I used to imagine this bridge as a living beast when I was a kid, holding my breath as we rode through its belly on the way to Grandma's house every Christmas. Though I've since driven it more times than I can count, this crossing feels more like my childhood trips, full of excitement and anticipation. Fresh snow and the electric hum of early December are in the air, and I'm about to finally explore the St. Croix River...