Polk County, Wisconsin

Polk County ATVers

By Dean S. Acheson POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN  ATV / UTV RIDING TRAILS: Western Wisconsin ATV Trails ATV/UTV and motorbike enthusiasts can find four ATV/UTV trails in Polk County, Wisconsin that will provide hours of riding enjoyment. Polk County, WI, in the heart of the St. Croix River Valley along the St. Croix River, is blessed…

D.D. Kennedy Environmental Area

By Dean S. Acheson BALSAM LAKE – Looking for a scenic area for a picnic of someplace to drop a line? Consider the D.D. Kennedy Environmental Area/County Park – a 106-acre preserve along the Balsam Branch that flows through Polk County. Visitors will find a dam, millpond and well-maintained trails. The preserve is listed as…

Experience Nature Step by Step

By Dean S. Acheson OSCEOLA – Dig out your hiking boots, grab your walking stick and get ready for a trip to Polk County’s pretty Ridge View Trail. Locals have high praise for this three-mile trail (two loops) that includes views of a picturesque stream and glimpses of St. Croix River’s backwater through a canopy…

POLK COUNTY HISTORY

Located in the heart of Indianhead country in northwestern Wisconsin, Polk County offers a diversity of attractions to the visitor-as well as to its residents.  The St. Croix Wild and Scenic Riverway forms its western boundary, and the river bluffs abruptly give way to rolling countryside.  The land is dotted with lakes and flows with…

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