Welcome to Chisago Lakes
Where is Chisago Lakes?
Located along Highway 8, Chisago Lakes is an easy 40-minute drive north of the Twin Cities metro area. Chisago Lakes is a community made up of many smaller towns and rural countryside. With beautiful forests, picturesque farms, abundant lakes, and bordered by the St. Croix River, you’re sure to feel right at home here.
Head north out of the Twin Cities to Highway 8 West. Chisago Lakes encompasses Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer, Taylors Falls & Almelund. Come experience for yourself the shopping, dining, trails, lakes, parks, and heritage of Chisago Lakes.
Autumn in Chisago Lakes
Chisago Lakes, with its numerous lakes and winding trails, offers the perfect backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts to revel in the beauty of autumn. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the shores to witness the reflection of the foliage in the crystal-clear waters, creating a mirror-like spectacle. Pumpkin patches and apple orchards come alive with families searching for the perfect gourd or enjoying freshly picked apples. Check out our calendar for a long list of events.
Stories from Chisago Lakes
Have Your Wedding in Chisago Lakes
Chisago Lakes invites you to begin your life together among the stunning scenery of the St. Croix River Valley. From your engagement photos to bachelor/ette parties, to the wedding and honeymoon, Chisago Lakes has everything you need to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Chisago Lakes is home to many unique venues, from rustic barns to a historic scout camp, wineries to paddleboats on the St. Croix River. Regardless of the season, the charm of small towns and modern conveniences are available to you for your big day. Invite your guests to stay for the night in a quaint bed and breakfast, hotel, vacation rental, cabin or campground. Chisago Lakes has everything you need for the perfect event, including a wide range of florists, photographers, caterers, and more.
Marriage equality is celebrated in Minnesota, and we invite you to choose the quiet beauty of Chisago Lakes for your big day!
Follow us on Instagram as we guide you around Chisago Lakes! We’re the “local friend” you need to explore everything from our beautiful parks and trails, to events, shopping and dining, with some history and fun facts in the mix!