Hidden gems: Homestead Parklands and Troy Beach offer summer fun
With the Lakefront Park beach in downtown Hudson closed because of high water and erosion from the June 21 storms, area residents might consider two St. Croix County parks as alternatives for swimming.
Troy Beach is a lightly used county park on the St. Croix River, just south of YMCA Camp St. Croix on County F.
What it lacks in amenities, it makes up for in setting. The park has an expansive sand beach that visitors can drive right up to.