Sports: Something for everyoneHudson offers a variety of indivudal and team sports and athletic activities for all ages and abilties to enjoy.
--Adult softball leagues
May through August
Participants ages 16 and up, men, women, coed and senior divisions; play six nights a week the Grandview Park ball fields, County UU and Carmichael Road.
Hudson Soccer Association with complex, County UU; 12 fields for both older and younger players and tournament play.
--Youth baseball and softball
Hudson Booster Club play ranges from T-ball on up, more than 80 teams and 1,000 participants.
Biking trails include marked and unmarked trails. For information on area trails contact Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals, 607 Second St., Hudson, (715)386-8500.
Hudson Booster Club fall football program for fifth- and sixth-grade boys.
Badlands Sno-park, six miles east of Hudson. Go to http://www.badlands-snopark.com or call (715) 386-1856.
St. Croix County Snowmobile Association
200 miles of trails maintained by 13 subsidiary clubs with DNR funding.
Maps available at the St. Croix County Government Center or the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.
Afton Alps Ski Area, Afton, Minn.
250 skiable and snowboarding acres, accessible to skiers of all areas of expertise. For more information call (651) 436-5245 or (800) 328-1328, or go to http://www.aftonalps.com.
--Cross country skiing
Willow River State Park, located five miles northeast of Hudson.
Kinnickinnic State Park, located near River Falls on County F
Glen Hills County Park, located about 30 miles east of Hudson near Wilson.
--St. Croix Valley YMCA
Offers a variety of sports, fitness and leisure activities in the area all year. This facility has a swimming pool, water slide, weight and strength training equipment, indoor running track, open gym and courts for racquetball, basketball and volleyball. The Royalty Skate Park is a popular outdoor skateboard park located behind the Y. For more information on the YMCA, see elsewhere in this publication or call the facility at (715) 386-1616. The Y’s website is http://www.twincitiesymca.org/locations.stcroix.asp.
--Hot air ballooning
Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club is located just outside of North Hudson.
--Indoor archery practice is an option to consider at A-1 Archery on Webster St.
--Hudson Bowling Center at Plaza 94
--Adult dart leagues are a popular activity in Hudson’s bars. To join or form a team, call (715) 386-5491 — Twin States Music, 1811 O’Keefe Road.
--Indoor and outdoor volleyball leagues are available through various taverns, YMCA, churches and Hudson School District Community Services.