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Saint Joseph, MN

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St. Joseph's Sandy Sh

With its shore side location, it is no surprise that the town of St. Joseph is home to beautiful beaches. One of the most popular in the area is Silver Beach County Park where you can enjoy a wide range of activities and natural scenery. If you love the ocean, you can take a swim in the guarded area, bask in the sun, or fish off one of the many piers. Walkways, volleyball areas, and picnic shelters are also available if you are looking for a fun-filled staycation day. The park also hosts concerts and other outdoor entertainment during the summer.

Take in the Arts

Enjoy the artistic side of St. Joseph by visiting the Krasl Art Center. Established in 1979, the center is located in downtown St. Joseph and offers something for those of all ages. You can browse the public galleries and view the 38 permanent sculptures. You can also take part in one of the many workshops offered. Browse the gift shop to search for the perfect souvenir or visit the black and white wet darkroom for a unique experience. Art lovers can also purchase pieces from local artists at the Artisan Market or enjoy the periodic concerts held at this venue.

Landmark Lighthouses

If you are looking for a unique experience in visiting St. Joseph, take a trip to the pier and enjoy the breathless beauty of the Outer and Inner lighthouses. Built in the early 1900s, the two lighthouses stay lit up year round so that they are visible 180 degrees. Take a walk down the long pier during the warm summer months to get an up close glance at the unique architecture. You can also visit the lighthouses during the winter months where one of a kind ice formations appear, demonstrating one of the many wonders of nature.