“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.” -Mark 12:30-31
We have many “neighbors” around Riverside Resort. Although there are countless activities to participate in at Riverside Resort (boating, fishing, outdoor games, relaxing, swimming….), we understand that people like to get out and explore the area. If you are someone who likes to take in multiple experiences while on vacation, we put together a list of places you may want to visit while staying with us.
Here it is:
1. Rich Spring Golf Club – 4.3 miles
Four! The Rich Spring Golf Club is an excellent way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In addition, it is located just minutes from Riverside Resort.
2. Cold Spring Bakery – 6.5 miles
In business since 1946, this yummy bakery is a full line family owned bakery. Located within walking distance of Riverside Inn, perfect for those sweet tooth cravings! Also, if you are wondering where we get those delicious muffins that were on you table as a welcome gift, look no further. Cold Spring Bakery is the place!
3. Third Street Brewhouse Brewery – 6.7 miles
Third Street Brewhouse, the largest brewery in Minnesota, is a leader in making, as well as selling, high quality beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Cold Spring is the #1 energy drink and specialty drink producer in the country and the #1 producer of exclusive beer and craft beer brands for major retailers in the United States as well as other companies throughout the world. Don’t waste time, book a tour of the Third Street Brewhouse today to see their Brewhouse followed by beer samples in their Taproom!
4. Quarry Cinema – 7 miles
If you are looking to take a break from the beautiful weather and sun for a bit here is the perfect option. Big time entertainment with small town values! Quarry Cinema offers state of the art features like stadium seating as well as digital DOLBY sound!
5. A Maze’n Farmyard – 12 miles
Hours of fun for the whole family! A Maze’n Farmyard located only minutes from Riverside Resort provides a full day of fun activities! From learning about the farm animals hands on, to trying to find your way out of Minnesota’s largest permanent maze, it will definitely be a perfect addition to your vacation!
6. Flanders River Ranch – 16 miles
Mike and Jo, along with their son Dugan, own and operate a riding stable that offers day to week-long horse camps for all ages, private lessons, and hour long trail rides.
7. The Grande Depot – 16.2 miles
Your ideal destination for an eclectic blend of high quality gourmet foods, culinary gadgets, fine wines, spirits, as well as home décor. Our shoppes are truly a unique shopping experience. You’re sure to find that perfect accent piece or gift idea. Shop a fabulous assortment of brand name décor as well as gourmet food items.
“A Shopping Experience Like no Other”
8. Rockville County Park & Nature Preserve – 17 miles
Rockville County Park contains 294 acres. There are approximately 1.2 miles of the Sauk River frontage touching the park boundaries. In addition, portions of the park property contain natural communities recognized on the Minnesota County Biological Survey. A large granite outcrop is contained on the easternmost portion of the park. A lowland hardwood forest as well as a tamarack swamp also lie within the park boundaries.
9. Quarry Park – 20 miles
Quarry Park is the most unique county park in the United States, containing 684 acres. It features Granite reflecting pools, a swimming hole 112 feet deep, Scientific and Natural Areas, Mountain bike paths, Trout fishing, Scenic woodlands, Open prairie, Wetlands, as well as Un-quarried bedrock areas. As a result, Quarry Park offers something exciting for all ages!
10. Stearns County History Museum – 22 miles
In 2005 Stearns County celebrated its 150th Anniversary! This magnificent museum showcases two floors of exhibits providing the visitor with an entertaining learning experience.
11. Millner Heritage Vineyard and Winery – 26 miles
You’re Invited!..to experience their Austrian-Hungarian style Minnesota winery. Please take the time to visit their gift shop, try a wine tasting, experience a vineyard & winery tour, as well as purchase artisan cheeses and various ethnic meats. In addition, they offer an opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about Minnesota grapes as well as wine. Also, if you come at the right time you might even be able to hear a little Austrian singing or see a bit of Hungarian dancing.
Our goal is for you and your family to have the best vacation possible when you stay with us at Riverside Resort. We hope that visiting a few of these other attractions adds to your enjoyment and makes your vacation even more memorable!