There's almost nothing as much fun - and as pretty - as cross country skiing in Willow River State Park. Wildlife, waterfalls, a workout! What could be better? More cross country trails close to Hudson are Afton State Park and William O'Brien State Park just across the border in Minnesota. If you're more into the downhill adventure, Afton Alps is growing and improving their facility - and it's less than 10 miles from Hudson and the Phipps Inn.
Hudson's Hot Air Affair is February 7-9. It's a beautiful sight when 25-35 hot air balloons take off at the same time. Friday night's parade is always a blast - literally and figuratively! The balloon pilots show off their fire power and the parade units are creative and usually very funny. Mix a little romance with winter fun and reserve a night - or two - at the Phipps Inn Bed & Breakfast. We're close to all the action!