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Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day
October 12, 2019 10:00 am
October 12, 2019 4:00 pm
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Hudson Chamber of Commerce
March 5, 2016
Downtown Hudson
502 2nd Street, Hudson, WI, 54016, United States
WIsconsin Weekend: Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day

Hudson was the last Wisconsin stop for westbound travelers on the iconic Yellowstone Trail. The city celebrates 107 years of history for the Trail on Saturday, October 12th this year with Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day.


The year was 1912 and the auto was gaining popularity. It wasn’t uncommon for horse drawn wagons to share potholes with the automobiles that also traveled the country roads and passed through everything the horses left behind.

A few ambitious folks got together and decided to connect county roads which resulted in the first transcontinental road – The Yellowstone Trail. From “Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound!”

Check out Hudson on October 12th for family fun around town with a Vintage and Class Car Show, Cemetery Walk, Pie and Ice Cream Social, Children’s Activities and a drive on the Yellowstone Trail!

Other activities planned include a Car Show, Children’s Activities, a Pie & Ice Cream Social at First Baptist Church, Historic Downtown Hudson Walking Tours, Cemetery Walk @ Willow River Cemetery, Octagon House Tours, Ciranda Garden Fair, Non-Profit Community Fair, Coco’s Heart Rescue, and more. Check out their website for details.

The Arch in Hudson, where Yellowstone Trail Day takes place.
Looking back at downtown Hudson under the arch that welcomed travelers to and from the original Yellowstone Trail Bridge over the St. Croix River.

Hudson is right along U.S. 12 (which follows portions of the original Yellowstone Trail) and Highway 35. I-94 runs along the south side of town, and Highway 64 is just a few miles north. Check out this beautiful city on the St. Croix River, and for great waterfalls and trails be sure to hit Willow River State Park nearby!

Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day Address:

Various locations in downtown Hudson
Hudson, WI 54016
(715) 386-8411

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