Directions to the Bison

Bison Observation Platform

These are direction to the Belwin Conservancy's bison observation platforms. Open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. The bison observation platforms are located on Division Street in Afton, Minnesota.

For directions to other Belwin Conservancy locations:

Belwin's bison herd is located in a large 150-acre restored prairie located near Division Street and Stagecoach Trail in Afton, Minnesota. The bison viewing area has both a 20-foot tall observation platform and a 6 foot accessible deck. Both are located on Division Street in Afton.

The observation platforms are open daily dawn to dusk. The bison will be at Belwin the third weekend in May through the beginning of October. There are several miles of hiking trails accessible through a walking gate across the street from the bison parking lot. The trails can also take you to Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields.

From the West/Twin Cities

  1. Travel eastbound on Interstate 94 towards Wisconsin.
  2. Exit at exit 253 which is Manning Avenue or Highway 95 South.
  3. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto Manning Avenue.
  4. Immediately get into the left lane and turn left onto Hudson Road, the south frontage road.
  5. Travel east on Hudson Road for just over 3 miles.
  6. Turn right at the intersection with Stagecoach Trail. This will be the second stop sign you encounter on Hudson Road.
  7. Make your first left which is Division Street.
  8. Please park in the lot ahead on your right.

From the East/Wisconsin

  1. Travel westbound on Interstate 94 towards the Twin Cities.
  2. After crossing the bridge over the Saint Croix River, exit immediately at exit 258 which is Saint Croix Trail or Highway 95 North.
  3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Saint Croix Trail.
  4. Immediately get into the right lane and turn right onto 8th Street, the south frontage road.
  5. Travel west on 8th Street until you reach a stop sign at Stagecoach Trail. Make a left onto Stagecoach Trail.
  6. Make your next left which is Division Street.
  7. Please park in the lot ahead on your right.

From the North/Stillwater

Traveling on Manning Avenue

  1. Proceed south on Manning Avenue until you encounter Interstate 94.
  2. Turn left immediately after crossing the highway onto Hudson Road.
  3. Travel east on Hudson Road for just over 3 miles.
  4. Turn right at the intersection with Stagecoach Trail. This will be the second stop sign you encounter on Hudson Road.
  5. Make your first left which is Division Street.
  6. Please park in the lot ahead on your right.

Traveling on Stagecoach Trail

  1. Proceed south on Stagecoach Trail until you encounter Interstate 94.
  2. Make a left on to Division Street, the second road you encounter after crossing the interstate.
  3. Please park in the lot ahead on your right.

Traveling on Saint Croix Trail/Highway 95

  1. Proceed south on S Saint Croix Trail/Highway 95 until you encounter Interstate 94
  2. Immediately after the interstate turn right onto 8th Street, the south frontage road.
  3. Travel west on 8th Street until you reach a stop sign at Stagecoach Trail. Make a left onto Stagecoach Trail.
  4. Make your next left which is Division Street.
  5. Please park in the lot ahead on your right.

Internet Maps

If you search for "Division Street, Afton MN" you will be correctly directed.