Directions to the Stagecoach Prairies

Access Belwin Conservancy's Stagecoach Prairie Natural Area's 4.5 miles of gently rolling trails via one of two parking lots: 1) on Stagecoach Trail South or 2) on 11th Street in Afton, Minnesota.

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The trailhead at the Belwin Conservancy's Stagecoach Prairie Natural Area is located about one and a half miles south of Interstate 94 on Stagecoach Trail.

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 onto Stagecoach Trail. This will be the second stop sign you encounter on Hudson Road.

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 for roughly half a mile.
  6. At the stop sign, turn left onto Stagecoach Trail.

On Stagecoach Trail

  1. From I94, travel South on Stagecoach Trail for 1.5 miles.
  2. Parking for the trailhead is on your left after the 'S' curve. This entrance delivers you directly into the prairie.
  3. A second woodland trailhead is located .2 miles further down Stagecoach Trail S. off 11th Street.