The Town of Apple River is in the northwest part of Wisconsin in Polk County. The Town of Apple River was founded June 22, 1876 and is centrally located in the county. In those early days agriculture, in particular dairy farms, and logging were large industries. Time has brought about change. Agriculture is still common but commuting from Minnesota to Wisconsin for recreation and area residents commuting to the metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul for employment is now common.
Our town is about 6 % water, made up of lakes and the Apple River. The Apple River, a tributary of the St. Croix River, enters from the east, meanders across the town in a westerly direction and then abruptly turns south into the Apple River Flowage.
The town of Apple River offers many opportunities to hike, fish, snowmobile, canoe or just enjoy some beautiful scenery. Our trails network with county and state trials providing many opportunities to see a large part of our state.
Our population is 1171 and growing. The town has a volunteer fire department which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. U.S. Highway 8, is a busy east-west thoroughfare connecting nearby villages of Balsam Lake, St. Croix Falls and Amery to the west, and Turtle Lake to the east. Our location provides many opportunities for employment and recreation.