Mississippi River Trail
Coon Rapids Dam
Crosby Farm Regional Park
Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN 55111
Fort Snelling State Park offers 18 miles of cross-country skiing trails, 18 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of biking trails, golf and canoe rentals, picnicking, fishing, boating, and swimming. There is also the nearby Fort Snelling Golf Course.
Hidden Falls Regional Park
Minnehaha Falls Regional Park
North Mississippi Regional Park
4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis, MN 55430
North Mississippi offers bicycle/walking trail extends along the entire length of the park. Bridges on both end connect to east bank trails. The park also has a picnic area and shelters, a wading pool and areas that are being restored to native prairie. A heron rookery can be seen on a mid-river island in the southern portion of the park.
City of Hastings Trail System
415 Lock & Dam Rd. Hastings, MN 55033
Trails run past historic sites, the Vermillion River waterfall, and along the Mississippi River where riders may view prairie flowers, wildlife, and river traffic locking through Lock and Dam 2. There are restaurants in town and along the trails adjacent to the Mississippi River.
Did You Know?
The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.