Vento View Overlook
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Located at the intersections of Sibley Memorial Highway, Cherokee Heights Boulevard, and Annapolis Street West in St. Paul.
The overlook is located in Cherokee Regional Park on a forested bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. There is a rather informal but relatively flat trail that leads to the overlook. For the more adventurous a hiking trail leads steeply downhill from the overlook into the Lilydale Regional Park. This trail skirts along the edges of several mine pits and past the ruins of a brick kiln once used by the Twin City Brick Company (an area known as The Brickyards).
Activities: Hiking; views of the Mississippi River valley, Pickerel Lake, and surrounding area. Birdwatching is a favorite activity here.
Hours: Sunrise to 11:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.
Contact Information: Call Saint Paul Parks and Recreation at (651) 632-5111.
Did You Know?
Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.