FORT SNELLING STATE PARK
101 Snelling Lake Road, St Paul, MN 55111 Directions
Natural History, Swimming, Visitor Center, Walking, History and Culture, Wildlife, Scenic Drives, Geocaching, Biking, Picnicking, Cross-Country Skiing, Boating and Canoeing, Winter Recreation, Fishing and Hunting, Museum, Birds & NPS Passport Program
Fort Snelling State Park has nearly 3,000 acres where you can benefit from the magnificent outdoors. It provides 12 miles of groomed and tracked ski trails, 6 miles of trail lined for various uses and dog showboating, and skijoring on 7 miles of trail is allowed. The park provides extensive biking and skiing trails that connect with Minnehaha park and national wildlife refuge in the Minnesota valley. Tourists get a strong knowledge about the park and its history and resources. Trails also provide visitants to climb up to the historic Fort Snelling in the 1820s for a view of military life. You can also enjoy a golf course with nine holes, picnic areas show, and bird watching.
Price: Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily
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BATTLE CREEK REGIONAL PARK TRAIL
75 Winthrop Street South, St Paul, MN 55119 Directions
Winter Recreation, Walks, Biking, Public Transit Bus Access, Family-Friendly, Pet-Friendly, Cross Country Skiing, Birds and Wildlife, Playground, Creative Play & Picnicking
Battle Creek Regional Park is a 1,840-acre natural park situated outside a densely developed metropolitan area. Trails give tourists the opportunities to see many wildlife species like deer, egrets, and hawks, as well as the nature of the natural plant habitats with one large pavilion which can accommodate up to 500 people. Bookings can be made for the pavilion and picnic shelters. It is 3.3 miles of multi-use trails and 3.3 miles of single-track biking use. It has over 750 acres of oak trees, old fields, stream, and second-growth meadows providing habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.
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HIDDEN FALLS REGIONAL PARK
1313 Hidden Falls Drive, St Paul, MN 55116 Directions
Boat Launch, Benches, and Biking, Biking Trail, BBQ Grill, Hiking, Fire Pit, Birding, Picnic Area, Restroom Facilities and Shelter, Picnicking, Walking & Fishing
Hidden Falls Regional Park approximately 6.7 miles of paved roads, the park offers a beautiful environment for a stroll, run or ride in the afternoon. The parks are a free outdoor exercise program offered all summer long. It has an open shelter that covers 12 out of 16 picnic tables and has roughly 60 seats. Electricity at 110 Volts is available. Visitors can take a quick walk through the woods to find a hidden waterfall fed by the rain. Hidden Falls Regional Park has plenty of grassy space and picnic areas to choose from, plus you can get down on a quiet sandy beach by the shore. Visiting it is a perfect park for a beautiful day with low key mates. Walking farther up the main trail will take the hiker to an area of gravel beach below Lock and Dam 1.