Fort Snelling State Park, Saint Paul

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  • July 29, 2017
    Great trails for walking or biking, lush foliage and pretty photo locations. Not very crowded so also seems to be a nice place to explore and enjoy some refuge from the usual pace and noise of city li...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    We stopped here for a picnic and then took a walk on one of the many trails that weaved throughout the park. Beautiful and relaxing spot.  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    TRIP ADVISOR: The cover photo for this listing is WRONG! The above photo is for the Historic Fort Snelling, run by the Minnesota Historical Society, NOT this attraction, which is Fort Snelling STATE P...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    A very nice park along the Minnesota river. Lots of parking and easy to get to. You can take the trails that wind along the river bottom, take the path up to Fort Snelling, or the trail that joins with the parkway system. There's a nearby dog park, bikes to rent and an information center. There's place four fishing, picnics and a beach area.
  • June 16, 2017
    Launched on the Minnesota River for a couple of hours of kayaking. The current on the Minnesota River was strong, so we spent most of our time exploring the waterways between the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers and on the Mississippi. The ranger at the entrance had helpful information on the current conditions (pun intended) and we picked up some of the free maps that were helpful. We weren't fishing, but we saw several other catch nice fish.
  • May 20, 2017
    This is a great park for hiking and adventuring. At the confluence of the Minnesota River and Great Mississippi River the is just so much to see. And then what makes it even great is all the rich history of the area and it's proximity to Fort Snelling National Cemetery. There is just so much to see and do.
  • June 19, 2017
    Good place to have a cycling or walking with paced roads. A welcoming place for cyclysts and very close to the city. You can enjoy the view of the Minnesota river.
  • March 16, 2017
    What other city can you get off your plane, and 10min later be immersed in a beautiful wilderness?! This place is amazing, and the fact that most the trails are near the riverbank and a good 50-100' below street-level, it makes it feel so secluded and you can hardly hear the plane/road noise. Awesome escape in the heart of the city. The fort is awesome to tour as well.

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