Swing Bridge Park offers a unique view of the river on it’s railroad-swing-bridge-turned-walking-pier. The 670 foot pier offers stunning views of the river and is a unique spot for photos, birdwatching or simply getting a little bit closer to the Mighty Mississippi.
River Front park is a small neighborhood park on the Mississippi River that is another good spot to break out the camera, or to find a little inner peace as you watch the river roll by.
Managed by the Minnesota DNR Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area is 256 acres of largely undisturbed land with breathtaking views overlooking the river. Visitors are welcome to enjoy low impact activities there such as hiking, photography and bird watching.
The Mississippi River is the flyway for 40% of North America’s waterfowl and 35% of its bird species, making it an ideal location for birding. Check out this informative map from Audubon for more information about birding in the Twin Cities.