Best Spots for Fall Color in Inver Grove Heights

1) The Mississippi River Trail: With beautiful views of the river and connections to local trails and parks along the way, you bike or hike your way through colorful fall foliage.  Be sure to check out Swing Bridge Park unique river overlook for some panoramic picture opportunities.

The Mississippi River Trail

Dan Grevas Photography

2) Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area: 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 scenic area is a little off the beaten path, but it is well worth the adventure of finding it!

Pine Bend Bluffs

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3) Harmon Park Reserve: This beautiful 43-acre park is filled with nature, trees and trails. When you set out on the natural trails, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of a large metropolitan area!

Harmon Park Reserve

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4) North Valley & South Valley Parks: Flanking 70th Street, these twin parks offer beautiful walking trails where it’s not uncommon to spot deer and other wild life.

North Valley & South Valley Parks

Dan Grevas Photography

5) Inver Wood Golf Course: Nestled on 275 acres of rolling, wooded terrain you can enjoy autumn’s beauty while getting in a relaxing round of golf before winter sets in!

Inver Wood Golf Course

Dan Grevas Photography

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2018-04-06T13:53:27+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|