• Battle Creek Regional Park West
    In the hills behind the Battle Creek Recreation Center and Battle Creek Elementary, Battle Creek West is a stunning and well-kept gem in St. Paul. From the hardwood forested hilltops, to the hillsides covered in sweeping tallgrass prairies, and wetlands noisy with frogs and ducks, these wide and maintained trails are full of adventures and challenges. When we come to Battle Creek West, we come to climb the hills, catch …

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  • Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary
    At the place where the famed Swede Hollow opens up again and Phalen Creek takes the last stuttering steps of its journey to the Mississippi River, sits a lovely piece of land called Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. On one side- the St. Paul Skyline. On the other, the magnificent limestone and sandstone cliffs of Dayton’s Bluff and Mounds Park. We come to Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary to look for the …

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  • Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary
    Tucked between Interstate 35E and St. Paul’s North End neighborhood, Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary offers a quick dose of nature to the Mini Adventurer. The site’s main natural features are a beautifully restored tallgrass prairie and a bubbling brook. The trails are a mix of asphalt and gravel, and it’s common to see dog walkers and bicyclists enjoying the site. A beautiful mural greets you as you enter from the …

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