National Park Service Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler will be the lead interpreter on this paddle. (Check out her bird blog - www.birdchick.com) This trip will take you from North Mississippi Regional Park to Boom Island. See a heron rookery in action, osprey nests, and experience true urban birding in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!
Parking is available at North Mississippi Regional Park near the playground and picnic area. A free shuttle will be provided at the end. You should be back to your cars around 1 p.m.
Address for North Mississippi Regional Park playground/picnic area entrance: 5132 North Mississippi Drive, Minneapolis, MN (link to map is below)
Date(s): 7/14/18 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Start: North Mississippi Regional Park, Kroening Interpretive Center (View Map)
End: Boom Island Park (View Map)
Fee: $45 ($25 Youth)
Day trips are an introductory half-day canoe experience on the Mighty Mississippi River. They're a great way for you and your family to experience our community and its wild places from a whole new vantage point.