My cousin Mary and I had the pleasure of visiting 2 Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) waterfalls One well know, the other a hidden gem. Minnehaha Regional Park is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks features a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, and river overlooks, attracting more than 850,000 visitors annually.
Hidden Falls Regional Park is located along the Mississippi River bluffs just below Lock and Dam 1. This beautiful park is great for birding, fishing, picnicking, walking, and biking. The park dates back to 1887, when it was selected by Horace Cleveland, a nationally known landscape architect and park planner, as one of four major park sites for the City of Saint Paul. Except for the use of a portion of the land as a tree nursery, no improvement was made in Hidden Falls Park until 1936-37, when the WPA carried out an extensive improvement program on the site. Personally, I thought this park was something out of a fairy tale. The stone work just drew me into another world.