The trails in this place are truly amazing for the scenery surrounding you as you walk 400 feet above ground level. We recommend the North trail which overlooks the Mississippi river and also gets you upclose with the eagles, hawks and vultures- all hovering by you in search of food in the river. We also spotted a set of cranes that seemed to be entering the area just now!
Barn Bluff is a bluff along the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minnesota. The bluff is associated with Dakota legend from hundreds of years ago. During the 19th century, the bluff functioned as a visual reference for explorers and travelers. The bluff overlooks the downtown area and towers about 400 feet above the Mississippi River with an extensive view of Lake Pepin to the south. It is one of hundreds of bluffs in the Driftless Area, which covers parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, in addition to the southeastern toe of Minnesota.
Spot the bald eagles
As you trek on the Barn Bluffs be sure to look overhead for the great Bald Eagles that are perennial residents in this part of the city! We caught some beautiful pics of this majestic creatures as they peacefully glided overhead. We were 400 ft up in the air and they seemed to be another 400 feet above us, but there was something totally serene and awe inspiring as they hovered above us, on the constant look out for food! What wing span and what power! We felt like we could watch them forever!
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