I enjoy Fort Snelling State Park walking paths. Today I went on the trail where the planes fly over – so close you could almost reach out and touch them.
The airport commission restored the wetlands so its only fair that the aircraft are a big part of the Fort Snelling Hiking experience. The habitat is worth the noise and the vantage point is amazing. The flowers, butterflies and bees were fun to see and I heard many birds but saw a few too. I've got a bird guide for state parks so I'll start looking them up – they don't always stay still long enough for a picture. Enjoy you local parks – they are sanctuaries for the wildlife.