Minnehaha Falls

It was July 4h, 2017.† After our tour of Fort Snelling, we drove next door to see the Minnehaha Falls.† We first heard the Falls when we walked through to the other side of the Minnehaha Park Pavilion.

We found ourselves at the very top of the Falls and we watched it roar from under the bridge we were standing on.† Then we went for hike to the bottom of the Falls.† Note the pedestrian bridge in the distance.

It was a pretty easy descent to the bottom.

Thatís the Pavilion with a perspective from another side of the Falls.

Headwaters of the Falls is Grayís Bay Dam and Lake Minnetonka.

From Grayís Bay, the water enters Minnehaha Creek and travels 22 miles through Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Edina, and into Minneapolis before it falls 53 feet and continues on flowing to the Mississippi River.

Although Allan had visited Minnehaha Falls when he was a student at the University of Minnesota, he hadnít been back until now.† The friendly photographer didnít understand we wanted mainly a picture of the FALLS.

Allan commented on the additional construction and pathways next to the Falls, making it easier to navigate the area.