This park is located on the Minnesota side of the Red River of the North (not the North Dakota side!) about 2.5 miles (4 km) north of downtown Fargo. It’s swirl of trails are popular with mountain bikers but are certainly open to hikers – who just have to pay attention to two-wheel traffic. We went there after dinner for a stroll to see the river close-up. The evening was warm and gentle, the lighting soft, and the Fall colors just starting to pop. There was no breeze (which, it seems, is a bit unusual), so colorful reflections in the river were unruffled. It was perhaps an unrealistic introduction to weather on the Northern Plains, but a good walk nonetheless. 😁BACK TO BLOG POSTS
The river is both very sluggish at this time of year and down in wind-breaking trees – and thus calm. But there was still some luck involved here.
Surprising to get such perfect reflections in a river, and late in the day besides. Usually you have to find a lake at the crack of dawn for that mirror surface.