I've discovered an island - Quarry Island. That's exciting! A semi-wild space in the middle of the city, a place I've not noticed before. That's exciting!
It's an historic rock quarry, long abandoned, and now part of Fort Snelling State Park.
On the first photo you can see the island near the top - a forested hillock poking out of Gun Club Lake. There is a road/hiking trail/causeway out to the middle of the island, and from there a few simple paths to explore.
The first photo is from an overlook along Highway 13, between the Mendota and Highway 494 bridges. It's part of the Big Rivers Regional Trail.
On the photos, notice the fresh spring leaves. This post is part of my capturing spring series - take 3.