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The mighty Mississippi and Minnesota River are the two waterways connected by the River to River Greenway. (The project was formerly known by the less colorful moniker North Urban Regional Trail.) Spanning nearly 8 miles, the trail is part of a larger trail network that will one day consist of more than 200 miles of multi-use trails in Dakota County.
The tree-lined, paved pathway connects the communities of South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, and Lilydale as it travels east to west. It also provides a key link between two major trails: the Mississippi River Regional Trail on its east end and the Big Rivers Regional Trail to the west.
Popular attractions along the route include Kaposia Park with its picturesque ravine, Thompson County Park with woodlands and a lake, Marthaler Park (notable for its fishing opportunities), and Valley Park with picnic areas, a playground, and athletic facilities.
Parking options from east to west include:
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