At a Glance
Spring in Minnesota's Mississippi River Valley spells a time of great seasonal beauty, grand landscapes, and dramatic changes. Dozens of species of warblers and other songbirds serenade from greening trees as they migrate north on one of the world's great flyways. Gorgeous spring wildflowers carpet the woods and the riverbanks with vibrant colors. And while migrating waterfowl take to the river, bald eagles soar majestically overhead. Explore the unique 'Bluff Country" portion of the Mississippi River and discover beautiful State and National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the National Eagle Center. Learn about the history and habitats of the famous unglaciated 'driftless area' with expert naturalists as you explore the best of the Mississippi in spring.