8 Places In The Mankato Area Perfect For Exploring

The warm weather is finally here and summer is right around the corner! After a long and cold winter there isn't a better time than now to get out of your dorm, forget about your studies for a bit, and go out to spend some time in nature. Luckily, around Gustavus we don't have to search very hard for a park or hiking trail worth hitting up. Here are 8 places in the Mankato Area that are perfect for exploring by yourself or with a great group of friends.

1. Mankato Red Jacket Trail & Trestle Bridge

2. Mankato Lookout Drive Scenic Overlook

3. Minneopa Falls in Mankato, MN

4. Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail in Mankato, MN

5. Seven-Mile Creek Park in St. Peter, MN

6. Devil's Gulch in Mankato, MN

7. Minnemishinona Falls in Nicollet, MN

8. Mankato City Art Walking Sculpture Tour