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Canoe, Hike, Fish at Aviator's Namesake Park

Only two hours outside of the Twin Cities, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park offers a bit of everything.

Arguably the most famous aviator in history was raised in Minnesota. So, it is only fitting that a state park be named in his honor.

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park is on the southern edge of Little Falls, less than two hours from the Twin Cities.

The focal point of the park is his boyhood home, which is owned and operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. The family lived there while his father Charles Sr. served as a U.S. congressman from Minnesota’s Sixth District from 1907 to 1917. Charles Sr. died in 1924 and thus did not live to see his son make the world-famous solo flight three years later from New York to Paris.

Besides the boyhood home, the park—which sits along the Mississippi River—has camping grounds, hiking and ski trails and visitors can canoe and fish the river.

It is home to several bald eagles, fitting since at the time of his historical flight, Lindbergh was called “the lone eagle.”

More information can be obtained online or by calling (312) 616-2525.

 

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