Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul
Park open 8 a.m.–10 p.m., interpretive center open 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
One day last week when that mysterious glowing yellow ball appeared in the sky I knew I had to take advantage of the situation. We filled a rucksack with honeycrisp apples, a Thermos of hot tea, and a small blanket and headed to Minnesota’s most popular state park.