On the bluff of the Mississippi River, the prairie and woodlands of the Maplewood’s Fish Creek Natural Area beckon hikers and wildlife. A trail winds up to the bluff top, and opens to views of the western horizon. Part of the Mississippi River flyway, the site is frequented by raptors, songbirds, and wildlife species such as fox, coyote, and deer.
Maplewood’s 70-acre preserve is adjacent to Ramsey County’s 142-acre Fish Creek Open Space. The City and County worked together on a Master Plan to guide improvements and restoration at their sites.