Bee2009_10_fortsnellingstateparkSomething I love about Minneapolis and St. Paul: there are many places right in the city where it is possible to feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere. We added another such place to the list in September—Fort Snelling State Park. We trekked through fields of wildflowers to Pike Island, where we walked the sandy, tree covered path around the island and saw just one other person.