Walk & Learn: Ford Area C and Twin Cities Locks & Dams

June 15, 2023 5:00-7:00 pm
Hidden Falls Regional Park

Learn more about Ford Area C and the future of two Twin Cities locks and dams on a walking tour at Hidden Falls Regional Park. Photo credit: Tom Reiter

FMR will be hosting a free river-focused walking tour in partnership with Mississippi River Network's River Days of Action.

The light hike (about 2 miles in total) will include a discussion about the Ford Area C site and the future of two Twin Cities locks and dams. There will also be a pre-tour social hour and an opportunity for Q&A at the end. An agenda is below.

This is a great opportunity to get up close to the river while learning about important studies that could impact its future.


  • 5 p.m.  Meet at the picnic shelter at the north entrance of Hidden Falls Regional Park for an optional pre-tour social hour. We will be providing drinks and light snacks. 
  • 5:30 p.m. — Depart picnic shelter and walk an unpaved trail along the river, while learning about the history of the Ford Area C site and the Twin Cities locks and dams. It is about a 1-mile walk to the Ford Area C site and view of Lock and Dam 1. 
  • 6:30 p.m. — Walk back to picnic shelter, with time for a Q&A session. 
  • 7 p.m. — End of walking tour. 

We recommend wearing shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or muddy — the trail will likely be very muddy this time of year, with the potential for some flooding. 

Please let us know if you can join!

This event is part of the Mississippi River Network River Days of Action. Join in on over 30 in-person and online events happening June 8-18, 2023. Together, from Headwaters to Gulf, we are celebrating and taking action for the people, land, water and wildlife of our nation’s most iconic waterway, the Mississippi. You can also take action by supporting us as a River Giver. Learn more.

Please email Grassroots Organizing Coordinator Maddie Miller (mmiller@fmr.org) with any questions. 

We hope to see you there!


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