[Featured Image: Photo by Rick Pepper – The swinging bridge offers a lot of character for photo ops.]
Wildwood Park is one of rural Mankato’s best kept secrets.
I’ve enjoyed the 140-foot long swinging bridge that traverses the meandering Le Sueur river since the early 80’s. This remote yet close-to-home destination will entertain your family for hours with fishing, the swinging bridge, and a 120-foot trail bridge leading to paths through grass and river-bottom woodlands that intersect the lazy Le Sueur numerous times.
It’s also a great grad photo-op location.
Located just north of St. Clair on county road 28 at the intersection of County Roads 28 and 23, it’s just a scenic 15-minute drive from Mankato. The park isn’t open during the winter, but wears fall colors like a homecoming queen!