The Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary located in St. Paul, MN is a very diverse piece of land I love to shoot at. There are so many different beautiful backdrops that will compliment any photoshoot you are planning. It's definitely my go-to spot.
Located on north shore of the Mississippi River.
This sanctuary is surrounded by highways and railroad tracks right along the Mississippi River; however, there is no access to river from this park.
This once was the site of the North Star Brewery in the 1800's and then an industrial and railway yard which was abandoned in the 1970's. Now, there is an ongoing project to restore this once polluted area into a beautiful park for people, and animals, to enjoy.
What's here now?
This 29 acre sanctuary has long prairie grass fields, ponds and tree-lined walkways. And I can't forget to mention the soft sandstone bluffs on the northern edge of the park. This place is very popular for hiking, birdwatching and photography.
If you're in the area, go check it out. Don't forget your camera bag!