Fort Ridgely Hike

My humans and I hit the road for a “historic” hike at Fort Ridgely. We have camped at the state park connected to this historic site but I have never visited. So we jumped into our car and headed out for some fresh air and bonding time.
Here is some history about Fort Ridgely:
“Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits.”
To learn more visit the Minnesota Historical Society.

As we walked along the path my humans read the signs to me and explained what the rocks in the ground were.

My humans explained to me that the rock structures, we were seeing in the ground, were the foundation to the buildings at the fort. These structures were amazing to see and imaging what they were like when the buildings were on them.

Now time to pose in front of the monument.

I had so much fun visiting For Ridgely. Can’t wait to see where my adventures bring me next.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you on Monday!

Today I’m joining the FitDog Friday Blog Hop hosted by SlimDoggy, My GBGV Life, and To Dog With Love


  1. September 11, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    We love hikes where we can learn things too – good exercise for the brain as well as the body!

  2. September 11, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    How fun that you got to go and look at all you learned too.

    Have a woof woof day Spencer. ☺

  3. September 11, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    Next time, don't forget your musket! Looks like a fun spot. We've never heard of it.

    • September 11, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      I knew I forgot something! This place is just north of New Ulm and south of Fairfax! 🙂

  4. September 11, 2015 / 5:10 pm

    I love historical places like this that allow dogs! Barley's been to one fort in PA, but a lot of the ones we know of don't allow dogs, so I'm glad you got to have such an educational, fun adventure 😉

  5. September 11, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous place for hiking!

  6. September 11, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    What a cool historic place to visit.Your grass is so lush there! Definitely not like that here.

  7. September 11, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    We're always up for a nice hike, especially when it's an educational one! Looks like your pack had fun 🙂

  8. September 11, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    That is a cool place. Lucky you! I would love to go there.

  9. September 13, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    That looks like such a fun day! I love that the rock foundations are still there.

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