I recently went on a two hour long kayak tour along the Mississippi River with the company Above The Falls Sports. We started out at Battle Creek Park, went down river a bit to see the Grain Belt Beer sign at the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and then made our way up river past Psycho Suzi’s bar. Our destination was a small island that is actually a Blue Heron rookery. Several hundred Blue Heron call the tiny island home. After that it was a leisurely paddle back to the park.