Experience the beauty of the Wildflower Trail and take a walk through the trilliums, wild ginger, hepatica, wildlife, and so much more! There are informative signs along the route to help you identify the flowers. This park was originally the site of the historical marker for Old Abe McCann, an eagle that fought in the Civil War. A local teacher discovered the abundance of wildflowers here and brought school groups to the park every spring. However, the traffic from the children and other flower lovers was hard on the delicate plants. When the Jim Falls power dam was relicensed in the 1980s, new regulations required recreational developments, so the teacher and Northern States Power Co. (now Xcel Energy) developed the Wildflower Trails and installed the interpretive signs in 1988. The spring flowers usually begin in April and peak in May, but winter weather and spring moisture can affect the blooming times. Parking is available on the east side of Highway 178 in a gravel lot.