Please Note: Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve is currently open; however, due to construction the entrance on the south end of the parking lot is closed. To enter the park please use the entrance at the north end of the parking lot. View Map (PDF)
The Kraemer Nature Trail is a self-guided, half-mile-long trail at the Rudy L. Kraemer Nature Preserve. The park is located in northwest Burnsville. To get to the park, take Highway 13 to Chowen Avenue South.
The nature trail has eight stops with information about each stop in the trail guide. Printed copies of the trail guide are available at the trailhead kiosk. If you have a smartphone, you can scan a QR code at the kiosk to download the trail guide. You can also download a copy: Kraemer Nature Trail Guide (PDF).
Along the trail, you will have opportunities to use your smartphone's QR reader to scan a code and access additional information, such as a short video. If you don't have a smartphone, you can access the additional content here.
Trail Stop 1
Take a peek inside a chimney swift tower (video clip)
Trail Stop 2
See a controlled burn in Burnsville (video clip)
Trail Stop 3
Watch a red-winged blackbird strut his stuff (video clip)
Trail Stop 4
What is the smallest flowering plant in Minnesota wetlands?
Trail Stop 5
How were cattails used in World War II?
Trail Stop 6
Who can you see in a wetland? (video clip)
Trail Stop 7
See and hear an eastern bluebird (video clip)
Trail Stop 8
What does the word tamarack mean?