Old Settler-Æs Park & Genoa Power Plant

Old Settler-Æs Park is a wonderful place to stop and view the Mississippi River, look for birds, or enjoy a leisurely picnic. From the park you can see Turkey Vultures and Red-tailed Hawks, Double-crested Cormorants, eagles, Osprey and Peregrine Falcons glide along the bluffs to the east. The Genoa Power Plant, just south of Genoa, has hosted nesting Peregrine Falcons since 1998 when a nest box was installed on the southwest stack. You can park at a boat landing south of the plant. Look for adults in March through April, and through July if they-Æve brought off a brood of young.