Monticello is a vibrant small city tucked up against the Mississippi River and conveniently located between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. Our growing community offers an array of business, dining, and retail opportunities as well as a wide variety of recreational activities.
A city-wide commitment to our park and pathway system also means Monticello is an ideal place to hike or bike along miles of trails, relax in one of the 28 city-owned parks, or explore the mighty Mississippi River.
Monticello is involved in an ongoing project to preserve and enhance 1,200 acres of wildlife area along the Bertram Chain of Lakes. The current park offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, nature-watching and picnicking.