Guide to getting outside in Minneapolis

As we all know in Minnesota is long winters, and off course these winters are cold. As sun comes out of clouds Minneapolis and St. Paul come to life under the sun. Many people like outdoors and Minneapolis is right place for it. There we will speak about couple outdoors activities that you can use and remain active during outdoor season while in the Twin Cities.

Guide to getting outside in Minneapolis

Waterfall in Minneapolis

Straddling the border of Minneapolis and St. Paul you will find a 53-foot waterfall. This waterfall is and urban setting and it is called Minnehaha Falls. This waterfall is part of beautiful forested Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. Park contains more than 10 miles of hiking trails. One of these trails will lead you to a wildly popular Sea Salt Eatery. There we can find beer, wine, local fish, delicious bites and live music.

Waterfal in Minneapolis

Parks in Minneapolis

State park in Minneapolis is at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers and it is called Fort Snelling State Park. There are situated miles of trails for walking or biking. You are free to explore unfettered wilderness tucked into an urban setting. There is plenty information about unique Native American history and history of European Settlement to the area.

Parks in Minneapolis

Pedalling in Minneapolis

The Twin Cities holds superb bike sharing campaign called “Nice ride”. It holds up to 1900 stations and more than 1700 bikes to use. All these bikes can be rent across Minneapolis-St. Paul for a few hours — or even the day. Minneapolis have more than 176 miles of bike paths.

The most popular bike path is the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile trail through the heart of Minneapolis’ hip Midtown and Uptown areas. This path becomes and art stage from August 5 to 7. There can be found artist throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Pedalling bike, you should stop for a while at the Midtown Global Market. There you will find all kind of food from Sweden to Africa.

Pedalling in Minneapolis

Paddle in Minneapolis

All know that Minneapolis is city of the lakes. While pedalling bike road will lead you to the city’s largest lake, Lake Calhoun. Whole lake perimeter is linked with many mile bike roads and walking paths. Lake Calhoun is part of Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes, this lake is linked to other ones, tree-lined Lake of the Isles, paddlers can cruise lake to lake.

Lake Calhoun perfect for swimming, water is clear and cool. If you want fish restaurant it is near Lake Calhoun, The Tin Fish Restaurant sits right on the shores of Lake Calhoun. Restaurant maintains a giant patio and outdoor seating. You will be served the pride of Minnesota Lakes, the Walleye. It will be served with local beer and for desert ice cream form a restaurant’s Ice Cream Mobile.

Paddle in Minneapolis

Where to stay in Minneapolis?

Whatever you step out in Minneapolis you always will get where you want and you will see plenty outdoors nature beauties. All depends on that where you are situated, what place you rent and what you are intended to do or visit. Twin city life is free outdoor when weather let it to do. Outdoor eating, live music, walking, biking, paddling, resting- it is all what will offer you Minneapolis.