Molly O'Connor

Minneapolis

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  1. Chain of Lakes Paddling

    Minneapolis

    Minneapolis may be a metropolis, but with a 13-mile circuit of interconnected lakes just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, you will forget you are in a bustling city. During a warm and sunny summer day, paddling the Chain of Lakes circuit is a must-do either solo or with the whole family.

  2. Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront

    Minneapolis

    Offering amazing views of Minneapolis’ skyline and hosting a plethora of well-reviewed restaurants and bars, the downtown riverfront is the perfect place for a stroll about town.

  3. River Gorge Hike/ Run

    Minneapolis

    With many entry points and scenic views in the center of the Twin Cities metro area, the River Gorge is a great running or hiking option for the urban dweller.

  4. Urban Running

    Minneapolis

    It’s hard to go wrong with urban running in Minneapolis. With its countless miles of flat running trails in such close proximity to downtown, it’s obvious why Minneapolis is considered one of America’s top ten running cities.

  5. Minnehaha Creek Paddling

    Minneapolis

    Starting from Lake Minnetonka, Minnehaha Creek offers paddlers a relaxing 22-mile stretch of flat water that leads all the way to the Twin Cities.

  6. Upper Rice Creek

    Minneapolis

    North of St. Paul, you can find the 9-mile long Upper Rice Creek water trail that meanders through the scenic Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park

  7. Mississippi River

    Minneapolis

    Roaring through both Minneapolis and St. Paul, you don’t have to go far for one of the best flat water paddling routes found in the Twin Cities.

  8. Lake Minnetonka

    Minneapolis

    Lake Minnetonka is one of the best lakes in the Twin Cities for recreational paddling. You will enjoy your time on Minnetonka’s calm waters whether it be with a canoe, kayak, or SUP.

  9. Crow Hassan Park Reserve

    Minneapolis

    When you need to escape from the Twin Cities and surround yourself in nature, Crow Hassan Park Reserve offers over 17 miles of trails that wind through lowland prairies, marshes, and hardwood forests.

  10. Theodore Wirth Park - Trail Running

    Minneapolis

    Theodore Wirth Park is the largest regional park in the Minneapolis park system and offers runners some of the best running trails in the Twin Cities area.

  11. Afton State Park Trail Running

    Minneapolis

    Known for its hilly terrain, Afton State Park is perfect for the endorphin seeking trail runner. Garnering attention since 1994, the Afton Trail Run 50K and 25K has received attention for being one of the oldest and most beautiful runs in the nation.

  12. Lebanon Hills Regional Park

    Minneapolis

    If you want to do some portaging, but don’t have the time to drive five hours north to the BWCA, then head on over to Lebanon Hill’s Regional Park for its 2.5-mile canoeing route.

  13. Cannon River

    Minneapolis

    Only an hour from the Twin Cities, the scenic and recreational Cannon River Water Trail offers over 80 miles of flat water. Perfect for a day retreat or a weekend get-a-way.

  14. Rum River Water Trail

    Minneapolis

    The 42 mile-stretch of the Rum River from Cambridge to Anoka offers wide, deep waters either for hard paddling or sitting back and letting the current take you.

  15. Lake Maria State Park

    Minneapolis

    Located only an hour away from the Twin Cities, the trails that meander through Lake Maria State Park take hikers into some of southern Minnesota’s most beautiful natural landscapes.

  16. Wild River State Park

    Minneapolis

    An hour from downtown Minneapolis, Wild River State Park is well worth the drive to explore its almost 7,000-acres of hardwood forest, oak savanna, and pine forest. It is a perfect weekend destination for hikers, backpackers, and campers.

  17. Afton State Park Backpacking

    Minneapolis

    Afton State Park, located less than an hour from the Twin Cities, offers hikers and backpackers a respite from the bustling city. With 20 miles of hiking trails and 1,600-acres of terrain ranging from rolling prairie fields to rugged ravines, it is easy to get lost in the natural beauty of the St. Croix River Valley.

  18. Interstate State Park Backpacking

    Minneapolis

    Straddling the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, Interstate State Park offers rugged trails, views of the St. Croix River, and some of the most intriguing geological features in the country

  19. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

    Minneapolis

    Big Woods State Park is one of the last remaining nature areas that has been left untouched from the first settlers, which has afforded hikers and backpackers the opportunity to explore this pristine “Big Woods” landscape.

  20. Sakatah Lake State Park

    Minneapolis

    Sakatah Lake State Park is an 840-acre park that offers 5-miles of hiking trails and over 60 different campsites. With lakeshore views and hardwood forest, Sakatah is a great escape for the overnight camper.

  21. William O'Brien State Park

    Minneapolis

    Close enough to be drivable, yet far enough to feel disconnected from civilization; William O’Brien State Park is a great destination for backpackers, hikers, and paddlers to escape the stresses of the city.

  22. Itasca State Park

    Minneapolis

    With over 32,000-acres of glacial landscapes, 50-miles of hiking trails to explore, and the modest mighty Mississippi’s headwaters to swim in, Itasca State Park is an absolute must-visit.

  23. Superior Hiking Trail

    Minneapolis

    In northeastern Minnesota, the Superior Hiking Trail traverses 296 miles of rugged landscape and beautiful vistas of Lake Superior. Whether you spend a weekend trip or a whole summer, backpacking this trail will be an unforgettable, epic adventure.

  24. Ft. Snelling State Park

    Minneapolis

    While in the historic Fort Snelling State Park, it is hard to believe that the hectic pace of civilization pulses so close by. Once inside, empty your mind while biking on the quiet trails along the scenic Minnesota River.

  25. Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

    Minneapolis

    An easy to moderate 3.7-mile single track is nestled in the center of Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. This trail offers steep falls, rooty climbs, and some of the best views of the entire park.