Top 5 Minneapolis Minnesota Adventures
Visiting Minneapolis and need something to do?? looking for a little adventure ?? Golfing or a going for a walk not doing it for you??
Here are 5 adventures in the Minneapolis – St Paul area you can partake in. Whether you’re a solo or with the family get out and enjoy some of the great Minnesota outdoors.
Go Canoeing and Kayaking
Plenty of opportunities for paddling in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area. Boats are available for rent at most of the large lakes. Calhoun, Cedar and Lake of the Isles are connected and make a lovely adventure.
Another option for paddling near the Twin Cities includes a river float, both the Cannon River and the St Croix are great ways to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors. The Mississippi River is also very accessible for a day paddle, rent a canoe or kayak and get some adventure.
Try Rafting and River Paddling
From May to September go river rafting on the Kettle River just an hour north of the Minneapolis St Paul area. Plan a guided rafting trip with Hard Water Sports and enjoy a run down the beautiful Kettle River.
Biking Opportunities are Abundant
Minneapolis is a biking city, it’s very easy to get around town on one of the many bike trails.
Additionally the Twin Cities are loaded for mountain bike trials for the off road peddlers. Way too many to name, but you could start at Battle Creek Regional Park in St Paul or Minneapolis’s Theodore Wirth Park.
Paved trails more your speed? Plenty of options available, follow Minnihaha Creek from Lake Harriet to Lake Nokomis for a sweet ride. Both sides of the Mississippi River have bike trails and it’s a very nice ride from Hidden Falls to Crosby Farm in St Paul.
If you need a bike for just a couple hours, tryhttps://www.niceridemn.org/, 170 convenient stations throughout the Twin Cities.
Climbing, Rock or Ice
Within a one hour drive of the Twin Cities you get three options for rock climbing;
Taylors Falls – Interstate Park
an hour north of the metro, known for basalt crack climbing the park is along the St. Croix River.
Redwing – Barn Bluff
Bolted sport routes overlooking the town of Redwing and the Mississippi River
Sandstone – Robinson Park
Minnesota’s original Ice Park, Ice climbing on natural and farmed ice all winter then come back for three seasons of sport climbing and bouldering.
A classic Minnesota adventure. Lakes, rivers, and ice fishing. Most bait shops will sell you sell Minnesota fishing and give you some advice on what’s biting.
The Minnesota Department on Natural Resources has loads of information on lake and stream fishing.http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/index.html