Walking Twin Cities - 3rd Edition  by Holly Day and Sherman Wick

Walking Twin Cities - 3rd Edition Guide Book

by Holly Day and Sherman Wick (Wilderness Press)
Walking Twin Cities - 3rd Edition  by Holly Day and Sherman Wick
Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Holly Day and Sherman Wick guide you through 35 unique walking tours in the urban epicenter of the Upper Midwest. The Twin Cities are home to world-class museums and theaters, a mosaic of distinct neighborhoods, and an extensive greenbelt that combine to make it one of the most beautiful metropolitan areas in America. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, points of interest, and more.

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Trails from the "Walking Twin Cities - 3rd Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 35.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.

Minneapolis was born on the shores of the then-murky Mississippi River. Bridge Square and the Gateway District were the original housing and government centers of the hardworking city in the 19th cent ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 2
The Cathedral, Ramsey, and Summit Hills—often referred to simply as the Hill District—was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, and the area is acknowledged for some of the b ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 4.25
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Cedar-Riverside has an enduring history as one of the Twin Cities’ great ethnic salad bowls. It has also been an exemplar of a combined commercial and residential area, albeit for the working class or ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
Since 1887, Como Park has been a favorite retreat for St. Paul residents and visitors alike. Within its 300-plus acres of parkland are hiking trails, historic bridges and monuments, a free zoo, a rest ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 2.75
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There is a never-ending debate over the origin of the name Dinkytown. The most compelling theories hark back to the small cars for hauling railroad goods and workers, which were called dinkies, or fro ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
The Downtown neighborhood, just off the Mill District, is another area in flux. Less than 20 years ago, it mostly consisted of abandoned warehouse buildings, machine shops, and lots of parking ramps, ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura once caused a near scandal by stating on the Late Show with David Letterman that St. Paul’s streets were laid out by drunk Irishmen—a claim that car-driving vis ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 2
A little more than a decade ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone truly excited about visiting this little area that weaves in and out of both Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Today ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
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The High Bridge connects West Seventh Street and Cherokee Regional Park. The bridge reflects its name: it is the highest bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and St. Paul. With a 4% grade, i ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 3
Highland Park is one of St. Paul’s most affluent neighborhoods. It has an abundance of natural and cultural amenities, thanks to its location atop an idyllic bluff east of the Mississippi River and it ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 4.5
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The Historic Mill District is not a neighborhood but a confluence of historic Minneapolis communities surrounding the city’s quintessential life source: waterpower from St. Anthony Falls. Energy was a ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
Established in 1893, Indian Mounds Park is one of the oldest parks in St. Paul. The park’s name comes from the American Indian burial mounds that were found here by early settlers. These included 2,00 ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 4
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This walk juxtaposes St. Paul’s oldest surviving neighborhood, Irvine Park, with the newest hot spot where St. Paul goes to party, West 7th St. Historically, the West 7th St. neighborhood was a hardsc ...
Saint Paul, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis’s popular Chain of Lakes system, which includes Lake Harriet, Brownie Lake, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake. Bde Maka Ska, the Dakota nam ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 3.25
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You may have noticed that a few sites in the Twin Cities bear the name Harriet. As a general rule, the Harriet sites in St. Paul are named after Harriet Bishop, who was the first schoolteacher in St.  ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
Loring Park and the Walker Art Center seamlessly integrate artsy aesthetic with earthy utilitarianism. This is the place for contemporary art in all media, as well as the place for reflecting on and b ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking,Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1
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The Twin Cities are second only to New York City in live theater performances and attendance per capita, and nowhere is this more apparent than in downtown Minneapolis’s Theater District. Since the 19 ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 1
This walk will take you through one of the most culturally vibrant and constantly changing sections of Minneapolis. The two crown jewels of the neighborhood are longtime-resident Mercado Central and t ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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If you’re a fan of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetry, or simply interested in 19th-century Americana in general, then a stop at Minnehaha Falls is an absolute must. The falls, which share the name o ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
Three of the city’s landmarks rich in natural geography combine for this walk: first, a lovely section of the Grand Rounds, Minnehaha Pkwy.; second, a charming business district, 48th St. and Chicago ...
Minneapolis, MN - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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