Minneapolis is one of my very favorite cities, in part because of the beautiful parks with water access. To a visitor, it’s very obvious that Minneapolis is a city that was designed to be a place where city dwellers don’t have to head out to the country to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature and the great outdoors. You can canoe, kayak and paddleboard throughout Chain of Lakes Regional Park, and there are miles and miles of well-maintained, easy to moderate hiking trails that are very easy to access. There are tons of other activities as well, including a playground for kids, picnic tables, places to play various team sports, and much more. During the summer, you can enjoy free outdoor movies and concerts here on certain nights, which is a great treat. Definitely check out this wonderful attraction the next time you’re in Minneapolis!