A city by nature, literally, Minneapolis, MN, is known for its beautiful parks, lakes, and outdoor recreation. Downtown is surrounded by nature and scenic landscapes, including 197 parks, a chain of lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, biking and running trails, botanical gardens, golf courses, and wild landmarks.
Stroll through scenic Loring Park
in downtown. Run, walk, and bike along the Mississippi River Park or the Midtown Greenway
, a 5.5-mile railroad corridor that traverses the city.
Hop on a Nice Ride
bike and cycle 226 miles of bike paths or visit the Commons
, a 2-block park of green space, valleys, and hills in East Town. Go boating, paddle boarding, and ice fishing on the Chain of Lakes Regional Park. Overlook St. Anthony Falls
from Guthrie's Endless Bridge
that jets over the Mississippi. Walk across the Stone Arch Bridge
that spans 23 arches over the Mighty Mississippi with views of the downtown skyline. Gaze up at magical waterfall at Minnehaha Falls Park. In the winter, cross country ski, snowboard, or snow tube at Theodore Wirth Park
, or see the lights display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
. During the summer, watch a movie at the Lake Harriet Bandshell
during their summer Movies in the Park series.