My wife, daughter, and I are going to be in Minneapolis later this month for 3 days/4 nights for my oldest daughter's wedding and I'd like to fit in a several hour paddling trip (possibly with a biking component), possibly on the Mississippi (but, I don't know the area, so there may be a MUCH better place). We are staying in Dinkytown. Since Saturday will be taken up with the wedding, and one day the girls are going to want to do general sightseeing/visiting, we really only have Sunday or Monday, but not both. Any suggestions?
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Posted by: alan_gage on Jun-12-14 11:02 AM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Jun-12-14 12:26 PM (EST)
All of the larger lakes within Minneapolis are nice enough places to paddle, Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake Nokomis. There are bike paths going around or past most of the lakes as well as Minnehaha Creek, and Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park is worth a look.
Posted by: davavd on Jun-12-14 2:05 PM (EST)
I'm thinking (Wheelfun rentals) biking at Minnehaha and paddling at Lake Calhoun - I'll just look at the Mississippi.
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Posted by: ezwater on Jun-12-14 4:44 PM (EST)
your own boat, Minnesota will stick you with a 3 year boat registration.
If I lived in Minnesota|
Posted by: alan_gage on Jun-12-14 5:50 PM (EST)
I'd be smiling every time I paid my registration fee because of the all the paddling opportunities in the state which are supported by the State.
You nailed it Alan|
Posted by: vic on Jun-12-14 6:53 PM (EST)
And Iowa's governor branstad's veto of $9 million for the REAP program for local recreation and conservation activities, and an additional veto of $11.2 million for water quality and soil conservation programs doesn't help the situation.
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Posted by: dancookeccs on Jun-12-14 7:56 PM (EST)
Nokomis has canoe rental at the public beach on the west shore. Wheelfun rents canoes on Calhoun Lake and you can paddle all the way to Cedar lake if you choose.
Skip the Mississippi|
Posted by: jhb8426 on Jun-14-14 4:19 PM (EST)
The river is running very high and fast right now. I'd skip it. But then I don't particularly care for it at lower levels. Much prefer the St. Croix river. You can rent a canoe at Taylors falls, about an hour from Mpls.