Parks & Recreation

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Paisley Park Tours

Walking & Boating
  • Find your way to Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes to walk around the lakes. 
    • Walking paths go around all of the lakes
    • Nice Ride bikes (see below) are available to bike around the lakes
    • Bde Maka Ska (no longer Lake Calhoun) is where you can rent canoes or kayaks to boat from Bde Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles to Cedar Lake to Brownie Lake and back. Food trucks are the temporary eating option at the lake. (A recent fire destroyed the beloved food pavilion). Walk the short ways into the Uptown neighborhood for restaurants and shops
    • Lake Harriet has a band shell, where you can eat, drink, and have ice cream from Bread & Pickle. You can also take a ride on the Como-Harriet Street Car Trolly.
    • Minnehaha Falls – Made famous by a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, see the falls, walk out to where the creek enters the Mississippi River, or grab fish ‘n’ chips at the Sea Salt eatery.

Downtown Minneapolis
  • Walk, eat, and drink along Nicollet Mall, the central “Main Street” of downtown. Find your way from the Convention Center to the Mississippi River.
  • Walk over the Stone Arch Bridge to see the St. Anthony Falls, up the other side to the restaurants along St. Anthony Main and back over the river via the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

Bicycles & Scooters