The Great (Urban) Outdoors
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17 ways to get your nature fix—without leaving the Twin Cities.
Someday you’re going to move to Alaska. You’re going to build a cabin on the slope of some snowy mountain, among the goats, and run through wildflowers like Julie Andrews in a buckskin suit. Until then, you’re going to stay here, in the seven-county metro area, and you don’t have to feel like you’re settling. There’s nature everywhere around the Twin Cities—because of or in spite of us—if you know where to look. We’ve looked. We’ve also paddled, hunted, and camped. At times we’ve felt very far from civilization—Alaska far. So stay put, get out there, and enjoy some of the most…
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