CANOE, KAYAK, PADDLE BOARD, AND RAFTING
The Mighty Mississippi flows through the Twin Cities and provides recreational fun for all skill levels.
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Enjoy the sounds of lapping waves and fresh sea air on one of the Twin Cities many lakes and rivers. Rent a vessel of your choosing (we have kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard rentals conveniently located throughout the area), and enjoy an afternoon, or weekend, out on the water.
The Chain of Lakes is nestled in Uptown with downtown Minneapolis’ skyline as a backdrop. Explore the network of lakes that comprises Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, Lakes Calhoun and Harriet from a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard.
Discover the Twin Cities from the Mississippi River, kayaking from downtown Minneapolis to Minnehaha Regional Park with Above the Falls Sports.
The Mighty Mississippi flows through the Twin Cities and provides recreational fun for all skill levels. Whether you hit the water with a guide or prefer taking on the current alone, the steady flow of the Mississippi River is a paddle junkie’s dream come true.
With all the great things to see and do in the Twin Cities, it can be tough to try and fit everything in during your time here—and easy to miss out on some of the best. So we've compiled a list of the Seven Wonders of the Twin Cities to maximize your time, and to see how Minneapolis and St. Paul set themselves apart from the rest.
A short drive east of St. Paul takes you to the St. Croix River, the waterway that runs along the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The surrounding St. Croix Valley is a beautiful expanse of craggy bluffs and forest trees.
Get a unique look at these Twin Cities attractions with unforgettable tours and experiences.
A hidden gem of the Twin Cities, Lake Nokomis Park has all the amenities you could want and smaller crowds than other parks in the area.
Wheel Fun Rentals gets locals and visitors biking, paddling and boating around six Twin Cities parks.