Mississippi River walk—visit the oldest and the newest parts of Minneapolis
Mon, Oct 16 2023, 9:30am
The Mississippi River walk is always changing! Not only the beautiful fall color, but also the many attractions being added along both sides of the river.
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 16, at SE Main Street and Merriam Street in Minneapolis. This is where the Nicollet Island Bridge meets St. Anthony Main.
We’ll head down river, looping through Water Power Park near the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. We’ll cross the river at the Stone Arch Bridge (which will close next year for reconstruction, so let’s enjoy this vantage point while we can). We’ll follow the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail up river, adding a loop around Nicollet Island. The Victorian houses and quiet roads feel like a step back in time to Victorian-era Minneapolis.
We’ll finish our hike of about four miles at St. Anthony Main. Please stay for a hot drink and a chat at FRGMNT, a hip new coffee shop with lots of space and even a billiard table.
Please sign up for this hike (required). Your completed form will be used to be sure everyone has arrived. Registrations will be accepted up to 24 hours before the hike.
Questions? Email hike leader Ann Nordby.
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