The Best of Minneapolis and St. Paul
The Twin Cities are famous for their urban-meets-rural blend of locations, making Minneapolis and St. Paul unique outdoor destinations. Whether you’re a resident or are visiting from out of town, to fully experience everything the Minnesota cities have to offer, you need to get outside. Explore Twin Cities Outdoors offers the details you need to easily find 20 of the area’s top outdoor locations and a wide variety of activities, including trails in a nature sanctuary, wildflower garden, state parks, and more. Along with hiking and biking, you’ll find thrilling sites for pursuits that require a bit more adrenaline, such as archery, horseback riding, and paddling. The full-color guide’s pocket-sized format is great for a backpack or back pocket, and every site description includes directions, contact information, and other important details. Written by Kate Havelin, an award-winning local author and a lifelong hiking enthusiast, this is your guide to enjoying the Twin Cities in the best possible way: outdoors!
Going Places is the name of Kate Havelin’s blog, and it’s what she loves to do. She relishes exploring new places, from tranquil trails to big cities—Manhattan is one of her favorite places.
When she’s not traveling, Kate keeps busy reading, writing, and volunteering. She’s active in political and social justice movements in the Twin Cities, and she has volunteered with the National Park Service, Upper Midwest Trail Runners, and Protect Minnesota. She and her husband, Leo, have two grown sons and live in the Twin Cities.
Kate’s 18 books include two trail guides for adults and 16 nonfiction books for middle school and high school students, ranging from historic fashions to biographies of Che Guevara and Queen Elizabeth.