Fishing and Water Sports

It’s only fitting that the City by Nature would take advantage of the natural surroundings by taming the bodies of water that spot the landscape. You can hear the rhythmic paddling of kayaks, the adrenaline-spiking whir of a jet ski engine cutting through the water, the zip of a fishing line being reeled in and the inevitable splash of a water-skier wiping out.

And when the water ices over, it just signals a new set of fun ways to explore the outdoors. The whir of a jet ski is replaced by the whir of an ice auger, drilling holes in the ice so the fishing can commence. Water skis are replaced by cross country skis, kayaks give way to ice surfers, and the sharp sounds of metal on ice are heard as pond hockey games break out.

Ice or water, skates or skis, come have some fun on our natural playground.

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    Mississippi Adventures with ATFS Group Kayak Tours. Daytime, evening, night time, luncheon, supper and fireworks options available. Don't miss this opportunity to experience Mark Twain's Mississippi River, one of the world's great waterways! Paddling the river you'll take away a whole new perspective of Minneapolis, its natural and historical significance. Wonderful way to learn about the City by Nature!
  • Minneapolis means the City of Lakes, but you'll also find a variety of inviting trails and paths, regional parks, neighborhood parks, recreation centers and more. There's so much to see and experience, from the Grand Rounds Parkways, to our enticing Chain of Lakes, plentiful parks, beautiful gardens and activity-filled Recreation Centers. Minneapolis Golf offers five 18-hole championship golf courses, one 9-hole Par 3 golf course, one 9-hole executive golf course, and three driving ranges. We also offer banquet and meeting spaces for weddings, golf tournaments, corporate outings, and other special occasions.
  • Wilderness Inquiry offers Mississippi River half-day canoe adventures through the heart of the Twin Cities. Our Voyageur canoes are 24-foot wooden boats, hand built in St. Paul, and accommodate 9 passengers plus an experienced Wilderness Inquiry guide or National Park Service Ranger. No experience necessary; all ages and abilities are welcome. $45 adult, $30 youth fees include all paddling and safety gear, water, snacks and shuttle service back to launch site. Private trips for groups available. Call for details: 612.676.9400.
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