There is a lot to love about MSP

That’s the truth and here are some facts.

FAST FACT #10

The MSP region houses 1,788 lakes.

FAST FACT #11

There are nine state parks and one national park within the area.

FAST FACT #12

MSP’s parks were ranked #1 in the country by Trust for Public Land.

FAST FACT #13

We’ve earned the #1 or #2 ranking for health fitness from the American College of Sports Fitness for each of the past 5 years

FAST FACT #14

We have more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.

FAST FACT #15

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is a 72-mile national park that runs through the region.

Outdoors

A whole lotta water and a whole lot else for people who love basking in the fun of all four seasons. There are fields and parks galore for you to explore in winter, spring, summer and fall—and you won’t be alone while taking in the scenery. Whatever outdoor activity you like, chances are you can do it in MSP. We’re an active bunch of runners, hikers, skiers, golfers, swimmers and bikers—we have an epic biking community. We pedal everywhere, year round. Yes, even in the winter. Are those bikers crazy? No, they’re layered.

EXPLORE MINNESOTA

We’re full of outdoor activities in MSP – from golfing, to hiking, skiing and much more! Check them out here!

MAJOR TAYLOR BICYCLING CLUB

The premier African-American bicycling club in the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

TWIN CITIES BIKE ADVOCATES

Bicycle advocacy groups serving the Minneapolis and Saint Paul bicycle communities.

MINNESOTA STATE PARKS

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