The best time of the year to be outside in MSP is October
- Valerie Brennan
- • Marketing Specialist
The best time of the year to be outside in MSP is October. Fall in this state is like no other place I’ve ever experienced. There is so much to do in the area, the Nordeast Pub Mosey in Northeast Minneapolis, biking or walking around the lakes, Oktoberfest tent celebrations, apple orchard visits, dressing my dog up for Halloween, being able to rock boots and scarves, etc., are among some of my favorites. The colorful trees and scenery make it easy to be happy even while you’re raking 24 bags of leaves from the trees in your front yard. Besides raking on the weekends, Friday night bonfires when the air is crisp are about the best it can get (don’t forget the Summit Oktoberfest beer, people). Saturdays are all about college football (Go Gophers!) and Sunday means watching the Minnesota Vikings on the couch with the windows open and tossing the football around outside at halftime. There is no better place in the world than October in MSP.
- Mike Quinn
- • VP, Business Development
June. It is the first month of summer where we have consistent warm weather and it brings neighbors and communities outside. Plus, it’s the first month to enjoy being on the lakes and rivers.
September is the prettiest month
- Shannon Watson
- • Executive Assistant/Founder
September is the prettiest month, with intense blue skies, grass that’s still green, and leaves just starting to turn. Warm enough during the day for a walk or a bike ride or eating outside, but cool enough at night for a bonfire.
Early September, Sunday morning, 7:30 am, Lake Harriet, Minneapolis.
- Cecile Bedor
- • Executive Vice President
Early September, Sunday morning, 7:30 am, Lake Harriet, Minneapolis. You can read the paper and listen to the quiet lap of the lake while enjoying a fresh breakfast from Bread & Pickle. When finished, you can walk, run, or bike around the Lake to burn those new calories – and you can keep going to other lakes, the Midtown Greenway, or Minnehaha Parkway.
Did you know?
Though winter can be uncomfortably cold, the area receives more sunlight hours in mid-winter than many other warmer parts of the country, including all of the Great Lakes states, the Pacific Northwest, parts of the South, and almost all of the Northeast.
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