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“Grab your bike and enjoy this love letter to the city!”

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Ranked #9 of 233 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 40+ Miles Of Bike Trails Throughout The City
Reviewed 17 September 2013

If Grand Rounds sounds boring, put that idea out of your head. If you are interested in heading downtown and checking out the locks at St. Anthony near the iconic Gold Medal Flour sign, and milling ruins, this is for you. If you are interested in biking to a beach on a serene city lake, this is for you.
We rented bikes at Calhoun Bike Rental at James and Lake Street, and in 2 hours headed down to St. Anthony Falls and then back and around Cedar Lake and returned our bikes. It was lovely.
**Bring your own map though! It can get a little confusing since the Grand Rounds connect a bunch of paths so the paths continue where the Grand Rounds routes do not.

This was super fun!!! Our route was awesome and I would recommend it, but we didn't dilly dally so if you want to spend more time I would recommend renting for half a day.

2  Thank tmchica
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Nice water views and attractive homes along this drive. Worth spending a couple hours. There are some historic sites along the way to see too. Make sure you get maps of the drive, though. It's easy to miss a turn and/or end up somewhere you didn't intend. Obviously, some scenic drives in natural areas top this one, but for city drives it is among the best.

Thank dorsalmo
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Wanders around Minneapolis with some great vistas, lakes and parks. If you get tired, jump on the light rail.

Thank mark m
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Minneapolis is lucky to have this great trail which seems to go on for ever, around lakes, thru the city.. Good for families too.

Thank Travelingnonna71
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This chain of lakes in the Grand Round is amazing...you can drive it, bike it, or walk it. We've lived in West suburb of Minneapolis for years and finally took the time to explore the Grand Round...in fact we spent a whole day exploring each part of the area! (I must admit that we DROVE rather than bike...). Take a picnic or just sit and enjoy but there's also plenty of exploring if you choose....this is truly an urban surprise and its beautiful.

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