Choose Your Own Adventure Minneapolis - Kayaking the Mississippi
Recently, I visited Minneapolis, Minnesota, which to my fortune is bursting with options for a choose your own adventure trip. If you like kayaking and other outdoor adventure activities, Minneapolis should be on your short-list for singles, couples, or family adventures.
Let me set the stage for your very own choose your own adventure in Minneapolis, the City by Nature via kayak.
Winding through Minneapolis’ outskirts and its downtown is the Mighty Mississippi. If you truly want to step away from traditional sightseeing and slow down your travel, take a kayak adventure of Minneapolis.
One paddle stroke at a time, you will see dams, eagles and blue herons nesting, remnants of Minneapolis’ former logging and milling industries, bridges both old and new, as well as the skyline from the water.
For those that are skilled paddlers and with a car, truck, or SUV, you can rent kayaks and transport them to various put-in locations in Minneapolis, but it is wise the first time to any location to go with a tour company to get the lay of the land or in this case the river. In Minneapolis, I chose Above the Falls Sports that offers various tours from half-day floats of the Mississippi to night social kayaks excursions as well as rentals.
To read more about my kayaking experience as well as biking, zip lining, and segway touring, check out my adventure travel blog and link included.