Best Bike Trail
On early summer mornings when Cedar Lake looks like a sheet of glass, bicyclists and skaters dominate the 4.3-mile trail that follows the old Burlington Northern train tracks from underneath Target Field to Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. There, it connects to the Southwest LRT Trail. To the north, the work yards and restaurants of downtown Minneapolis connect to West River Parkway, which opens to a path alongside the Mississippi River. Cedar Lake Trail is America's first bicycle freeway, with two lanes of paved one-way routes for bikers and another for pedestrians.