"I've always enjoyed the Swede Hollow hike in St. Paul. It has such an interesting history and is tucked away in the middle of the city. It's like walking down a back alley, except with trees and a stream."
-- Chris Olson, Walk on the Wild Side"At Lebanon Hills, you can get in five miles easily on the kind of trails that are best for human feet -- dirt. I once, accidentally, took a wrong turn on a trail and led the club on what turned out to be a seven-mile hike on a very hot day. I'll never live that one down!"
-- Charlotte Svobodny, the St. Paul Hiking Club"The Schaar's Bluff section of Spring Lake Park Reserve, near Hastings, is a beautiful setting and provides a smorgasbord of sensations for your soles. The trails loop through scenic woodlands high above the Mississippi River, offering panoramic views of the river below. The trails provide a wonderful variety of tactile sensations for bare soles -- green grass, patches of clover, packed earth, exposed rocks and roots, stretches of sand. And if you have never walked barefoot on a bed of soft pine needles, you are in for a real treat!"
-- Jim Guttmann, Barefoot Hikers of Minnesota
More from Variety
A nascent but fervent few workers are run-commuting in the Twin Cities and beyond. No car, transit pass or bicycle is necessary — just a well-hewn pair of running shoes and a plan for cleanup upon arrival on the job.
We were born to run. So why would anyone need a lesson in something so primal? Turns out there’s a market for learning how to run. Here are experts' tips on proper form.
So many towns in Minnesota are constantly trying to remake themselves. It's working in Duluth.
It was a ‘70s revival night on opening day of the State Fair as rockers Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla brought squeals and screams from a sold-out crowd.
Triathlon at Lake Calhoun was a spirited day when past, present and future merged.