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  1. Fort Snelling State Park is located in the Mississippi River Sandplains Landscape Region at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The park lies just a few miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. A freeway exchange carries hundreds of thousands of cars past the park’s entrance. But once at the trailhead, the hectic pace of modern civilization fades to a quiet peaceful natural setting.

    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.2 miles
    Several hours to all day
  2. Established in 1963, Lake Maria State Park offers outdoor enthusiasts a 1,750-acre wilderness playground. Habitats range from deep old growth woods, marshes, ponds and grassland prairies. In the winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing offer a unique experience.

    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    40.5 miles
    30 minutes to all day
  3. The Three Rivers Park district maintains 38 miles of snowshoe trails at 11 parks and reserves. The parks offer dozens of snowshoe hikes, some by full moon, some by candlelight, some for beginners or just for women. Snowshoes are provided, and most fees are $5. Baker Park Reserve has over 5 miles of winter trails to explore.

    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.5 miles
    1 hour to all day
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