of Lakes, Minneapolis, MN
"Birthplace of Inline Skating" offers over 10 miles of paths that
surround the downtown Chain of Lakes and overlook the skyline of
Minneapolis. Start at the Lake Harriet Bandshell and work your way
around Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. The lakeshores are one vast
playland offering volleyball, swimming, and windsurfing.
As you get farther afield, Minneapolis has perhaps the best urban
system of paved trails in the country. You can literally
spend days skating on the paved paths. Additional information and fun can
be had by contacting the
Minnesota Inline Skate Club, which has a fantastic review of
Minnesota skating trails.
Isn't it cold in Minnesota?
An old joke has it that there are two seasons in Minnesota: Winter and
July. However, Minneapolis skaters have the advantage of the Rollerblade Rollerdome,
which allows skaters to roll indoors from November through April.