Weekend Tourist

The Weekend Tourist is about fun weekend excursions in the Twin Cities. From great parks to shopping destinations, she provides great tips on fun places to explore in our backyard.

Jul 01, 2015

Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton

One time I read there are 115 lakes in Minnesota named “Long Lake.” I guess with more than 10,000 lakes to name there are bound to be duplicates. Just a little northeast of Downtown, near 35W and 694, is a hidden gem of a lake. It’s not big and round with walking and biking trails like Nokomis, Harriet, and Calhoun, but more elongated with houses, apartments, industrial buildings, and a rail line along it’s shores. A big section of it was saved though for you and me by Ramsey County Parks and Recreation.

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