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It's easier to ask "where CAN'T I walk?" An average person walking at a moderate pace can walk about 3 miles in an hour. That means it only takes you 5 minutes to cover a quarter mile.

That'll take you from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to all the great restaurants on Nicollet Avenue's Eat Street. If you like modern art better, a five minute walk can take you from the Walker Art Center to restaurants on the north side of Loring Park. Yum yum yum.

Check out www.walkscore.com to see how many places are within walking distance of you. Oh, and we don't want to hear excuses about not being able to walk because you don't live in the city. For a home in Fridley, there are plenty of places to eat, a library right next door, and coffee shops and a movie theater within a couple miles.
Where else can you walk in the Twin Cities?

A half mile (10 minute) walk can get you from:

  • The Minnesota State Capitol to the St. Paul Cathedral.
  • The Urban League building at Penn and Plymouth to North High School
  • University Avenue to Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, along the 85th Ave. trail
  • The Valley Square area in downtown Golden Valley (at Winnetka and Hwy 55) to the Brookview Community Center and Golf Course

A three-quarter mile (15 minute) walk can get you from:

  • Brookdale Mall to the Brookdale Library and Hennepin County Government Center, walking along the park trail.
  • The Mounds Park area of St. Paul to Metro State university and Dayton's Bluff Library

A one mile (20 minute) walk can get you from:

  • The Stone Arch Bridge to the Cedar-Riverside area.
  • The Midtown Global Exchange to the Lake Street light rail station
  • Macalester College to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
  • Haeg Park to the Lyndale Cub Foods store in Bloomington

A 1.5 mile (30 minute) walk can get you from:

  • The Metrodome, through downtown Minneapolis, all the way to Loring Park.
  • The Riverview Movie Theater at 38th St and 42nd Ave South to the housing/retail development at Lake Street and W. River Parkway housing the Longfellow Grill and Dunn Bros. coffee

A 2 mile (40 minute) walk can get you from:

  • The Edina movie theater at 50th and France to Southdale Mall in Edina.
  • The Sabathani Community Center to the 38th St light rail station