Everyone loves a lake beach. Spending an afternoon lazing around Calhoun or Hidden Beach is one of the best parts of summer in Minneapolis. And then there you are, surrounded by a rollicking mass of humanity, making use of the very finite space: kids running around, sunbathers, recreational joggers, cyclists in spandex making the Grand Rounds, recreational fishers, and other types of lake beach people. Most everyone in Minneapolis is a lake beach person. Not everyone in Minneapolis is a river beach person, though. River beaches are an oddball country cousin to the lake beaches. The waterways along the stretch of the Mississippi River between St. You have to walk down a flight of rustic stairways, built by WPA work crews in the s, and then through some trails, under branches and over logs, before arriving on the beach.
If you're a proper Minneapolis local i. These days, amongst the transplants, it's called "Hidden Beach" like it ain't no thang. Iconic Places. National Parks USA. Gorgeous Beaches.
The map created by people like you! Unofficial nude beach and cruising area. Primarily gay, this area isn't as exclusive as in past years due to the paved path that has brought a more prudish crowd down to the river flats area. Harrassment by Minneapolis police from also contributed to the decline of the scene. Large trees are still standing and small plants are beginning to grow back, but otherwise the area has a post nuclear blast appearance.
Strolling tracks as well as coastline, caution is required due to noisey neighbors and also authorities checks. Turn right onto N Mississippi River Blvd ft 3. Turn right to stay on N Mississippi River Blvd 0. Continue onto E River Pkwy Destination will be on the left.