After reading a A midday escape on Lyndale Avenue in the Southwest Journal last year, I decided I wanted to walk the entire length of the major thoroughfare as one of my local walking challenges. This walk had me step foot in four cities: Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington.
Within Minneapolis, I was in 14 neighborhoods: Lind-Bohanen, Webber-Camden, McKinley, Hawthorne, Near-North, Sumner-Glenwood, Harrison, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, CARAG, East Harriet, Lynnhurst, and Kenny. Since Lyndale is the boundary for several of those neighborhoods, the list would be different had I walked on the east side of the street but for the most part I was on the west side during my time in the Minneapolis section.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Eleven years ago, Scott led me on a shorter version of this walking tour of his hometown, New Hope and neighbor suburb, Crystal, Minnesota. New Hope is a first-ring suburb northwest of Minneapolis with the craziest borders you'll ever see on a map.
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