The TC Gateway Blog

Fall, Itineraries 15+ Ideas for Fall Fun in the Twin Cities

Fall’s crisp air, cooler temperatures, and spectacular colors are natural invitations to break out of routine. Deciding where to go is easy: The Twin Cities Gateway communities, located just minutes…

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Biking, Summer Bike races are a big draw to the Festival in the Park, in Mounds View

Mounds View is a great mix of busy and calm where you can ride your bike along creek side trails to visit festivals like the town’s Festival in the Park. This…

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Fall, Golf, Itineraries, Spring, Summer Play Nine: Great Golf in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Gateway offers multiple golf personalities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. What this region has in common are ties with numerous lakes and rivers and a…

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Family, Itineraries, Winter 17 Secrets to Winter Family Fun in the Twin Cities Gateway

When winter sets in, don’t sink into a boring routine. Don’t let flurries send you into a fury. The surest way to prevent cabin fever is to get out! Even…

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Biking, Summer Shoreview’s music will have you dancing on your pedals to natures beat

The trails here, can be your playground for you and your bike in Shoreview  – there’s no where you can’t go. This Twin Cities Gateway community here offers friendly road…

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Biking Shoreview’s Music Will Have You Pedal Dancing To Natures Beat

It’s your own Enterprise and you’re Captain Picard, on your bike in Shoreview  – there’s no where you can’t go. This Twin Cities Gateway community offers friendly road routes, trails…

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Biking Biking Around Lino Lakes Is A Short Trip North For Fun

When you’re in Lino Lakes it can feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of northern Minnesota. You’re pedaling down wide open roads that take you by lakes, farmland…

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Itineraries, Winter Six Cures For Cabin Fever in the Twin Cities

When the winter blues reach a breaking point and spring feels more like a distant memory than a foregone conclusion, the last thing you wanna do is let cabin fever…

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Fall, Itineraries, Spring, Summer, Winter Weekend Getaway to Twin Cities Gateway

Grab your friends or special someone and escape to the Twin Cities for exciting winter activities, great entertainment, and tasty brews. Leave with dozens of fun-filled memories. Plan a fun-filled…

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Biking, Summer Anoka’s Heritage Home and Garden Tour is enjoyable by bike

At the confluence of the Rum entering the Mississippi River you will find many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes and gardens to tour. Explore 13 historic neighborhoods on the Anoka Heritage Home…

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Itineraries, Winter 12+ Secrets to Fun for Grownups This Winter in the Twin Cities

All work and no play is boring. Being an adult doesn’t have to be dull. Not even in winter, when the temptation to stick with familiarity is strongest. Break free…

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Biking The Twin Cities Gateway: Coon Rapids’ Parks, Trails, and More

You’ve got your bike and you’re all set. Now, what do you do and where to ride? Luckily, Coon Rapids in the north metro of the Twin Cities Gateway has…

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Biking, Fall Ride your bike to and from Blue Heron Days for a good time

When you’re in Lino Lakes it can feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of northern Minnesota, especially when you bike to Blue Heron Days. One of eight Twin Cities…

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Biking, Summer, Winter Summer Or Winter Ham Lake Is A Perfect Place To Visit

Ham Lake is one of my favorite places to stay when visiting and biking in the Twin Cities Gateway Area. Getting around from here it is easy on my bike…

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Biking Twin Cities Gateway: Vacation Like an Olympian in Blaine, MN

Blaine is a city in the Twin Cities Gateway known for its sports. It’s home to the National Sports Center, the largest amateur sports complex in the world. The city has…

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Biking, Fall A Halloween Capital, Discovering Anoka’s History, Trails, and More

Rolling into Anoka, MN for my next bike adventure, I felt a welcoming charm in this relaxing community with hospitality everywhere i turned. With gear on, water bottles full and a…

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Biking, Fall A Minnesota fall bike/birding hotspot in the Twin Cities Gateway to enjoy

As fall approaches and many of the migratory birds starting to gather for their departure south on the flyway, we wanted to share a few bike/birding hotspots we found in…

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Family, Itineraries 9 Secrets to Family Fun in the Twin Cities

While most people know to head to Mall of America, a Twins game and even the Minnesota Zoo when visiting the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, there’s so much more…

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Biking, Summer The art of biking and festivals in friendly Fridley Minnesota

Pedaling along the Mississippi River Trail (MRT), north of Minneapolis, takes cyclists through the remarkable art community of Fridley, with the annual ’49er Days. One of the nine communities in…

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Itineraries, Winter Hot Spots on Cold Nights in the Twin Cities

No need to shiver at home. Winter is a great time to visit the communities of the Twin Cities Gateway, located just minutes away from downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul….

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Biking, Summer The Blaine festival and farmers market are two fun events to bike too

If you are in the Twin Cities Gateway, north of Minneapolis and looking for fun this summer?

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Family, Itineraries, Winter Seven Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained All Winter in the Twin Cities Gateway

Since most hard-working folks don’t have the time to take a proper vacation in the dead of winter, we’ve got a much better idea: getting away from it all in…

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Fall, Family, Itineraries Fall Family Fun: 10 Best-Kept Secrets of the Twin Cities Gateway

While the weather outside is delightful, plan to build some memories this fall that will warm your heart through winter: Grab the whole family for a day of fun at…

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Biking, Summer Experience Fridley’s Nature, Arts and 49er Days in Twin Cities Gateway

You’re outside your hotel, maybe the new WoodSpring Suites, and ready to ride your bike around Fridley. It’s got a great balance of big chain stores and the beauty of…

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Biking, Summer Bike the Long Lake Trail while visiting New Brighton’s Stockyard Days

Riding the Long Lake Trails and taking in Stockyard Days, in New Brighton is a great example of what you will find visiting this area. Located on the north side…

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