Grand Rounds Scenic Byway
Length: 52.0 mi / 83.7 km
Time to Allow: Three to four hours to enjoy this byway.
The country's longest continuous system of public urban parkways, this has been the preeminent urban parkway system for more than a century. Lovely parks, trails, lakes and parkways surround the city of Minneapolis. Enjoy the Chain of Lakes, Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Minnehaha Falls, and much more.
Come visit the extraordinary gardens along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway where the metropolitan mingles with natural beauty of these urban gardens.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has been described as the first truly American poet. Hiawatha became America's most widely read poem of the 19th Century, spreading the fame of Minnehaha Falls and the uppermost regions of the Mississippi. Despite many misconceptions, both fact and literature contribute to the beauty of Minnehaha Park.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Grand Rounds Tour
This tour of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway takes you through the natural and historic heritage of Minneapolis.