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15 U.S. cities for outdoor enthusiasts

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 18, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minn.

Often considered second in the country (behind Portland, Ore.) for bicycle commuters, Minneapolis boasts an extensive park system, great paddling on the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers, and great hiking around the city. It is also home to an environmentally conscious group of people.