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Mississippi River Trail (MRT)
Throughout the 72-mile long Twin Cities Metro Area, the MRT is routed on both sides of the river - you can pick a side or ride both. The bikeway is located within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA), an urban national park. Although much of the route is presently on-road, several off-road regional trails suitable for a wide variety of bicyclists are featured within this segment (local and regional planning is presently underway for several new off-road river-oriented trails with the eventual outcome being a continuous 144-mile off-road Metropolitan river loop).
Finally to the south, bicyclists can remain on roads below the Mississippi River Bluffs or ride the Apple Blossom Scenic Byway. The byway allows bicyclists a view of the Mississippi uplands, spectacular views of the river and adjoining bottom lands. It also offers access to Great River Bluffs State Park.
St Paul downtown Airport
Just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul, St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP) is a popular home base for corporate aircraft due to its location and for having the longest runway – 6,941 feet – in the MAC reliever airport system. Two fixed-base operators provide services such as fueling, maintenance, aircraft storage and line services. Aircraft charter services are also available on the field.
St. Paul Downtown Airport has an FAA tower that is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. STP first opened in 1926 and is the only MAC reliever airport with a restaurant, Holmans Table.
LOCALLY-SOURCED AND WORLDLY-INSPIRED
Holman’s Table is a dining experience that celebrates the spirit of travel, encouraging guests to relax and embark from the everyday. Diners can expect fresh, modern, sophisticated dishes complimented by a beautifully classic bar and wine list.
The gorgeous space captures the beau monde essence of jet set travel, lending guests the luxurious sense of finding themselves at the center of the world.
Join us in the Dining Room for an unforgettable dinner, or grab drinks & bar snacks in Cora’s Lounge. Fly in and park your plane on the tarmac (for real). Dine al fresco on our tarmac patio in the warmer Minnesota months.