You don't always need to go far to go big. Case in point: these stunning hikes, all within a day trip of a major metropolitan area.
Sample the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail on this overnight past Oberg Mountain and Lake Agnes. Fall bonus: Northern Lights. BY KATHLEEN FERRARO
Hike or bike this 2.9-mile sampler of St. Paul's Bruce Vento Regional Trail. Easy access paths are perfect for families and for sampling the city's recent restoration efforts.