Often referred to as "America's first bicycle highway," Cedar Lake Regional Trail is a crucial route for many bike commuters. The 4.57-mile path follows the defunct railroad lines of the Great Northern Railway and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. Its paved lanes provide a smooth ride for cyclists traveling both directions, and there is a separate pedestrian trail. Travelers can use it to get to Target Field, to downtown Minneapolis, to St. Louis Park, to Hopkins. It's a scenic ride, too, with stunning views of downtown Minneapolis, patches of forests, and fields filled with flowers.