Yesterday, Matt and I hit the St Louis Park border to start a run up through the Kenwood neighborhood:
After starting just South of W Lake St, we went North on France Ave S, then East on Sunset Blvd then over the canal the connects Lake of the Isles to Cedar Lake:
Then we crossed over the Kenilworth Trail that runs from St Louis Park to downtown Minneapolis but not quite to the river because that would make too much sense.
We dropped down along the Kenilworth trail and spotted this impressive basketball court:
Then passed by the East side of Cedar Lake near the legendary nude beach:
From there, we started climbing up to the top of Kenwood near the old water tower:
And down Kenwood Parkway past these modern townhomes:
At the base of the hill we passed the Blake School:
Then looped back past the Walker Art Center and the empty lot that used to be home to the Guthrie Theater before it moved to the Mill District:
The homes in this area are ginormous, including this palatial estate at the top of Mt Curve:
Here’s a view of the same home from below:
Kenwood has no shortage of turrets.
The canal bridge at Isles to Cedar provides a great view of the downtown skyline:
I hear that some folks in this neighborhood are resisting new developments that can be seen from the lakeshore. Admittedly, I don’t understand the entire issue, but it does seem like some of the most popular photos people take from Lake of the Isles and Calhoun are skyline shots like this.
We wrapped up by passing Lakewood Isles Apartments behind the Whole Foods near Lake Calhoun. This particular apartment complex has been home to many friends at one time:
Incredible homes, great skyline shots, and plenty of vertical. A great run.