Via GearJunkie, it looks like a kayak share is coming to Minneapolis to go with the area’s bike share. The idea is that a customer can rent a kayak, paddle 4 miles downstream through the Mississippi National Recreation Area, then take a bike back to the starting point. If it pans out, this should be a nice way to spend a day on the river on a beautiful stretch of urban and (somewhat) wild riverfront.
The trails in Fort Lincoln State Park may not be epic in length, but they are a scenic way to spend an afternoon. The Scouts Trail winds through the hills west of the calvary post, to north, then east of the infantry post. The terrain is mostly open prairie and rolling hills, with a few wooded areas. The views include the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, a great overlook of the cavalry post, and a unique perspective on the infantry blockhouses.