Emily Stocker, havefunbiking.com
Home to Historic Homes and Gardens
At the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, you will find many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes in 13 Historic Neighborhoods of Anoka. On Saturday, July 10th you have an opportunity to explore these charming river communities. Learn more about the history of each home on the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour. All the while, admire some of Minnesota’s most beautiful homes and gardens up close. From the historic neighborhood of Slabtown to Christian Hill, discover how they got their names. Hear the stories of the first occupants to live there on this annual tour.
By bike or car, there are 17 stops on this tour to enjoy the different homes from Anoka’s past. One of homes featured on this tour is Ticknor Hill Bed and Breakfast, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, built in 1867. Another location is The Mad Hatter in the Woodbury House, also listed on the National Registry Historic Places. These are just two of the many homes on this tour that will allure you.
A part of the Twin Cities Gateway communities, Anoka also happens to be a very bike friendly town. Biking is the perfect way to travel from one historic home to the next on this tour. The locations are far enough away from each other that you wouldn’t want to walk. On the other hand, they are close enough that driving is cumbersome. Biking is a great way to justify stopping at each one of the many establishments downtown and grabbing a delicious treat after the tour.
Spend the Weekend in Anoka
The Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, July 10th. However, this would be a great weekend to stay and play in the Twin Cities Gateway because on Saturday is the Anoka Riverfest & Craft Fair. So, this the perfect time to take in all the work of local crafters and then on Sunday admire the beauty and history of this historic river.
Tickets to the Home and Garden Tour are on sale now
Get Your Tickets Here
Sales end at 11:00pm on July 8th, so get yours today.