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View Poll Results: Which of these cities is best for nature?
NYC 11 11.11%
Chicago 6 6.06%
DC 9 9.09%
Boston 22 22.22%
Detroit 4 4.04%
Minneapolis 38 38.38%
Other 9 9.09%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-01-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Comparing them based on what they offer around their city and surroundings by distance. Left out Pittsburgh for obvious reasons. Also, was unsure whether I should include Philadelphia or not since it's so close to NYC.

So just decided put 3 cities from each region and an other option.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Well it's not Chicago, that's for sure. Why is it even in the poll?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I voted Minneapolis. Check out the beauty within the city limits alone.


Lake Calhoun and Minnehaha Falls - YouTube
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis is fortunate that it was built out during the height of the City Beautiful movement so that the chain of lakes could be turned into a public amenity rather than private property.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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I've been to most cities on that list, but not Minneapolis. I voted Boston.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I've never been to Minny, I'm sure it's really nice but Boston is surrounded by New England and the ocean, we have rocky coasts, hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, and mountains all within two to three hours. Minneapolis has Boston beat in the lake category but even then, there are lots of lakes here too.

No offense to Minneapolis but I'm not even sure it's close.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Well it's not Chicago, that's for sure. Why is it even in the poll?
Because the entire East side of the city is on Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park is no slouch.

Best is subjective. List your favorite and move on.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Because the entire East side of the city is on Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park is no slouch.

Best is subjective. List your favorite and move on.
I agree that what he said was uncalled for, but I think this thread is about outdoorsy things.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I agree that what he said was uncalled for, but I think this thread is about outdoorsy things.
I forgot that Lake Michigan was indoors. The thread title clearly states "...nature scenery/ activities." Lake Michigan qualifies for both.

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Old 11-03-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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ThreeSides, Lake Michigan does count or at least I hope so. How can we forget the obvious?


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I've never been to Minny, I'm sure it's really nice but Boston is surrounded by New England and the ocean, we have rocky coasts, hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, and mountains all within two to three hours. Minneapolis has Boston beat in the lake category but even then, there are lots of lakes here too.

No offense to Minneapolis but I'm not even sure it's close.
The lake category? Chicago is not only on a bigger better "lake" but beaches much closer to downtown that beat out both. The beaches from downtown Boston are further out compared to Chicago's despite being on the coast. Why waste time driving when you can actually walk to the beach from your condo with a better view of a bigger "skyline" and "waterfront".

Now Minneapolis may have more small lakes but are no match for Chicago's Lake Michigan. It's one thing if Minneapolis were one of the great lakes cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland etc. but it's not. Cities would kill to have this near their downtown. Downtown beach cities like Miami Beach, Honolulu and Chicago are lucky to have this within walking distance.

Here are some photos I shot personally.


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