Summit Avenue stretches from the Mississippi River in the west towards St. Paul downtown. The tree-lined path offers a spectacular look at the historic mansions and the most prestigious homes in the city. Macalaster College is just south of Summit Avenue. At the eastern end of Summit Avenue, pass by beautiful St. Paul Cathedral. We recommend extending the route slightly along John Ireland Boulevard for great views of the State Capitol, making it 5.2 miles from the river to the Capitol.