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Lake Harriet and Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun

Take 30 minutes to visit these lakes and ride or run a loop. If you have more time, there are... read more

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brianmclark
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Elmhurst, Pennsylvania
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Weekly walk

I absolutely love it here! I live very close to the lake so I meet up with friends there every week... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johana E
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Edina, Minnesota
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take 30 minutes to visit these lakes and ride or run a loop. If you have more time, there are plenty of developed retail areas just off the lakes to check out – or try out a quick paddle, volleyball match, or field. The Minneapolis...More

Thank brianmclark
Reviewed 3 days ago

I absolutely love it here! I live very close to the lake so I meet up with friends there every week all year around! We usually goto the rose gardens (which are right off the walking path) and set up our hammocks to hang out...More

Thank Johana E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk around the lake with separate paths for foot and bicycles. Lots of dogs. Smooth to push a wheelchair (2018) - just resurfaced. Lots of wildlife around and tree coverage. Variety of architecture of the homes around the lake is interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live about 2 blocks from this lake and it's great walking it's about approximately less than 3.00 miles and it's shady with a lot trees in summer time. As you know 10,000+ lakes in Minnesota.

Thank Robel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been biking or walking around Lake Harriet for years. It's a beautiful setting and so close to downtown. Great homes to see along the way, concerts at the band shell, the rose garden and even a lakeside restaurant called the Bread and Pickle....More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lake, with easy access to the city. Local eatery and stage, make this an excellent stop to socialize, as well as the option of many hiking/biking trails.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were taken here by our grown kids and their 5 to 8 year olds, and we were so pleasantly surprised by the entire area. The lake was pretty and had sidewalks around it, the nearby garden acreage was exceptional, people were riding bikes and...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Lake Harriet offers so much- biking, walking, running, sailing, kayak/canoe rental, sunset watching, swimming, and summertime music and movies. You can typically find a parking spot on the road along the lake.

Thank tennislax19
Reviewed 29 August 2018

quiet areas, crowds, dogs, eats, music, there is everything. Fairy houses are there, art car parades formal garden natural areas . The trolley is fun and unique, do it! Rent boats walk or bike but always wade in, throw stones, Enjoy!!

Thank treesaw944
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This park has so much to offer, and is accessible via the #6 bus from various locations in Minneapolis as well as by car, bike, or on foot. The lake allows non motorized boats only, so it is good for watching the sailboats of the...More

Thank capitollover
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I just found some answers to my own question - Lake Harriet Park - Pedestrian (2.75 miles), Bike (2.99 miles) Lake Calhoun Park - Pedestrian (3.1 miles), Bike (3.19 miles) Lake of the Isles Park - Pedestrian (2.63 miles... More
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