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Great Place to Walk or Ride Bike

Terrific location to walk or ride bike, paddle in a boat or paddle board. Easily accessible via The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

Beautiful with a sneak peak of downtown Minneapolis over the trees. Would recommend a long walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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2500 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2332
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All reviews rent a canoe walk or bike paddle boarding walk around downtown skyline great place to walk people watching twin cities homes calhoun winter canoeing paths cedar turtles runners shore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific location to walk or ride bike, paddle in a boat or paddle board. Easily accessible via The Greenway Bike Trail.

Thank Trip826000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful with a sneak peak of downtown Minneapolis over the trees. Would recommend a long walk between all the lakes but this one is close to a lot of restaurants and bars in Uptown

Thank ajlgreenwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is a little bit quieter than Calhoun and Harriet. It is beautiful to walk or run around. There is a fantastic dog park near the lake.

Thank Darcy M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We combined this with a walk around Lake Calhoun to get a few extra miles in. Absolutely worth it. Less crowded of the Lakes . Good to do in every season , Beautiful in the summer and fun to walk across in the frozen tundra...More

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Just make sure you got good shoes on. What a beautiful night it was to walk along the lake, The Moon even came out to say Hi to us. We waved to others as they two walked by. A very refreshing walk and evening

Thank H5388DHcarolw
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely lake for a nice walk. It is fairly short and the houses are beautiful. The lake has an unusual shape and it makes it interesting.

Thank Pinkeye01
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This lake has a really wacky perimeter/shape, so it's fun to walk around - your point of view is constantly changing. It's also a little quieter than some of the more popular lakes.

1  Thank emueller9
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I enjoy Lake of the Isles because it is never as crowded as Lake Harriet or Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). I also like it because the Lake is irregularly shaped, so it does not feel predictable... every time you turn a corner, the...More

1  Thank VANESSA C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Like to ride around the lake is it great with all the super homes and slow (25mph) drive. Go slow and enjoy.

Thank surestop
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I've canoed and kayaked the Minneapolis chain of lakes and I often start at Lake of the Isles. It's never been rough, never crowded and always beautiful. Launching is easy and free, and parking is usually sufficient. You can tour the whole chain thoroughly in...More

1  Thank Jopacca
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Nancy F
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Response from tannamoore | Reviewed this property |
Yes--on leash. There are lots of pets walking around the lake. enjoy!!
3 October 2016|
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Response from RuthMN | Reviewed this property |
2.6 miles. Hope you like it!
8 August 2015|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
There's free parking around the whole lake. Usually no problem finding a spot and you can start anywhere around the lake.