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Rent a canoe and see this lake from a different, even more beautiful, perspective. Or simply walk... read more

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Skated on Lake of the Isles as a kid and walked and biked it when I was older. It is just over 2.5... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake of the Isles is one of three large lakes. It was explained to me that the land was donated with the condition that there would be no development a certain distance from the water. This creates a wilderness feel essentially in the middle of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marek_Zyskowski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rent a canoe and see this lake from a different, even more beautiful, perspective. Or simply walk or drive, but do not miss this gem!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Skated on Lake of the Isles as a kid and walked and biked it when I was older. It is just over 2.5 miles long. Was over there a couple of years ago just to drive around it on my way to St. Louis Park....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Naomi V
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Lake of the Isles host the most beautiful sunsets of all of the city lakes with a picturous backdrop of two islands, an arched bridge and stunning mansions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robyn R
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I grew up near Lake of the Isles and loved walking around it during spring, summer and fall. Winter involved ice skating at the rink!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MarshaR202
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jepsen51
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ajlgreenwood
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carol w
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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.