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Lake of the Isles

2500 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2332
+1 612-661-4800
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peaceful place to walk

I enjoy Lake of the Isles because it is never as crowded as Lake Harriet or Bde Maka Ska (formerly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VANESSA C
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SAINT PAUL
Great Ride

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“rent a canoe” (7 reviews)
“walk or bike” (6 reviews)
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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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+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank VANESSA C
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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
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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

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We rented kayaks on Calhoun and paddled around the Lake of the Isles for an hour. Beautiful, serene lake. Lots of turtles and wildlife around. The lake is also great to walk or bike. They have a very nicely maintained path.

Thank Jenna C
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This lake is so wonderful to walk around. The path is sort of beaten down in some spots, but for the most part it's the most un-used of the 3 big chain of lakes and is very enjoyable to walk around.

Thank linang943
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This lake and the houses surrounding it are gorgeous! It's about 2.59 miles around so it's perfect for running or walking. You can park on the street. Don't miss when in Minneapolis!

Thank katpilch
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Lake of the Isles is one of the chain of lakes in the heart of Minneapolis. It's winding shoreline has a well-card for walking path and showcases the lake's isles and varied shore environments. It's a 2.6 mile walk, and if you get tired of...More

1  Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I had a great time driving through this part of Minneapolis. Lots of beautiful houses to see and nice trails from what i could tell.

Thank Sabrina L
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A must see for my out of town visitors. This lake is surrounded by beautiful homes, and has bike and walking paths all around. My husband and I have enjoyed canoeing this lake and the two lakes that connect with it.

Thank Anita D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a nice small lake to walk around in Minneapolis. Scenic and parts have lovely weeping willow trees.

Thank Sylvialuna
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Nancy F
19 April 2017|
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Response from tannamoore | Reviewed this property |
Yes--on leash. There are lots of pets walking around the lake. enjoy!!
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mntransplant2011
3 October 2016|
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Response from RuthMN | Reviewed this property |
2.6 miles. Hope you like it!
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Ryandogs
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.
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