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Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
Activities: Running
Description: Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet...
Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
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If you are in minneapolis this is what we are known for

this is a beautiful drive or walk or bike ride. Each lake is about three miles around with five connected by water. The homes are beautiful and great atmosphere. Lake Harriet has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
julielp
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

this is a beautiful drive or walk or bike ride. Each lake is about three miles around with five connected by water. The homes are beautiful and great atmosphere. Lake Harriet has music every night in the summer. Well worth spending an evening with the chain of lakes.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you want to get to know Minneapolis, visit the chain of lakes. You can do driving, on foot, and even on a Segway, but the best way to do it is on a bike! Don't forget to stop at one of the trendy food or coffee joints on the way.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love the lake Harriet rose gardens. Each lake has its own character. Great house/mansion ogling on the rounds. Terrific bike trails and bike rentals. Even the adjacent to lake Calhoun Lakewood cemetary (and its chapel) is amazing

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Get here early - it gets crowded because there is so much to do! We went canoeing and also rented bikes after because we were having so much fun. If we had more time to spend here, we would have brought some snacks and took a break halfway around the lake. If you love the outdoors, this is a must... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1,056 reviews 1,056 reviews
816 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They have a bike path around the lakes so naturally we found a bike rental place and had a great day riding it is great fun to ride when it is this flat

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy the Chain of Lakes no matter the time of year or mode of transport. They are great to hang out at during the summer when free events - or just people watching - abound and have a charm about them throughout the year. I make sure to always take visitors here and will often just swing by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have lived in Minneapolis for decades. The chain of lakes has been at the center of that experience. From playing volleyball at Lake Calhoun to riding bike/running around the entire chain. Enjoyable all four seasons. A must for visitors who wish to understand our city. And I met my wife at Lake Calhoun..... Just sayin'

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In the heart of Minneapolis with a beautiful waterfall and a huge park! Worth the trip! Fall colors were beautiful this year!

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Miami, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Minneapolis is the only City I have been too that can offer this fresh water lake experience right downtown. The City is surrounded by ten (10) to twelve (12) beautiful lakes. Minneapolis takes their Lakes serious and has running ,walking and bike paths around all the Lakes. During the warmer months several of the larger lakes have bandstand and concession... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Continuous trail (although we didn't go all the way) around the beautiful neighborhoods. Would have loved to have the time for a run when we were there!

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