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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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Beautiful city sanctuary

Minneapolis is known for its beautiful chain of lakes, with well-kept paved trails right along the waters edge. It's a wonderful place to walk, ride bike, rollerblade or if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Minneapolis is known for its beautiful chain of lakes, with well-kept paved trails right along the waters edge. It's a wonderful place to walk, ride bike, rollerblade or if you prefer to be on the water, rent a kayak or canoe on Lake Calhoun and wind your way through to Lake of the Isles. Beautiful homes line Lake of Isles... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful lakes in mature neighborhoods with walking paths, bike paths, great food in the spring through fall, swim beaches and live music.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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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 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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27 attraction reviews
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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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