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Lake Harriet

Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800
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Ranked #3 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Callaway, Minnesota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Lake Harriet has always been high on my memory list over the years from riding the old Como Harriet trolly line going to Gopher hockey games, passing thru Linen Hills and in the early 1950's this was a grand adventure. And the street car still here for short runs as a tourist attraction. And I remember going to get fresh... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The kite festival was 01/17/2015 and it was a gorgeous day. Families, couple and singles were out in droves to enjoy a winter day at moderate temperatures of 30 degrees. We were with our adorable black lab who ran ahead of us when we were in the middle of the lake away from people. It was so wonderful I went... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

most family friendly lake and less of a 'scene' than lake calhoun. Bread & Pickle has great food and ice cream!!

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A magnificent lake with paths to be traveled on foot, in the running race or in bicycle. To stroll, to keep shape. A restaurant is near the marina.

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went canoeing on the lake last summer. We had a great time. Always a treat to go to Lake Harriet. A patch of peace in the city.

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

In the fall a ride along the east side of the lake is like a ride through an autumn forest miles from the city. A little get away from city life. If you take the ride at sundown you may catch a great sunset.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This lake has fine 2.8 mile walking and biking trails directly on the shoreline, 2 small beaches, and an excellent outdoor pavilion offering food for sale, and free summer and fall entertainment several times a week.. 1/2 mile from the pavilion is the Lake Harriet Rose Gardens and a Japanese wildflower garden, definitely a must see during the growing seasons.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful lake with biking/walking trail surrounding it. Easy parking along the parkway. Quick kayak put-in. It's fun and relaxing to paddle around and be among the sailboats.

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West Haven
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I lived near Lake Harriet and Penn Avenue on the south side of the lake for 21 years-from 1944 to 1965. The walking trails, the canoe racks, the moored sail boats on the north side, the old Penn and Morgan beaches on the south end make up this most peaceful and serene urban lake in Minneapolis' chain of lakes. On... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

in December you can find here migrating geese and other waterfowl. great place for walking and runing, as well to watch the nature at any season. the reflection of the downtown is really impressive

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