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Lake Harriet

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Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800
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Walking this lake is peaceful and good exercise

Having walked, run, biked and bladed around this lake over the years, I've always enjoyed it's peaceful beauty in the heart of the city. On our recent trip to MN, I walked it with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having walked, run, biked and bladed around this lake over the years, I've always enjoyed it's peaceful beauty in the heart of the city. On our recent trip to MN, I walked it with out 11 and 13-year-old children and we had a great 45 minutes of walking and talking. They learned about the area and some of their dad's... More 

Thank mikepodo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This less than three mile lake has walking and running paths for biking, walking, running, roller blading. You can do this with a group or alone. The bandshell and small restaurant and near by restaurants can extend your visit with food and music. In the winter skiing, ice skating and ice fishing are fun.

Thank CAckerman228
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Harriet is bordered by a great walking & biking path that is level and accessible. The Lake Harriet Band shell is a great place for free summer concerts and the Rose Garden another easily seen feature as you walk along the lakeshore path. The best thing about Lake Harriet path is that it connects to the other popular Minneapolis... More 

Thank Susan G
Minneapolis, MN
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best sunset spots in the Twin Cities and the south most lake in the chain of lakes (Calhoun & Isles lakes). All in the heart of south Minneapolis with multi-use paved paths. Enjoy live free concerts almost every night of the summer in the best bandshell in the Twin Cities. In addition to simply enjoying a walk... More 

Thank TCGreenGal
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk, run or bike the lake paths, stay for a concert at the Bandshell, explore the adjacent Rose and Peace Gardens and picnic, sail or skate at this beautiful urban lake in the heart of Minneapolis.

Thank eatplaylove
Stone Lake, WI
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Harriet is one of the most popular lakes in the Twin Cities. Seperate bike and walking/running paths make it a top choice for local residents and visitors. During the summer, concerts are held at the northwest corner where there is a bandshell. Food is also available at the concession stand located adjacent to the bandshell. During the summer months,... More 

Thank Kirbyp
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this lake is right next to Lake Calhoun, it definitely has a different personality. Lake Harriett is a nice walk or bike, has a playground, and of course the famous bandshell. Fishing near the bandshell is pretty good too (for panfish).

Thank kn56
Stillwater, Minnesota
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Minneapolis is such a beautiful city to visit with all the lakes, restaurants, theater, bike trails, and culture. Lake Harriet is a lovely lake as are all the others. The entire circumference is public with bike and hiking trails. It is surrounded by beautiful old homes as well.

Thank Mark H
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to walk around Lake Harriett, the lake on one side and beautiful homes on the other. Great place for families, kids, pets, groups or spending time alone.

Thank Cathie W
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any time of the year this is a beautiful lake for walking, running, fishing, skiing, canoeing. Two paths, one for pedestrians and one for bikes. And a road for those who choose to enjoy this lake from their car.

Thank Anita D

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