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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 #5 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Minneapolis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lake Harriet is the lake to walk when you want to see families, friends and couples. If you're looking for the artsy, on-edge walking crowd go for a walk around Lake Calhoun. For less crowds and beautiful homes, go walk around Lake of the Isles

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Cerritos, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This a beautiful lake with convenient parking and many activities. Took my kids here to fish on the docks during September and caught and released so many sun fish with simple red worm bait. While looking into the water we were able to see much larger fish swimming throughout but woukd need different bait. We actually saw a huge Muskelunge... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lake Harriet is a great place to walk, bike, etc. while taking in the gorgeous views of the lake full of sailboats and the Minneapolis skyline.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fabulous place for a walk or bike ride. The paved trail also connects to trails around the other lakes and Minnehaha Creek. The Bread and Pickle next to the band shell has a black bean "burger" to die for and at least a couple good local craft beers on the menu. The band shell has nightly concerts... More 

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