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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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Biking was fun

It's very very fun to bike around! Such beautiful sites to see and I loved biking so it was just amazing! I saw a lot of frogs and ducks and chipmunks and turtles! It was amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's very very fun to bike around! Such beautiful sites to see and I loved biking so it was just amazing! I saw a lot of frogs and ducks and chipmunks and turtles! It was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Free 6:30am yoga every morning of summer near the bandshell (except Sundays). The bread and pickle is a perfect spot to enjoy a tea/coffee/glass of wine/meal - really anything. We loved biking around this lake and then riding to Calhoun for a swim. Check out our post for more pics and tips, enjoy! http://mrandmrsadventure.com/2015/08/11/falling-in-love-with-minneapolis/

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I grew up around this lake and is great to still see families enjoying what I did, the parkway and the access to the lake. The areas are very well maintained!!!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

With the amazing food, now a destination! Finally a concession got the idea that people want to eat great food in great places. Well done. Something here for everyone. Nice job, Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Its just a lake, and because its in Minneapolis it stays frozen 75% of the year, when its not, its full of people who thinks they are in the best place in the world. its a sad hole with water in it. who ever say "you should go visit" they most likely never seen anything other then near by supermarket.

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's what Minneapolis is known for--the Lakes. Walk or bike around, go to a concert at the Bandshell, people watch. Drive around the neighborhood and look at the wonderful architecture. A must-see when you're in Minneapolis in the summertime!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Trolley time! Lake Harriet has so much to do! You can walk, jog, or bike around the lake. Stroll through the rose garden...very beautiful. I rented a double kayak and enjoyed the water. I relived old childhood memories and rode on the trolley. All of the people that help with the trolley are volunteers who have a passion for trains.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice lake, really pretty area. Good escape from the city. Parking was easy - right on the street. Beautiful houses in the area are worth a look.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lake Harriet is a fine example of an urban park. It gets pretty busy on summer evenings and weekends. Parking can be a challenge. There are separate paths for walking and biking. Make sure you are on the right path for your chosen activity. There are a few porta-potties/restrooms around the lake. If you're there for a picnic, you'll have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Lake Harriet bandshell is the best. Lots of room to sit and just enjoy the music. There is an ice cream parlor there and its just so clean. Love this place!

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