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Lake Nokomis

Minneapolis, MN 55417
612 661 4800
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Ranked #35 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The lake is great for many activities! Paddling and swimming are popular in the summer and the paved trails are great for a warm weather stroll - be it walking, biking, rollerblading or skating! In the winter, the lake freezes over and the US Pond Hockey Championship brings hockey players from all around. I have played in the USPHC a... More

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We rented their bikes to ride around the lake and it was fun! Next time we will bring our own bikes and a picnic lunch. Very comfortable and a great beach if you want to go swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, etc. We paid for the parking and it was easy to do.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The serpentine walking and bike trail by the side of the lake makes it a nice place to roam around. Bridges over the connecting narrow channel between lake Nokomis and Hiawatha are really nice.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you're going out for the US Pond Hockey Championship, you're in luck. It's incredible. As an east coast kid not able to play/skate on many ponds, this was a treat. The park was awesome itself, but the environment was fantastic too. Go whenever, lots of trails around the lake, pets seemed to love it.

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Polebridge, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The visit to the John Stephen's House, walk down to the Misssissippi River, viewing the roaring falls, strolling the Park area, and remembering Ard Godfry's mill and homestead area all made for a wonderful afternoon. Well worth the parking fee. Will visit again on future trips.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

In their wisdom, the Park separated trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, so pedestrians need not fear being run down. The walk around Nokomis my wife and I take is a little under 3 miles, and includes lots of entertainment, as well as spectacular views of a really pretty lake. The park provides a ferry service to the dozen or so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have been here a few times and its a nice quiet place, not as busy as Lake Calhoun, but very nice. There is a path to bike/walk/run . I like how clean the water is, its nice for swimming. The beach is a decent size with food and drinks. I believe you have to pay to park in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

lake is well kept. nice area. its fun to swim, people watch or just plain relax.fun to picnic there too.

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a really great place to go and blow off some steam! their path ways are perfect for running, jogging, walking, or rollerblading. My mom and I also go biking on the paths and you can go kayaking and swimming all around the lake and see some little critters swimming around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I always walked the path around the lake; relaxing. I especially like that there is good lighting. Also an ice cream across the street by SA I wanted to go to but never did.

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