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Lake of the Isles

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Address: 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Great place to walk, jog, bike, or hang out

I used the hotel recommendation for a running loop and ended up at Lake of the Isles, which was great. The pedestrian paths are separate from the wheeled-sport paths, which made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I used the hotel recommendation for a running loop and ended up at Lake of the Isles, which was great. The pedestrian paths are separate from the wheeled-sport paths, which made it very relaxing. The lake is beautiful and the houses along the lake are wonderful.

Thank DigginLife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I walked around the lake on a sunny morning, and it was delightful. Beautiful, residential neighborhood with trails linking the lake to nearby neighborhoods and other parts of the chain of lakes. Highly recommend!!

Thank SJLaddTravel
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

this lake is so beautiful and nice to walk around, drive around, sit and stare at, ah I love it. summer, winter, fall (especially the fall), spring its great

1 Thank Jeff L
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Quieter and more interesting walk than calhoun! Such a beautiful neighborhood and great houses to look at. Not being next to a busy road helps a lot. We always choose to walk here over anywhere else in the cities!

1 Thank SophieTRR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Walking around Lake of the Isles was a perfect way to get some light exercise after a heavy lunch earlier in the afternoon. It's just long enough that you feel like you're actually doing some work, but short enough that it doesn't feel like it turns into a death march. The lake is very picturesque, with many large and beautiful... More 

Thank JTimes2DC
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

One of the most beautiful places in the twin cities - feels like your almost on a movie set...gorgeous beautiful homes, stunning vistas of the lake from the trails, and near downtown museum and restaurants!

Thank BonVivantGourmets
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I love all the lakes jn and around Minneapolis but this was particularly beautiful. I love walking around the lake and gazing at the lovely houses that line the shore. We also unexpectedly came across a small theater group production of a Shakespearean play by the lake one summer evening. Overall, a beautiful and relaxing place to spend some time.... More 

1 Thank Kasturi01
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a beautiful lake, like most of the lakes in Minneapolis. It's one of the larger ones and has good walking and biking trails.

Thank KendraDawnRN
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's not one of the biggest of the lakes in the chain of lakes, but it certainly has the nicest homes surrounding it. It is the closest to downtown and is the starting point of a great path system that takes you around three great lakes and or down a creek to the Mississippi. What a great feature!!!

Thank KErickson96
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Lake of the Isles in downtown Minneapolis is an increadibly beautiful neighborhood park. You can take a ride by gorgeous mansions of every architectural style or paddle in the lake with the same views. A lovely way to spend a few hours!

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