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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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Best of the city lakes

Of all the inner city lake this is my favorte one to walk/run. less crowded & interesting shape, unlike the others.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Of all the inner city lake this is my favorte one to walk/run. less crowded & interesting shape, unlike the others.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Yesterday, May 9 Saturday, 2015, there was a sign on the bridge, and the water below, that it will be closed May 18. Does anyone know for how long? I'm so glad that we took that trip to Cedar Lake yesterday and enjoyed the three beaches and going under the railroad bridge to Sweeney Lake. It was just gorgeous!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful lake in the middle of the community. Perfect to walk or run outdoors. It has a beautiful view of the city.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you want to get a bit of exercise, but are not into advanced hiking, this is the place for you. Lake of the Isles is a little over two miles of paved paths around the lake, with separate paths for bikers and walkers. Dog friendly and family friendly, this is a beautiful spot for walking or biking. In the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Pretty in a nice neighborhood but without any park amenities. So it is best to plan a very short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Love lake of the isles! Such a beautiful lake smack dab in the middle of a gorgeous neighborhood! Great place for a walk! Very safe! Gets busy after work but always tolerable! Quieter path then Calhoun. Quite a lovely stroll! They have canoes and open spaces for Frisbee and catch with the dog. You make glimpse a yoga class as... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We are so so fortunate to live in a city of so many amazing lakes but this one has been my longtime favorite. Beautiful for walks any time of the year. And wonderful for canoeing, biking, or just sitting and relaxing with a good book or people watching. An added bonus--the beautiful homes surrounding the lake--varied architecture and lovely landscaping.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Beautiful connection of trails and paths for cyclists and also a great place to take out the canoe or paddleboard. Just be aware that parking typically costs money at meters around the area, so bring some change!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love this three mile trail because of the uniqueness. In the winter you have outdoor lighted hockey and ice skating. During the summer you have canoes and kayaks with people fishing. When it is hot there is a lot of shade from trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We love to drive or walk around the lakes in Minneapolis. The surrounding homes are a treasure to see and the lakes themselves are beautiful. On weekends the lakes are packed with walkers, runners, bikers, etc. Very fun!

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