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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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Perfect for a peaceful walk, sunset, picnic

Great for a peaceful sunset, paddle boarding and canoeing - it connects to Lake Calhoun for some added fun! The quietest of the 3 lakes. Here's our post for more photos and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great for a peaceful sunset, paddle boarding and canoeing - it connects to Lake Calhoun for some added fun! The quietest of the 3 lakes. Here's our post for more photos and tips, ENJOY :) My fiancé and I had a date here and sat on the romantic back patio, which used to be the old loading dock – super... More 

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

Walking around the Lakes on a beautiful summer day is a delight! You can usually find parking somewhere along the road. Safe to walk alone. Not too crowded, it's a popular destination for Minneapolitans and visitors. Walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading--enjoy it all.

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

We love coming to Lake of the Isles to walk on a summer evening. The view of the lake is excellent, but we especially enjoy looking at the houses. The lake isn't a big circle, so you can see across it better then the other nearby lakes. Dusk is our favorite time because the house lights are coming on and... More 

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Slinger, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We biked a couple time around the lake and the views of the lake and gorgeous residential houses surrounding the lake. Check out the landscaping!! It get better when you can make a day of it by biking also on the Lake Calhoun trails attached or try the green trails into town. Make sure to try the Taco stand on... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I would say it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk around each individual lake and 3 to 4 hours to walk around all of them. Its a great way to spend the day. Lake of the Isles has the most natural view. There are both walking and biking paths. Highly Recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

In the summer, you can walk, bike, run, or drive around this scenic lake lined with beautiful homes. You can also bring a canoe and paddle on the the lake--even venturing through canals to get to neighboring lakes. In the winter, it's groomed for cross-country skiing and has a charming rink for skating. If you are lucky, you might even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

take a nice walk, run or bike around. Just don't do it when it's 92 degrees out. You can even take a water-craft (canoe, kayak)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The houses around the area are gorgeous; you'll be looking at the water/nature as much as the houses that line the sidewalks around the ways. The people are always friendly, you'll have the chance to do some people watching and it is a solid walk to take on any day.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you love to walk and gawk, this is the place for you. Beautiful houses surround the lovely lake. It's about a 2.5 mile bike/walk around, and people are there rain or shine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This city lake is the gem of all the city lakes. A reclaimed swamp from the turn of the century (1900) not 2000; this lake has an irregular shape and is about 3 miles around. The views and the homes around this lakes take you back to a more gentile time. It is best to walk around the lake (45... More 

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