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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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Two miles of walking, dog walking and biking

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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86 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

More interesting lake than Calhoun. Less foot/bike/car traffic as well. Lots of great architecture and beautiful lake with islands containing lots of wild life. Great for birding, canoeing, fishing and people watching. Gated dog park on south side of the lake. Canal on SW side of lake leads to Cedar Lake. Foot traffic around Isles path is one-way!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lake of the Isles is a great place to outdoors in the middle of the city and take in the scenery. Paved paths with lanes for bicycles or roller blades or walking. It can get very crowed on nice days in the summer.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just returned from Minneapolis where we participated in the Loppet luminary event. While the absence of significant snow turned this into a "walk only" event, it was a well-run and magical winter experience. Congrats to the organizers of this event. Great job.

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