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Lake of the Isles

Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
612 661 4800
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Ranked #8 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We rented bikes at Calhoun lake and enjoyed the many bike paths around the city. We especially liked biking around Lake of the Isles... the homes surrounding the lake are beautiful to see!

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Hong Kong
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

it's quite quiet, less crowed compared to the other 2 lakes, the houses along are beautiful, good to walk or cycling along the lake

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Maryland, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a lovely trail around a lovely lake. My favorite was seeing the amazing, beautiful homes around the lake. It was very quiet. Only downfall is no restroom to be found so plan ahead!

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Westport
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We read about this walk and headed over after dinner on a beautiful summer evening. What a treat! The path is paved and easy to follow - everything was lush and green, after all the rain! Off in the distance you can see the Minneapolis skyline - but on the path you feel so far removed from the city. Wonderful... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I would say that this is the best lake in twin cities. Walking round the lake is highly refreshing particularly in summer. Beautiful trees surrounding the lake makes it a contemplating place. People are sometimes seen fishing although fishes are rare.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The chain of lakes in the twin cities makes it a wonderful place to visit. Walk around this lake in the winter, put on a long coat, and pretend you are Mary Tyler Moore from her old television series. Yup, this is the one she walked around

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is the one to stroll to gaze at the gorgeous mansions. It's also a great part of the chain of three lakes to bike through and gawk. No concession area here, which is maybe a negative, or, depending on your tastes, a positive in that it's less commercial and busy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

AS everyone suggested walking around lake of the isles can be a nice experience. What is better? Kayaking in the lake. If want to spice stuff up, try the stand up paddle board. Word of advice: generally the you can get coupons at half the price if u are buying ahead (groupon or amazon local).

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Relaxing walk around a natural preserve of animal and birds. Just long enough to be invigorating and not exhausting. And when you're done, sit on the grass and have a picnic.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We often walk around or kayak through Lake of the Isles. Very pleasant 3 mile walk when weather cooperates. The islands are wildlife sanctuaries so they are to be enjoyed from a distance. We have observed a variety of birds and muskrats and other critters from our kayaks including ducks, geese, pelicans, herons egrets, gulls, fish , turtles, and songbirds.... More

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