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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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The loveliest place in Minneapolis

I rather hate to invite more visitors to the usually crowded Lake of the Isles, but this lake is a blessing of serenity and beauty amid a major metropolitan area. A walk around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Neal G
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rather hate to invite more visitors to the usually crowded Lake of the Isles, but this lake is a blessing of serenity and beauty amid a major metropolitan area. A walk around (part of all of) this lake may be the most-beautiful way to enjoy low-impact exercise. It reminds you of how beautiful this planet can be, and how... More 

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California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

There are so many things to do at Lake of the Isles; walk, jog, sit and eat or listen to music, canoe, walk and play with your dog. Gorgeous! The homes around the lake are huge old places - mansions from the days of old Minneapolis - still beautiful.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Lake of the Isles is more than a walk in the park. It offers an engagement with natural beauty, as well as the vitality of Minneapolis. The City of Lakes, was "Norway West" to Norwegians -- Swedes used another name. But suffice to say, Scandinavian notion of "design with nature" is evident. Whether one bikes, runs or skates around the... More 

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Minnesota
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Great place to walk ,bike or drive around the lake.Very busy on weekends.Great place to sit down and people watch. Been coming here for many years.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This lake is one of the "Lakes" just south of downtown Minneapolis. I like this one particularly because it is a bit odd shaped and not just a round lake like the others in this area. Also, if you're in the city and care to gaze at all the large, expensive houses in this neighborhood, it is good for that.... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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.

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Thank DigginLife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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!!

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Thank SJLaddTravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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

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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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 

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