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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 116 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like how Lake of the Isles isn't round. I have always enjoyed a good walk around the lake and looking at the beautiful houses that surround it. Ice skating in the winter is a real treat too.

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great little place to house-admire, bike, get off the busy lanes of Uptown. Fantastic and quiet. The full loop is a couple miles so you can get a good run/bike in. The houses in the area are amazing, old school mid-west...very charming. The chain of lagoons makes for a scenic walk.

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Marina del Rey, California
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337 reviews 337 reviews
114 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Minneapolis has such pretty lakes! We went to two lakes and they were both so lovely. The homes are just gorgeous in this area and we went on a beautiful day, so everyone was in such a great mood.

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England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a great city, you can hire a bike for a few dollars and cycle round the lakes well worth doing. Liked the easy clearly signed bike trails and the politeness of fellow cyclists

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
74 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Peaceful walk around lake in upscale, residential neighborhood. Street parking. We saw a boat rental place around the other side of the lake.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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