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Nice Place to Walk or Bike - Wish it were Swimable

This lake is ringed with beautiful bike and walking paths that also lead all the way to downtown. The city has allowed native flowers and grasses to rejuvenate along the water's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice quiet park to park your car and enjoy the lake or geese that hang out there. No charge. You can bring a picnic and chill out.

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Pleasant lake to walk around if in Rochester. I know the geese are part of the attraction, but goose droppings everywhere

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Silver Lake is a beautiful, peaceful lake in the middle of a residential neighborhood about a mile from Mayo Clinic. Geese are prevalent almost to the point of being pests. If you want some quiet time away from Mayo, I recommend this spot.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We walk around the lake everyday. It is a 1.8 mile loop and yes there are lots of geese. Its really only bad in the spring but the lake is beautiful. There is something different going on each day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice park but honestly too many geese everywhere. They were pooping all over the grass and sidewalks and the lake was full of poop too. The city should make a greater effort to clean that up.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our two grandkids, ages 5 and 2, have a lot of energy. They loved this park. It was good for both ages. We took them there multiple times.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This lake is ringed with beautiful bike and walking paths that also lead all the way to downtown. The city has allowed native flowers and grasses to rejuvenate along the water's edge, which is delightful, as well as environmentally sound. The geese are cute - sort of - but their poop is not. Sure wish the lake was clean enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The lake is nice, it runs by the Zumbra River. There are hundreds of Canadian geese because the water is warmed from the plant across the street (being decommissioned). You can bike or walk miles of trails. The restroom was a shock: deep stalls and NO doors! There is a nice playground, also.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you like geese, you'll like silver lake. There are thousands here. However, the water is icky - they used to swim here, but not any more. The poop is everywhere, though they do a fair job of keeping the sidewalks clear with a machine I call the goose poop Zamboni. We will walk around the lake, which is about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The walk ways were really nice to venture through although the geese did leave piles of poop that were rather unpleasant. The water is enjoyable to walk by with plenty of rest areas to relax. The bridge is a must to visit as well! Still worth visiting even though the geese are everywhere. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants... More 

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