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“Best Part of Minneapolis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chain of Lakes

Chain of Lakes
400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)
612 661 4800
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Ranked #15 of 118 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Running
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Owner description: Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
Minneapolis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Part of Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

One of the best loved places in Minneapolis! People walking, running, biking, full of energy all year round. Lovely homes around the lakes. You can rent boats by the hour at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet in the summertime.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Walking, biking, roller blading, canoeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

One of the city lakes surrounded by grand mansions. The walk around Lake of the Isles is just over two miles, and is connected by trails to Lake Calhoun, Cedar Lake, and Lake Harriet. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle from Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake and Brownie Lake.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“What Makes Minneapolis Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

"The Lakes" are an almost daily destination for natives if for walking or biking. Each is about 3 miles in diameter and each is connected with the other with walking or biking paths. The biking baths continue on as part of The Grand Round bike system. Scenic, beautiful, fun. And a mile or so from downtown!

Visited September 2012
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Mission Viejo, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We headed out for a drive after a morning of thunderstorms and drove around the chain of lakes. Sadly the rain kept coming so we did not get out and walk it like we had hoped to. What a beautiful setting with the homes and the lakes, I wish we could have walked it but driving it was second best.

Visited July 2012
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Richfield, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Chain of Lakes is the Essence of Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

If you have never been to Minneapolis, number one on your Minneapolis bucket list should be a walk, bike-ride or drive around one or more of the lakes in Minneapolis. Lakes Harriet and Calhoun are my favorites. It takes about an hour to walk around either Harriet or Calhoun but you can run if you are in a hurry - lots of people do. Visit the Rose Garden at Harriet and/or the Japanese Garden.

Visited July 2012
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