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“Lake Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612 661 4800
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Ranked #5 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lake Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We like to drive around the lakes, of which Minneapolis has many. Beautiful tree lined twisting drives and many activities going on in all seasons. It is a regular fall destination for viewing fall leaves which for us includes Minnehaha parkway, and lakes Harriet, Calhoun, and Isles. There are great places to stop off for a picnic, or for further exploration. Parking inside of regional parks (like Minnehaha near Nokomis) requires a season pass. These areas help make living in a city much nicer.

Visited March 2012
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Worthington, Ohio
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“Be The Match Run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Beautiful landscape and a great venue to hold the fundraiser run for The Be The Match Foundation. Wonderful walking paths and benches abound this beautiful lake in the heart of a busy metropolis.

Visited May 2012
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“very nice lake and surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Although parking is a challenge, we managed to find one. Then we took a double pedal boat with my kids and enjoyed very nice sunny Sunday on the lake.

Visited August 2012
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Norwood, Minnesota
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

lake Harriet is fun. The boats that you can dine on a kick. A great place to watch the 4th of July fireworks - especially if you are up on the bridge.

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Minneapolis
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“The Crown Jewel of In-City lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The 2.7 miles around the walk path provided and the beautiful houses that line the lake.
People walking with or without dogs. bike riders, roller bladers and runners are all healthy specimen. The water is clean and on most days you will see sail boats silently gliding around. Fishing for the younger set is easy and can be rewarding.

Visited August 2012
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