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“Three miles of walking, biking, wind surfing or roller blading” 4 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 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Three miles of walking, biking, wind surfing or roller blading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A city lake with a historic yacht club where many Minnapolitans learned to sail and race their scows. Looking for a bit of outdoor exercise, the walk around the lake is about three miles of paved walking and biking paths.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful year round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Walking, running, biking, with a dog, a friend, family - whatever you prefer, Lake Harriet provides a beautiful backdrop! Swim in the summer, rent a kayak, paddle board or canoe and enjoy the water. You can bring a picnic and listen to music almost all summer. You can buy snacks from Bread & Pickle during the warm months. And when snow finally falls, you can still get out and exercise, thanks to the plowing of the paths all winter!

Visited September 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Lake Harriet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love the bike trail around this lake and other nearby lakes. Minneapolis and St. Paul have many choices when it comes to bicycling, and this is one.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Gotta Love Lake Harriet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The best of the chain of lakes, Harriett is beautiful, walkable, with unique surprises along the way (tree gnome, beaches, rose garden, bandshell).

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 attraction reviews
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“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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