We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Favorite walk and people watching” 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
Update attraction details
Ranked #5 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water
Attraction Details
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Favorite walk and people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Bike, walk, roller blade. Minneapolis' classic icon for young and young at heart.Ogle the city's unique natives, or ignore them and enjoy your circumnavigation. Fun with or without crowds, year after year. Must see place to bring visitors for the TRUE Twin Cities experience.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

165 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    132
    27
    5
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Greenwood, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Part of Grand Rounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stopped at Lake Harriet (a little out of season) but it was nice and I can only imagine it would be great in the summer time.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good place to walk....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

...but PLEASE keep your dogs out of the lake! There are a many migratory birds on the lake and there is a lot of bacteria in the water already. Thankfully, the park police is issuing expensive fines to people letting their dogs swim in the lake this year. I walk around the lake every day. Always nice to see the seasons change.
There are a lot of 'walk-a-thon' and running events at this lake which snarl traffic in the neighborhood (parking is limited) which gets very tiring at times. Best time to walk is on a week day evening or morning. Great place to walk the dog and meet neighbors.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lake Harriet also viewed

 

Been to Lake Harriet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lake Harriet, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

You added Lake Harriet to your Saves list