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“Wooded and hilly lake similar to those of Western MI” 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 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wooded and hilly lake similar to those of Western MI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Reminds me of lakes in Western MI. Plenty of trees, but it can get busy and the bike paths narrow a bit too much at times.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Lake Harriet is frequently visited by families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I love Lake Harriet because each lake has it's own feel to it. Lake Harriet is more family oriented just because there is the bandshell there. If you look during the summer, free movies in the park are great. There is even a website:
www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/
Lake Harriet is calmer than Lake Calhoun, but again is family oriented. If you want to avoid some traffic, I suggest walking there. There are sailboats and a couple summer beaches. But, I love to walk to the bandshell and get ice cream, popcorn, and then listen to the free music in the summer. The best part, is you can bring a picnic and watch a movie or listen to music and it's in the open air and FREE!

Visited July 2012
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“rent a bike and ride around the lakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Make sure you go to Peace Park, it is lovely. The lakes are a great place to rent a bike, go for a walk, or a swim in the summer. I hear you can skate on the lake in the winter.

Visited October 2012
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“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
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“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
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