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one of my fav places to walk in the cities

I love walking the chain of lakes - super relaxing escape from the more hectic parts of the cities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Don't miss. I want to go back

I only had half a day to explore the Chain of Lakes. Not enough. It's beautiful, lots to do and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking the chain of lakes - super relaxing escape from the more hectic parts of the cities. I recommend!

Thank emueller9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lakes are surrounded by walking and cycling trails, with opportunities for yachting, canoeing and paddleboarding on the water. There are lots of amazing (and very expensive) houses around the lakes which are as impressive as the water, if not more so. Lyndale Park is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had half a day to explore the Chain of Lakes. Not enough. It's beautiful, lots to do and lots nearby. I'm so amazed at this beautiful getaway right in the city. I can't wait to go back.

1  Thank HeatherinKy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These parks with the lakes are a jewel in the crown jof the Minneapolis Park System. Our tour guide told us that most people in Minneapolis are within 10 minutes of water, including these lakes. Chain of Lakes is comprised of Shorelines of Brownie Lake,...More

3  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to walk, bike, run. The lakes have kayaks and canoes for rent. They are part of the city's park system and are very close to downtown.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Took a 10 minute drive from my hotel downtown to this wonderful group of small lakes. I envy the locals having this hike/bike/canoe and sailing area so close to everything.

Thank pld1998
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a tranquil area to enjoy walking, jogging, biking, kayaking, or picnicking. Kayaks are available for rent, as well.

Thank dannvr
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A must see/use when in the Twin Cities. Be it in a car, a canoe, a sailboat - or by running, walking, rollerblading, snow shoeing, or ice skating...great locale for people watching, nature, and architecture - and a very convivial and genteel way to get...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Walking, jogging, roller blading, biking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing..... choose your pleasure. Parking is a bit limited, but this is one of the gathering places to relax, workout, and just enjoy a beautiful day outside.

Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Reviewed July 26, 2018

My Husband & I hop in our convertible at least once a week, just to drive around Minneapolis's beautiful Lake Harriett, over to used to be known as Lake Calhoun and finish off circling Lake of the Isles at the end of a hectic work...More

1  Thank SMStadnik
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from CuriousTraveler5050 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can rent bikes, kayaks, canoes, and SUP.
April 26, 2018|
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Response from teacherpam88 | Reviewed this property |
No, not in the city parks. However, there are trails in some 3 Rivers parks and many county and state parks, as well. Check it out at ExploreMinnesota website.
Erik C
July 20, 2017|
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Response from ScottGrahamMpls | Reviewed this property |
You bet. You are welcome to bring you own boats (no gas motors) and there is a vendor called Wheel Fun Rentals that rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards on Lake Calhoun. From Calhoun you can paddle to Lake of the... More