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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Beautiful urban park connecting 4 lakes

Four of the key lakes in the city of Minneapolis (Cedar lake, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
minneapolis, MN
Friday Night Canoe Trip

As out-of-towners, we were pleasantly surprised at how accessible and fun Chain of Lakes was on a... read more

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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Four of the key lakes in the city of Minneapolis (Cedar lake, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska - former Calhoun - and Lake Harriet) connect via beautiful parkways, bike and pedestrian trails, and even via water channels (Bde Maka Ska to isles to...More

Thank mariquiroga
Reviewed 1 week ago

As out-of-towners, we were pleasantly surprised at how accessible and fun Chain of Lakes was on a Friday evening. We rented a canoe for 1-1/2 hours and enjoyed a leisurely paddle from Lake Calhoun to Lake of the Isles, where we tied up and ate...More

Thank dmresource
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even people from Minneapolis don't know this place. According to this address, we have come to the Mill City museum nearby.

3  Thank Yi En N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bike and walking paved lanes connect the chain of lakes. Lots of people getting lost when using there bikes here for the first time but there are plenty of "you are here" signs. Bring a snack, bring a bathing suit, water is cold but nice...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a short bike ride along the chain of lakes in the afternoon. We picked up a bike close to Lake of the Isles bakery and stopped at Lake Harriet to admire the view. A band happened to be playing Linda Ronstadt favorites and...More

Thank academictourist2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would be hard to find a better way to enjoy a nice day in Minneapolis. Gorgeous park setting with the lakes and the city skyline as the masterpiece.

Thank aspen24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chain of lakes is a fantastic resource for the city, with shorelines largely protected by parkland, and interconnected with bike/walking paths and parkways. Boating, swimming, fishing, ice skating and lounging are all possible.

Thank RayMan222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first time in Minneapolis and went to the lake. What a great amentity to have so close into the city. Great facilities and well used. We had a pleasant stroll round the lakes.

Thank dcjsimons
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Great day had lots of fun not disappointed at all great workers nice energy in the air would go back

Thank Amanda0320
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We leave within a few minutes walking distance from Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, we have a sail boat on lake Harriet, and we are at all of these lakes frequently throughout the week. We love it so much, we decided to buy here. We...More

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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
May 8, 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
October 5, 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, in the summer, anywhere that has a patio allows dogs, and will offer water for them, lots of people run and bike with their dogs, there's a dog park over by Cedar Lake too - it's not big, but lots of shade.