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Lake Harriet

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Address: West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: +1 612 661 4800
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A walker's paradise.

If you want an easy, yet enjoyable stroll around a beautiful lake, this is absolutely the perfect place. Having walked around this great Minneapolis resource for many years, I can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Woody J
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have seen other waterfalls before you will not be impressed by this one but if you have time to kill, I guess go for it...I was completely bored and umimpressed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an easy, yet enjoyable stroll around a beautiful lake, this is absolutely the perfect place. Having walked around this great Minneapolis resource for many years, I can easily recommend Lake Harriet as a place to leisurely stroll, fast walk or run along the well-appointed pathway. The view is second to none. If you get tired of looking... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

watching the sail boats, concerts at the band school, getting natural spring water. viewing the rose garden. bicycle and pedestrian paths. connected to the city chain of lakes by minnehaha creek

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Brownie, Cedar, Lake of the Isles and Calhoun are connected and certainly very worthy of a visit, especially in a canoe or kayak, it is Lake Harriet, located just a half mile south of Lake Calhoun (and NOT on the chain) that is my favorite lake. It truly has the most amenities for everybody whether you are a lone... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to hang out and people watch. This is a favorite for us any time we're in town. Casual concerts at the band shell are lots of fun and create a relaxed sense of community.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often bike here, along with a trail that connects Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake, great summer concerts, especially Sunday afternoon, very nice and easy bike trail

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sailboats, beaches, joggers, bikers, and dog walkers make this a well used gem in the city. Visit the nearby Lyndale rose gardens. Snack bar near the pavilion which often has evening concerts in the summer. .

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A natural sanctuary with shady trails for healthful activities such as walking, biking and running. The lake and sailboats are relaxing to watch as well as providing great photography opportunities. Bring a picnic or buy food on site.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shade for hot weather days. Each time we visit Twin Cities, we enjoy coming here for a walk around the lake before heading to a restaurant for dinner. Lots of people out walking and running on the trail.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Lake Harriet to walk the trails around it while admiring the pretty water views,sailboats,wildlife and also see who I meet going the opposite way. Most people are friendly if you want to stop and pet their dog. It takes me about an hour to walk around medium pace. Also trails for bikers,roller bladers. If you walk counter... More 

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