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Lake of the Isles

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Address: 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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Great spot for a ride

We rented the easily accessible ride share bikes in downtown and cruised out to this lake and circled the entire lake on the road that goes around it. Great bike designated path... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Neville V
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented the easily accessible ride share bikes in downtown and cruised out to this lake and circled the entire lake on the road that goes around it. Great bike designated path that is separate from the pedestrians. This was one of our favorite parts of our trip!

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Thank Neville V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the lakes are connected by great bike and pedestrian walk ways. Rent a bike or canoe to enjoy the beautiful views.

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Thank Marcia J
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem in the city. This lake isn't riund, but rather curves around to tease your sense of direction. Views of downtown, islands, beautiful stately homes and gardens....a perfect place to relax in a hammock to read a book, to go for a walk, jog, run or skate, to bike around, canoe or paddle.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to row a boat and enjoy the water. Do not plan on it being a place of isolation and solitude. There are lots of people out there on a nice day but the area is big enough that you can row or paddle a boat without worrying about running into anybody. There is some... More 

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sloopy79
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed biking around this lake. A good amount of people that walk and bike around this lake. But, not as packed as Lake Calhoun. Easy walk between the 2 lakes though.A nice peaceful place to take a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We frequent Isles a lot since moving to the area. We love the interesting path, with beautiful surroundings. It is nice to have a lake to walk around that is not just a circle. Everyone is pleasant and I like the separate bike and walking paths. One comment we do have is that we feel there could be one more... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are looking to avoid the summer crowds, walk or bike or skate around Lake of the Isles. Easy to get to from Harriet or Calhoun. Few people, calm and fun.

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Thank RuthMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a beautiful opportunity to run/jog/stroll/walk through a beautiful environment surrounded by some wonderful stately homes.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I first visited Lake of the Isles in 1968. I have since roller bladed around the lake with my children and grandchildren. This is my favorite place in Minneapolis. I know you will love it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Its a very good place for outdoor activities. The walk around the lake is very scenic.. I loved the lake and the surrounding houses. They are beautiful too. This is a must visit if you're in Minneapolis.

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