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Lake of the Isles

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Address: 2500 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2332
Phone Number: 612 661 4800
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One of 10,000 reasons to love Minnesota

We were amazed at the number of people walking, running, and biking around the lake, as well as boating or paddling in the lake. Loved the two paths - one for runners/walkers and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were amazed at the number of people walking, running, and biking around the lake, as well as boating or paddling in the lake. Loved the two paths - one for runners/walkers and one for bikers. Absolutely beautiful lake in a gorgeous neighborhood.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A walk around Lake of the Isles makes one realize that the city fathers and mothers designed it well. Stately homes and mansions surround it, but are set back, across the parkway. One can stroll in peace, look at the houses and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lake of the Isles has its own personality in the Chain of Lakes established by the City of Minneapolis to ensure all residents are within six miles of a park area with water access. This is the only lake with small islands. It is reedier and muddier than other lakes, but it is the only lake which is used for... More 

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Storm Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This charming lake in south Minneapolis has been our delight since student days. Several isles divide the long lake making the walk around it a constant surprise. Well paved walk accommodates two way foot traffic and several runners. All ages mingle there as always, occasionally one can spot some picnickers seated on the grass between the lake and the walkway.... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a friend from out of town here. You can rent solo or tandem kayaks or stand-up-paddleboard for very reasonable prices. I recommend bringing some lunch with you in the boat and taking about 2 hours to paddle around!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a glorious stretch of land within the city! Such wise planning to have shores accessible to the public while maintaining their beauty! Amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time, we walked around the lake and it was nice looking at houses. It was pleasant and serene looking at the lake and lotus flowers. I enjoyed and would go back again. Lots of people drive bikes I would love to do that next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I walked from downtown, through a park, across the bridge, through a bit of a neighborhood and around the Lake of the Isles, about 8 miles total. Everything is beautifully manicured and the area is busy with locals enjoying the out doors. We even found a potty stop at the soccer field (thankfully). If you're not afraid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The LOTI is just spectacular - one lovely lifestyles of the rich and famous home after another. The architectural variety is great - from tudor to French mini-castle to modern, you will find them all, one next to another. And on the other side of the road, a lovely lake with people canoeing, fishing and paddle boarding away.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we wanted to take bikes around the lake and adjoining lakes. I was a weekend with clear hot weather. the bike rental was all backed up so we used the public access bikes which suited our needs

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