Lake of the Isles

Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis: Address, Phone Number, Lake of the Isles Reviews: 5/5

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David R
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Walk at noon
Jul 2021 • Family
We took a walk around the lake with our kids and were happy with the scenery. My wife enjoyed looking at the homes and the neighborhood in general. It was a pretty popular path when we were on it but everyone shared the Parh well and appreciated that the bike path was separated from the walking path

The only gripes I had was that there weren’t many water fountains. I’ll admit we weren’t the best prepared as we went as a spur of the moment. However, when we did the full lap we saw maybe two water fountains. And the were pretty close together on one side of the lake. Also, we saw that there were boat rentals online. However, make sure you book beforehand as there is no way tk do it there, we saw the canoes but no way of renting them
Written July 14, 2021
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,825 contributions
Beautiful area in April and May!
Apr 2021
We drove around Lake of the Isles and admired all of the blooming gardens and trees. We love this area and used to spend a lot of time here walking. The home owners put a lot of effort into having spring displays of flowers. It was absolutely gorgeous, just like going to a drive-through garden. Car speed is limited to 25 mph because of the large amount of pedestrian and bike traffic, so you can really enjoy people's gardens. And, a couple of the mansions are for sale!
Written May 1, 2021
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Mpls advocate
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions
Good. Big.
Apr 2021
Paved, wheelchair accessible path. Bikes travel 10 m.p.h.; cars speed limit is 25 m.p.h. Bring your convertible and go 15 m.p.h!
Written April 26, 2021
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN1,101 contributions
Beautiful Lake in the Heart of the City
Jun 2020
The most peaceful and scenic of the lakes amongst the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. Can easily be accessed through the channel connecting to Lake Bde Maka Ska(formerly known as Lake Calhoun) where kayaks and canoes can be rented.
Written December 14, 2020
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Jen C
Minneapolis, MN27 contributions
MN Lakes During The Summer - Always a Win
Jul 2020
Minneapolis Parks and Rec Dept does a great job of keeping all the lakes connected and user friendly. You can't go wrong with this lake either. It's got plenty of walking paths, and green space for just hanging out (and staying socially distant). It's also connected to Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) by a channel so it's good for whatever water sport you like (SUP, kayaking, canoeing)--rental on the shores of the other lake.
Written December 8, 2020
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Brumba
Savage, MN117 contributions
Wonderful eye candy
Oct 2020 • Couples
The path around the lake is about 2.75 miles with a walking path, a bike path and a one way road. Isles is the middle lake in a three lake connected chain. It has some very expensive residences, wonderful scenery, sports fields, boating and dog parks.
Written October 9, 2020
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Adrianna L
76 contributions
Beautiful, but best enjoyed in warmer weather!
Mar 2020
I absolutely love the beauty and tranquility of "Lake of the Isles."
It's a good walk around the lake but best enjoyed in warmer weather. It was just too cold and windy to walk the whole trail on the day I was there. Regardless, it's a wonderful place to harmonize with nature. In the summer months you can canoe, kayak, or paddle board the lake. Great trails for biking, running, or walking. The houses facing the lake are glorious and opulent. Definitely an upscale neighborhood. In the beginning credits of the popular show "Mary Tyler Moore" the star Mary can be seen walking along "Lake of the Isles." A gem of a lake in the heart of Minneapolis!
Written March 11, 2020
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David E J
Minneapolis, MN412 contributions
Jewel of the city!
Jan 2020
This is an incredible spot - love the walking path. Nothing more relaxing than taking a walk around Lake of the Isles!
Written January 21, 2020
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momof4boys2016
Minneapolis, MN59 contributions
Most peaceful lake on the Chain of Lakes
Aug 2019 • Solo
The only thing that is on Lake of the Isles is a warming house and an ice rink on the north end of the lake in the winter and that’s exactly why so many of us love this lake. No concessions, no boat rentals, just a piece of nature for you. Far more interesting than a walk around than Bde Maka Ska, Lake of the Isles boasts a peaceful sidewalk around this winding lake (just less than 3 miles around). There is also a Bike Trail around the perimeter, There are two islands that are bird sanctuaries so people are not allowed on them. Near the southwest part of the lake is a bridge over the channel which leads to Cedar Lake. Here on the bridge is a beautiful spot to see the skyline of downtown Minneapolis. Leashed dogs are allowed on the walking path but there is also an off leash dog park across the street from the south end of the lake. Call the Minneapolis Park Board at 612-230-6400 to get an annual permit. Visitors with dogs may buy a day permit for $5.00 from the Park Board.
Written December 10, 2019
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Foodie/MN
Minneapolis, MN124 contributions
One of another ideal places to walk in the Twin Cities
Sep 2019
Whether you are on a first date, walking the dog or just needing some fresh air and exercise alone, the Lake of the Isles is a scenic, enjoyable and easy walk.
Written October 21, 2019
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