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Address: Rochester, MN

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We rent the paddle boats every summer while I have my son here for his bi-yearly check up. We have been doing this for 8 yrs always have a great time, peddling along with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2016
Marilou K
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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone talks about Rochester's Silver Lake - the home of 20,000 Canadian Geese in the winter. I'm not sure if that is a validated number of geese, but I will certify we have a whole lot of them winter on the lake and grounds. A nearby powerplant warms the water so it won't melt and the geese enjoy that. Dozens... More 

Thank Alfred A
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

It was a little rainy out but this place was suggested to by a local and we found it boooooring as HECK! No geese or ducks and no vendors and no other people.

Thank ned56170
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We rent the paddle boats every summer while I have my son here for his bi-yearly check up. We have been doing this for 8 yrs always have a great time, peddling along with the trolling motor is a blast. We race my hubby, myself, my son, and grandsons dodging the ducks and geese, there is quite a few geese... More 

Thank Marilou K
Kasson, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

the walking biking trial on this lake is just so so. the goose grease is plentiful and messy. I do not hlike having to walk across the bridge on the busy street.

Thank Joseph E
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My boyfriend and I walked around to enjoy some time out after dinner, it was beautiful. The swings around the lake were a nice touch. I loved that I could see myself biking and walking daily with my man. I wished we had more time to walk all the way around. I would love to walk every morning around, just... More 

Thank Lindsay M S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

There are many geese in this park. You can rent paddle boats by the hour ,4 to a a boat.it has a small motor if you get tired of paddling.

Thank Diane G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

A pretty man-made lake that once had warm water fed into it in the winter keeping 1,000's of geese on it all year around. There are peddle boats and canoes available to rent and a very nice 2 mile walk around lake.

Thank DNelson2013
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Rode my bike along the river to Silver Lake on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It is a very pretty area with bike, kayak and other small boat rentals. It has a nice picnic area as well/ Lots of geese to keep you company!

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Hastings, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Many people, walk, ride and rollerblade around this lake, but everyone is very courteous and friendly. The length of the walking trail allows it not to feel crowded. A very enjoyable walk.

Thank Hfd14379
Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

I was visiting a friend and we went for a bike trail around Rochester downtown from the Silver lake park to the Mayowood Historical Mansion. The trail is super safe and goes through modern buildings to lots of nature. If you are interested to biking but doesn't have one, you can rent one for $8 an hour at the Silver... More 

Thank Plucani

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