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Address: Rochester, MN

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Nice convenient place to walk.

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coralville, Iowa
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st paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a nice park to walk and relax in plus it is fun to watch the canadian geese and the people are really friendly and caring. It is a great place to unwind and think.

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Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

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Oglesby, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restful get away from Clinic where you can stretch your legs after sitting all day at clinic. Lots of geese! Fun to watch.

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1 Thank Kristina D
Preston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very quiet, lovely spot. Especially nice if you are in town for stressful medical issues. The ducks are an added feature. We stop by here from time time-especially when stress invades our lives.

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1 Thank William S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to the park to take photos... Couldnt believe all the geese. Take the time to walk around and appreciate the view. If you have a camera bring it. Lots of photo opportunities, just watch where you step. Picnic tables set up during season.

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1 Thank Tim L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Nice place for a stroll at your own pace. Watch where you walk. Goose droppings everywhere, especially in grassy areas.

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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Walk around the lake on many well marked paved and unpaved trails. Lots of trees, flowers and geese.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 

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1 Thank Alfred A
Duluth, Minnesota
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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.

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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 

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