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Address: Rochester, MN
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Nice Place to Relax/Beware of Goose Poop!

There is a walking trail around most of the lake and it is shady in spots and sunny in others. Well worth the time to stroll around alone or w/a companion. The amount of geese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John G
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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161 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a walking trail around most of the lake and it is shady in spots and sunny in others. Well worth the time to stroll around alone or w/a companion. The amount of geese hanging out here means being careful of where you step. Nice location near downtown Rochester.

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a relaxing place to visit if you have some free time away from the Mayo Clinic. It has a nice view and a great peaceful feeling.

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Springfield, Missouri
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We lived in Rochester, over 40 years ago, and our children loved to feed popcorn to the geese. It is still an attraction for all ages.

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Thank Judith G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Great scenic trail to walk with friends, loved one, and even our dog loves it. There is parking around the lake and does contain 2 playground sets for little ones to play. The only reason why I gave Silver lake a 4 instead of a 5 is because the lake has become overrun with geese, ducks, and other birds. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

My son and I rented an electric paddle boat and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon on Silver Lake and the Zumbro River. We enjoyed the views of downtown, too. We came back the next day to rent bikes and ride along the river on the paved trails. The man who works at the rental shop is very nice and helpful.

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Thank Mindy C
North Carolina
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Peaceful setting to run around the lake. Options provided to continue the loop or hop on to one of the other trails connecting through Rochester. The Canadian geese are friendly, although a little possessive of their space.

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Thank MrPickwick
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you like to take a stroll around the lake or have a decent bike ride there are plenty of trails around town. Silver Lake offers nice scenery while enjoying the outdoors. A couple different play areas for the kids if they need a break. Only down side is all the geese in the summer time. Don't eat the tootsie... More 

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Southern California
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Was in town for a visit to Mayo and needed a place to go before and after procedure. This is minutes from town and offers a picturesque small lake to walk around. Most of the trail is away from the road, but part of it follows the main road - not so nice. Lots of places to sit and view... More 

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Thank keyze
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Walking around silverlake is so peaceful, quiet and relaxing. I often go just to people watch. Love the see the geese iin the spring with there babies.

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Thank Mark R
Rochester, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nice quiet park to park your car and enjoy the lake or geese that hang out there. No charge. You can bring a picnic and chill out.

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