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Silver Lake

Rochester, MN
+1 507-261-9049
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A gorgeous place to walk, run, stroll, bike, etc.!

Walking around Silver Lake and hearing the water, geese and ducks is a wonderful way to relax! As... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Lizann2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
Nice Thinking..

It's a nice place to think and just breathe while your thoughts flow.. Or just to have a nice... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
arielt725
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Minnesota, United States
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“paddle boats” (10 reviews)
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Rochester, MN
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Walking around Silver Lake and hearing the water, geese and ducks is a wonderful way to relax! As you walk around, you see wildlife and when you pass around or through the playground/picnic area, you get to see people enjoying each other while their children...More

2  Thank Lizann2013
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

It's a nice place to think and just breathe while your thoughts flow.. Or just to have a nice lunch, in or out the car : )

Thank arielt725
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

There is a rather large flock of ducks and geese that live in this park year round. They are really neat especially in the spring and fall when they are joined by the migrating flocks. On nice fall, winter, and spring days this is a...More

3  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

There is a peacefulness about Silver Lake—a small bit of water on the edge of downtown Rochester. It is a great place for a stroll and for goose watching. Winter is quieter than other seasons, but there is still a lot to see.

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

A great place to walk around the lake no matter what time of season. Watch out for goose poop though. Plenty of parking on all ends of the lake. 2 parks near the lake one on west end and another on the east end. There...More

Thank Sami N
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

The paved walk around the lake is about 3 miles. There are plenty of places to take a rest and for being in the city the scenery is pleasant. Canada geese are frequent in a few places so the pavement can sometimes have some "slick"...More

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I used to really like walking around Silver Lake. Not anymore. All the tall weeds planted on thee shoreline keep you from seeing the water and enjoying the view. And the goose poop on the trail is gross. Maybe our great Mayor Ardell should focus...More

Thank Aaron E
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Silver Lake is a beautiful place to go. There are a ton of geese and ducks and they are hilarious! Bring some bread along so you can feed them... The views are nice, the atmosphere is calm, it's a great place to come if you...More

Thank Jones050110
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to take a leisurely walk not far from downtown. Just walk some of the walk ways on the back side of the lake where it is nice and quiet. LOTS of migrating birds to observe in the fall.

Thank David S
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Silver Lake is a nice place to take a stroll, see some ducks and geese, watch some birds and get some fresh air. The walking/biking path goes completely around the lake and makes a nice walk for people and dogs and is a good place...More

Thank sue m
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M O
November 4, 2015|
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Response from annews9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are scheduled to dredge the lake starting this fall. Part of the reason is to improves drainage. A lot of storm runoff goes into this lake and has caused a rise in water level and some flooding.
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Janna K
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Response from DebJG | Reviewed this property |
No cabins. It's not the kind of lake that you vacation on, or fish on. It's more of a side attraction, actually, that you enjoy while you are in Rochester for some other event. Definitely not a lake to build a vacation... More
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