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“Water by the water”
Review of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Ranked #3 of 121 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
Lafayette, California
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Water by the water”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's so nice to see locals enjoy what Mother Nature puts in front of them. I was there for a crew event - and wow - these women can row! But good to see my hometown of Oakland emerge as a destination for those who are trying to make a difference. Great day, great weather, fabulous venue!

Visited August 2012
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Castro Valley, California
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31 reviews
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“Good place for walking.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lake Merritt is very popular with those who like to walk for exercise, but it's not really a place for family picnics.
The geese droppings are everywhere and there are not too many seats. Children's Fairyland is a fun visit for younger kids, but it's not a place you wantr to visit often.

Visited July 2012
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Oakland, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Love it”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Me and my husband rented a paddle boat and it was like your in anorther world outside of oakland. I love the lake

Visited August 2012
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El Cerrito, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place for a walk”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

For some reason, I worked 2 blocks from the lake for over 10 years without ever walking the lake. Now that I've discovered the pleasure of walking around the lake, I walk around it a couple times a week during my lunch break. It is a great place to take a break from your busy day and get a little exercise.

Visited November 2012
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San Dimas, California
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure in Oakland”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The lights along the shore turn Lake Merritt into a wonderland at night. It is comforting to be able to look out over this body of water and walking along its shore makes you feel like you are still connected to the natural world in the very urban environment of the City of Oakland. Watch for Lake Merritt when you lands and Oakland Airport at night.

Visited October 2012
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