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“Favorite Lake”
Review of Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun
Ranked #8 of 213 things to do in Minneapolis
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Favorite Lake”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I love this lake because it's right on the busline and is easy to calculate miles walked around. Lots of different people but only come at certain times like around 9-11am. Otherwise it is CROWDED. 4th of July watching fireworks while swimming here is awesome.

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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“Busy urban lake”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This lake has it all in the summer, and good-luck maneuvering any of the paths, pedestrian or cycle. It is worth a visit just to people-watch. There are 3 beaches, a pavilion with food, beer and ice-cream, people do all kinds of water sports (including wind-surfing), and it is right outside of Uptown, so it is easy to spend a day here (a walk takes about an hour depending on your pace, give or take 10-15 minutes) and then walk to Uptown for dinner or a movie. It is perfect for families, couples, or the urban outdoor recreationist. Lots of dogs too! Parking and traffic can be challenging on a perfect summer day, or the first beautiful day of spring, be prepared.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Boating !”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

it is the best place to enjoy a weekend here..we have a small shore for playing with water and the view of the uptown is really good..and there is person near boating who takes you for free ride on every Sunday evening .

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“small beach, large sunsets”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Lake Calhoun is a great summer getaway for all Minneapolis residents. It features a boathouse with fish and chips, as well as paddleboat and kayak rentals. The lake is open for swimming and has a man made sand beach to relax and grab some summer rays. It is also a wonderful place to sit and read a book as you watch the sun set behind the city skyline. The lake is surrounded by the Ground Rounds biking and walking trails, which run round the lake as well as through the Lake of The Isles.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“perfect for all”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

wow, what a place! A hidden but necessary to see treasure in the area, Do GO here!!!!! Beautiful, stunning, more than meets the eye!

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