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“Beautiful huge lake, lovely walking trail”
Review of Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun
Ranked #7 of 211 things to do in Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful huge lake, lovely walking trail”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the most popular lake in the cities , the walking/biking trails are great. this is very busy in the summer and there is usually a huge line to rent a kayak or bicycle.
the beaches are great and a superb place to relax.

Visited October 2012
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Mayville, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“kayaking”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Loved it. Beautiful lake, adjoined to 2 other lakes. Water was calm and easy to kayak in . We had our own kayaks, but if you rent them, the rental place doesn't open until 11am. Only downside to the experience.

Visited September 2013
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Woodstock, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely family friendly beach!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great place to walk, ride your bike or hang out at the beach. With a view of lovely houses surrounding it, and cafes on one end, there's something for everyone.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The City Lake”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lake Calhoun is the "craziest" lake in Minneapolis from our experience. We call it the "City Lake", because it reminds us at times of Chicago's lakefront with the throngs of people and greater diversity of activities & people. It is not always a great lake to ride around on your bike (esp. if you are with the kids), but if you are experienced it can be wonderful. Unlike Harriet, there are volleyball games, sunbathers, and playgrounds along the path. Additionally, the food here is wonderful... but be prepared to wait a long, long time (both for ordering and for getting your food) when the day is beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Beautiful area”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Loved walking around the lake and taking in the area sights. Lovely houses and nice shops in the area. The place is very well maintained and enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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