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“Great Way To Spend A Lazy Afternoon”
Review of Lake Calhoun

Lake Calhoun
Ranked #7 of 208 things to do in Minneapolis
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St Paul
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Way To Spend A Lazy Afternoon”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Walking trails are great to bike or walk around lakes. Plenty of seating around lakes to people watch.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Summer and Winter Wonderland Just Minutes From Downtown Minneapolis”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Lake Calhoun (and the other connecting lakes) are the jewels of the Twin City metro area! By far this is the busiest and most used park area in the city. Summer beckons all forms of recreation from sailing, kayaking (rentals available), biking, in line skating, walking and running. Winter offers cross country skiing, hockey, ice skating as well as walking and running for enthusiasts.

There is a lake side eatery (summer only) and just blocks away is the entire Uptown area of Minneapolis famed for its endless array of bars, restaurants, shops and so much more. When you add the connecting lakes....Isles, Harriet and Cedar....you have a near twelve mile loop that may be unequaled anywhere in the US.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“Nice day on the water”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

I recommend a walk to Lake of the Isles and canoeing through the chain of lakes. Rent a bike to bike the Greenway. The greenway paths share the best of both worlds with access to Uptown and Downtown as well as connecting to West River Parkway.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Is there a better urban lake in the country?”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Calhoun is by far the most urban - and busiest - of all the lakes in this "City of Lakes." Yes, it's sometimes crowded, and yes, parking can be challenging at times, but the people watching combined with the natural beauty of the lake contrasted with the man-made beauty of the nearby downtown skyline make this lake and surrounding park, bikeways and walkways a must-see in the Twin Cities. Three beaches, fishing, volleyball, canoeing, windsurfing, an endless parade of people of all ages and ethnicities - even a converted boathouse that serves awesome fish tacos - make Lake Calhoun one of my favorite spots in the entire Twin Cities Metro.

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Good fishing from shore. . .great by boat”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I've caught and released many alb bass from this lake and there are some great Pike and absolutely huge 60+ inch Muskie cruising the weed edges here. In the spring the shallows on the lake of the Isle side of the bridge provide decent pre-spawn action, as does most of the area between and connecting the 2 lakes

Visited June 2013
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