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“Good place to walk....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
Ranked #6 of 196 things to do in Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place to walk....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

...but PLEASE keep your dogs out of the lake! There are a many migratory birds on the lake and there is a lot of bacteria in the water already. Thankfully, the park police is issuing expensive fines to people letting their dogs swim in the lake this year. I walk around the lake every day. Always nice to see the seasons change.
There are a lot of 'walk-a-thon' and running events at this lake which snarl traffic in the neighborhood (parking is limited) which gets very tiring at times. Best time to walk is on a week day evening or morning. Great place to walk the dog and meet neighbors.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Three miles of walking, biking, wind surfing or roller blading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A city lake with a historic yacht club where many Minnapolitans learned to sail and race their scows. Looking for a bit of outdoor exercise, the walk around the lake is about three miles of paved walking and biking paths.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful year round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Walking, running, biking, with a dog, a friend, family - whatever you prefer, Lake Harriet provides a beautiful backdrop! Swim in the summer, rent a kayak, paddle board or canoe and enjoy the water. You can bring a picnic and listen to music almost all summer. You can buy snacks from Bread & Pickle during the warm months. And when snow finally falls, you can still get out and exercise, thanks to the plowing of the paths all winter!

Visited September 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lake Harriet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love the bike trail around this lake and other nearby lakes. Minneapolis and St. Paul have many choices when it comes to bicycling, and this is one.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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“Gotta Love Lake Harriet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The best of the chain of lakes, Harriett is beautiful, walkable, with unique surprises along the way (tree gnome, beaches, rose garden, bandshell).

Visited September 2012
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