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Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
Ranked #6 of 206 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Favorite walk and people watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Bike, walk, roller blade. Minneapolis' classic icon for young and young at heart.Ogle the city's unique natives, or ignore them and enjoy your circumnavigation. Fun with or without crowds, year after year. Must see place to bring visitors for the TRUE Twin Cities experience.

Visited September 2012
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Greenwood, Indiana
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Part of Grand Rounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stopped at Lake Harriet (a little out of season) but it was nice and I can only imagine it would be great in the summer time.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place to walk....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Steve B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Three miles of walking, biking, wind surfing or roller blading”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful year round”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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