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“Lake Harriet is frequently visited by families”
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
Ranked #7 of 221 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I love Lake Harriet because each lake has it's own feel to it. Lake Harriet is more family oriented just because there is the bandshell there. If you look during the summer, free movies in the park are great. There is even a website:
www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/
Lake Harriet is calmer than Lake Calhoun, but again is family oriented. If you want to avoid some traffic, I suggest walking there. There are sailboats and a couple summer beaches. But, I love to walk to the bandshell and get ice cream, popcorn, and then listen to the free music in the summer. The best part, is you can bring a picnic and watch a movie or listen to music and it's in the open air and FREE!

Thank Teeny68
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Make sure you go to Peace Park, it is lovely. The lakes are a great place to rent a bike, go for a walk, or a swim in the summer. I hear you can skate on the lake in the winter.

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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.

2  Thank mpls/stpaul
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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.

Thank mpearl2012
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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.

Thank Steve B
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