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“Wooded and hilly lake similar to those of Western MI” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
Ranked #6 of 206 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wooded and hilly lake similar to those of Western MI”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Reminds me of lakes in Western MI. Plenty of trees, but it can get busy and the bike paths narrow a bit too much at times.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lake Harriet is frequently visited by families”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2012
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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“rent a bike and ride around the lakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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