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“Spent a lot of time here!”
Review of Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet
Ranked #6 of 212 things to do in Minneapolis
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spent a lot of time here!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This lake is also a wonderful place to go and spend some lazy afternoons swimming, picnicking, barbecuing, and listening to the orchestra in the bandshell on the Northwest side of the lake in the evening. There's a trolley that runs about a mile here to take customers back and forth. Just off 50th And Penn on the south side to about 44th on the north. It's almose easier to take 50th, Interlachen Blvd. west to MN 100!

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
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“Lake Harriet”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I learned to swim in this lake at three years old, the old 47th beach so it's a favorite of mine. It's always been a special place for a walk, run, bike ride, concert or ice cream at the pavilion. Many races through the year with the two theme runs in the autumn which are really fun! Do the trolley at least once and get a little history lesson in the process. Lake Harriet is a very social lake. Seems I always run into someone I know. It's very congested on summer weekends.The only challenge is that the bike trail can be dangerous approaching the bandstand area. Bikers and folks on roller blades fly and there are just too many people during peak times, especially during concerts for this.
I usually wrap up my time at Lake Harriet with a short walk over to Linden Hills to get a great coffee, BBQ at Famous Dave's, visit Great Harvest or stop and shop at any of the numerous little stores. People are super friendly in this neighborhood! Terrific and favorite area of Minneapolis.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“I love lake Harriet!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Lake Harriet is an awesome place to take the dog and kids for a walk! There are lots of stops around the lake to play, grab a bite, or just enjoy the view.

Visited February 2013
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St. Paul
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“Emotions in motion run and Running with the Law”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Well organized run around the lake. Police, Fire, Ambulance, race officials and volunteers working together for all. Clean paths and streets shared by runners, bikers, walkers, dogs, cats, birds. Green grass, flowers, fresh air, clean water, sailboats, trees, benches , everything needed for an outdoor activity. Oh, available porta potties too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 attraction reviews
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“Little Gem”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Lake Harriet has a lot to offer such a small lake and it begins with that. The lake is very walkable. It's great for people and dog watching. It has a band shell that usually has something going on in the summer early eves.

Visited August 2012
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