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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Lake Harriet is fantastic. A great size for walking, cycling, skating around. Lovely little beach areas for swimming in the lake. Boats/ kayaks for hire, as well as cafes and music at times. An amazing asset for a city to have.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

A wonderful place to walk, bike, picnic, swim, listen to and concerts at the Band Shell and even take a street car around he lake. Wonderful fun!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Nothing beats a run/walk around lake harriet. The path has tree coverage in various places making it a good destination for any season running. Not into running? Lake Harriet also offers a bike trail, beach and kayak/boat rental. Visit the Rose Gardens or take a walk over to Lake Calhoun, visit the bandshell with its multitude of activities or just sit and relax. A must while in the Twin Cities.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

I was here for a bike ride. Last winter , Lake Harriet hosted the Art Shanty project with a number of art related ice houses. In summer, visitors can visit Bread and Pickles, a seasonal restaurant. Those interested in history can ride a streetcar north for a short ride on historic streetcars. A local group raised money to refurbish the lavish women's bathrooms. Music lovers gather at the Lake Harriet bandshell. Visitors can listen to a concert every day from June to August from a wide variety of performers. Ornithologists can bird watch at the bird sanctuary. The nearby rose gardens are beautiful in warm weather.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

We used to spend a lot of time on Lake Harriet Island, but the nature-Nazis have pretty much wreaked the experience. Used to be, there were ducks, geese, and even swans along the banks and the park was a really relaxed place to spend a summer afternoon. Now, there are park employees chasing the birds off and special events (usually weddings) that rope off substantial portions of the park for the use of the rich and powerful only. We go back once a year to see if it has gotten any better, but it has always been worse. The high cost of gentrification, I guess.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Thomas D
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