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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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One of the jewels of Minneapolis

The chain of lakes is a fantastic resource for the city, with shorelines largely protected by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great amenity

It was our first time in Minneapolis and went to the lake. What a great amentity to have so close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The chain of lakes is a fantastic resource for the city, with shorelines largely protected by parkland, and interconnected with bike/walking paths and parkways. Boating, swimming, fishing, ice skating and lounging are all possible.

Thank RayMan222
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time in Minneapolis and went to the lake. What a great amentity to have so close into the city. Great facilities and well used. We had a pleasant stroll round the lakes.

Thank dcjsimons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day had lots of fun not disappointed at all great workers nice energy in the air would go back

Thank Amanda0320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We leave within a few minutes walking distance from Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, we have a sail boat on lake Harriet, and we are at all of these lakes frequently throughout the week. We love it so much, we decided to buy here. We...More

Thank TX_travelling_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a canoe from Wheel Fun Rentals - $25/half day, which it plenty of time to hit all lakes if you are not circumnavigating them. Beware, restrooms are far and few between - plan accordingly. The only lake with restrooms & eatery is Lake...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chain of Lakes just outside of downtown Minneapolis are the best part about the city. Enjoy all sorts of water sports (canoe, kayak, paddle board) or have a bite and a beer at one of the lake side eateries.

2  Thank Holly E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those who live in Minneapolis sometimes don't appreciate what amazes any visitor - the full experience of the chain of lakes. Not only each lake and it's paths and restaurants and seasonal activities, but also the different neighborhoods, the Minnehaha connection, the neighborhoods ranging from...More

1  Thank SDL007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Running, biking, walking or just people watching, the "Lakes" of Minneapolis are a true gem. You can even get dinner and a beer before catching a concert at Lake Harriet.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get a true feeling for what Minnesotans like to do all year round, you must visit the beautiful Chain of Lakes. Even on cold winter days, people will be seen running and biking around the lakes, along with ice skating, ice sailing, and of...More

2  Thank momof4boys2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most northern lake is Lake of the Isles. Lake of the Isles is surrounded by some of Minneapolis' nicest homes. It is a quiet lake that's perfect for walking or bike riding. There are many sunny spots to get a tan and there's an...More

1  Thank Al O
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Erik C
20 July 2017|
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Response from ScottGrahamMpls | Reviewed this property |
You bet. You are welcome to bring you own boats (no gas motors) and there is a vendor called Wheel Fun Rentals that rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards on Lake Calhoun. From Calhoun you can paddle to Lake of the... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
5 October 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, in the summer, anywhere that has a patio allows dogs, and will offer water for them, lots of people run and bike with their dogs, there's a dog park over by Cedar Lake too - it's not big, but lots of shade.