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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Best bike trails in the US

We rented bikes close to our hotel and spent a fabulous day biking around the lakes and the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie K
Newton, Massachusetts
via mobile
Drive, bike or walk around the chain of laks

No matter how you do it going around the lakes is always a beautiful place to be near the water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We rented bikes close to our hotel and spent a fabulous day biking around the lakes and the city. Trails are primarily bikes -only as walkers have their own trails. The terrain is flat and the views are spectacular. Biking around the lakes was a...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter how you do it going around the lakes is always a beautiful place to be near the water , people watch,and check out the very nice homes. Sometimes there are free concerts at the Harriet Lake Band-shell, picnics or games being played on...More

Thank jamesforslund
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stretching from Brownie Lake all the way down to Lake Nokomis, the 6 lakes string together a continuous bike/walk path called the Grand Rounds. The 2nd most visited city park system in the nation (Central Park is #1). Gorgeous scenery, beautiful homes and a great...More

Thank ScottGrahamMpls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through this area in June and it was one of the most beautiful areas that I have seen in the US. Clean, outstanding mansions, it has everything!

Thank TallulahKBT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are planning a trip to the boundary waters and wanted/needed practice in the canoe. We were able to change things up and test who work better together. This is a great place to get out and see. We knew about the location but never...More

Thank bsnsmn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like water, then you will really like this place. My woman liked this a lot, but I was not so much,

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well Maintained with bike, hike, paddle. Mountain bike trails dried quickly after rain. The canoe launch was around the corner and down the hill, so some portage of canoe /kayak. Fishing looked productive, the kids coming off the lake had some good luck. Lake is...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Large area of lakes and rivers. Beautiful vistas of the city and surrounding country. Nice place to go for a walk or just drive around if you don't have much time.

Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The LA Lakers were the Mpls Lakers from 1945 -1960!! Yes Mpls is the city of Lakes and MN the State of 15,000 Lakes! Free Band Concerts Every Night st Awesome Lake Harriet Bandshell Starting Friday before Memoriak Day through Labor Day!! Free with great...More

Thank Froomcat
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm a bit biased on this one as I grew up in this area. There were so many things to do we never got bored. Parks, lakes, parkways. Bikes, swimming, fishing, ball games of every sort. Overall great area.

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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.