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Chain of Lakes

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Address: 400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all...

Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.

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We rented bikes and road around Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake of the Isles. To find an enchanting and bustling place of beauty in the middle of the city was such a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We rented bikes and road around Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake of the Isles. To find an enchanting and bustling place of beauty in the middle of the city was such a wonderful discovery! I really got a taste of why so many people love Minnesota. I was visiting from CA and can compare it to the nicer beach... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

bike, roller blade. canoe, walk, jog, swim, paddle board, watch the girls - watch the boys. From 2 to 92, If you can't find something you like here, you're not liv'in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you like to get out and feel the lake breeze, whether the lakes are frozen or solid, listen to bird-song, the asphalt paths are a walking paradise -- if you allow for weather! There are also bike paths on the lakes. In the warm season there are paddlers, sailors, swimmers, and beach-goers enjoying the water and wooded views. Through... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We love the lakes. we moved to within a mile form the lakes chain 40 years ago to raise our cildren and participate in the beauty and excitement of the lakes. From walks around the lakes all year round, to biking, swimming, kayaking, rollerblading, and just being there, we love it and know that visitors love it as well. Frequently,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I wasn't particularly impressed with the chain of lakes. Perhaps I'm not fond of nature, but I found the area and the lakes to be uninspiring. I wouldn't recommend going out of the way to see them.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I love this area of Minneapolis. You can enjoy a walk, run, or bicycle ride around the lakes. In the summer you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and sailing. Playgrounds, beach, fishing, picnic areas. Concerts at Lake Harriet. Rose garden is beautiful. Winter you can enjoy ice fishing. All around fun. Restaurants in walking distance. Whole Foods near by.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have a canoe on the channel between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, and I would highly recommend renting a canoe (or getting in touch with me) and canoeing or kayaking the chain of lakes. Really, really beautiful place within the city, I can recommend it enough! Even just walking around the lakes is a wonderful way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Took a walk around one of the larger lakes. The views were beautiful. A trail runs around the lakes and it has plenty of seats to stop and rest. Great area to unwind and recharge the batteries.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Whether you are walking, biking, running or driving this is one of my favorite places in Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Chain of Lakes is a great place to experience the seasons in an urban setting. I have walked and biked around the lakes during all four seasons. The views of the change from season to season whether across the lakes and up close are better than a post card. While summer weekends are congested during the week or during... More 

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