Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
4.5

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KK78
Bay Shore, NY803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful greenspace with lots of parking to explore the lake by boat or around the boat on foot or bicycle. Options to get food and drink too.
Written August 7, 2023
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Rodney D
Pittsburgh, PA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Very nice environment. Relaxing with lots of open space to sit and enjoy the lake and all of its amenities. On site coffee shop was great and even had an Ice cream offering.
Written June 25, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
A part of the Chain of Lakes which is a beautiful urban park system started in 1883. Beautiful lake surrounded by a walking and biking path and a nice beach on the southern shore. The Lake Harriet Bandshell on the northern end of the lake is the home for outdoor summer concerts.
Written January 17, 2023
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SarahsOffAgain
London, United Kingdom149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a nice walk around Lake Harriet - a short walk as one of our party had limited mobility but it was flat and had easy paths with a lot of shade. We saw families swimming in the lake and there are also paddle boards/canoes to hire. And a cafe which is ok for a snack and drink.
Written July 16, 2022
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Leza H
London, UK665 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Nice views of the lake. Picnic tables as there’s an on-site food place. More tables need shades as the sun was fierce the day we visited. Food was very mediocre especially for the price. Take your own food instead and simply enjoy a pretty lake view.
Written June 19, 2022
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djinnooi
Sydney359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We came to the lake to take Master Eight to the playground. It would have been nice to walk around the lake, but Master Eight was sadly not inclined to be dragged away from the play area, and it was probably too cold for us Sydneysiders who had just come from more summery temperatures. We enjoyed marvelling at the frozen water, though it was sadly too thin to walk on in early April.
I can imagine it would be a lovely area to go for a walk when the weather warms up (for those accustomed to more temperate climes, anyway; we spotted some locals in shorts, so they were clearly enjoying the relatively milder weather compared to that of the deep winter months). There is a bandstand by the water and I’m sure that outdoor concerts here in the summer would be very picturesque.
Written April 14, 2022
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Gbb
Minneapolis, MN225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The path around Harriet is well maintained and the lake is always lovely. Check out the bandshell and the Rose Garden in the spring; the Linden Hills neighborhood on the west side is very nice as well. This area is very safe and the paths are heavily used.
Written February 2, 2022
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valeri
Staunton, VA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beautiful in all seasons. Ran around the lake a few years ago for the Minneapolis Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, and enjoy coming in the summer spring and fall for a walk around the lake and people and dog watching. There are parking lots, and often street parking available .
Written October 11, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
There are some excellent trails here for long walks with lots of views of the tranquil lake. Good in all sorts of weather. You might spot Mary Tyler Moore throwing her hat in the air.
Written August 7, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I did a walk around this lake and I felt like Mary Tyler Moore, although I did not throw my hat into the air. The air was fresh and the views were pleasant.
Written September 25, 2020
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