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Lake Harriet

West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-661-4800
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A little paradise in the middle of a big city

I'm so fortunate to live just blocks from Lake Harriet. One of the nice things about lakes in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathleen K
The Shanty Exhibit

We visited just in time to see the Shanty Exhibit. Wonderful creations on the frozen lake were a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynda S
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“rose garden” (65 reviews)
“linden hills” (21 reviews)
“people watching” (30 reviews)
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West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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+1 612-661-4800
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"rose garden"
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"linden hills"
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"people watching"
in 30 reviews
"summer concerts"
in 9 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 14 reviews
"an ice cream cone"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful homes"
in 16 reviews
"peace garden"
in 8 reviews
"walking path"
in 16 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 15 reviews
"concession stand"
in 9 reviews
"twin cities"
in 32 reviews
"north side"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 10 reviews
"free concerts"
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"mile walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so fortunate to live just blocks from Lake Harriet. One of the nice things about lakes in Minneapolis is that they are surrounded by public trails (one for walking/running, another for biking and rollerblading). The trails are tree-lined and when you look across the...More

Thank Kathleen K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited just in time to see the Shanty Exhibit. Wonderful creations on the frozen lake were a joy to see.

Thank Lynda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice gateway from the crowded city and park has nice music played also. Enjoyed the sunshine and the bike ride

Thank Tulikachandra
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Lake Harriet is my go to place for walking and kangooing. While it always seems busy, there is always a place to park somewhere along the trail and so much fun people watching. It's also great to stop at the Bandshell for some yummy treats!...More

Thank Diana H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It's beautiful to walk around here. Especially when the rose gardens are in bloom. It's not as busy as Calhoun, and there is the restaurant and the bandstand to utilize as well. It's one of my favorite lakes to walk around.

Thank linang943
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

It's always relaxing to walk around the lake & catch a concert at the bandshell; lots of variety & a great view of the lake!

Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you are a runner, this is a great spot to run, while people watching. Beautiful homes in a lively part of the Twin Cities. Enjoy!

Thank jarrodpeterson
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Lake Harriet is my favorite one to walk of the chain of lakes. You can look at the lake, or the beautiful homes that surround it. In the summer, the old Lake Harriet Trolley is a must-do for families with children. Grab some popcorn from...More

Thank krae21
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a nice recreation area. Walking around the late is so inviting to go for a run, ride my bike, kayak in the late or just stroll around. The area is just so gorgeous. The fall colors have started to change during my visit and...More

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Or rent one there.... This lake is perfect to bike around or walk around. A must see and experience in MSP. I go here all the time for my excercise.

Thank Ken B
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Travelerxowkety
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I just found some answers to my own question - Lake Harriet Park - Pedestrian (2.75 miles), Bike (2.99 miles) Lake Calhoun Park - Pedestrian (3.1 miles), Bike (3.19 miles) Lake of the Isles Park - Pedestrian (2.63 miles... More
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