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Let's go for a walk!

We like to walk around Silver Lake about once a week when we are home visiting in Rochester, Mn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Took out an electric paddle boat!!!

It was a great 4th of July day to take out an electric paddle boat on Silver Lake. We peddled and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waterloo, Ia
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“rent bikes” (5 reviews)
“nice park” (7 reviews)
Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to walk around Silver Lake about once a week when we are home visiting in Rochester, Mn. One lap is a little over a mile. A nice path with wild flowers around the lake . Of course, there are always lots of Canadian...More

Thank db55901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great 4th of July day to take out an electric paddle boat on Silver Lake. We peddled and sometimes just let the electric motor move us along. The lake is nice and the views are great. Definitely would do it again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although it's been 40 years, my childhood memory of the place was a long drive from Saint Paul with my sister, myself, mom and dad going there with a couple loaves of bread and feeding a crazy populated lake/shore of ducks and recall lots of...More

Thank RichardCraniumSr
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Nice relaxing park and lake close to clinic. Several block walk if you are up for a good stroll and nice park and scenery. Popular with locals and lost of room. Biking picnicking and shelters. Not crowded lots of birds.

Thank MikeJennyQ
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited Silver Lake to get some exercise by walking on the trail that goes around the lake. A bonus was being able to see lots of baby geese (goslings.)

Thank dlh2me
Reviewed 1 May 2017

There are nice walking trails around the lake. But, I would not list this as one of the 10 best things to do in Rochester.

Thank I9102QTthomasm
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It's beautiful untill a few years ago they let the weeds growing so tall you can't see the water . The weeds look half dead. Like the city don't have money to grow flowers or other shrubs . They let the weeds growing because the...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wear old shoes or boots due to the hundreds of geese, but a great sight to see. The lake and park has canoe and kayak rentals in the summer and a playground for the kids.

Thank thormanrochelle6
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A great park with a lake in Rochester. Lots of Canada Geese and Mallards -- clearly used to people while making a great cacophony of quacking and honking:))) A must stop if you enjoy nature.

Thank Sooz_and_Dave
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's a small lake. There are a lot of geese hanging around at the lake, at least when it's warm. Otherwise, there's not much there.

Thank sep780
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4 November 2015|
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Response from annews9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are scheduled to dredge the lake starting this fall. Part of the reason is to improves drainage. A lot of storm runoff goes into this lake and has caused a rise in water level and some flooding.
Janna K
31 July 2015|
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Response from DebJG | Reviewed this property |
No cabins. It's not the kind of lake that you vacation on, or fish on. It's more of a side attraction, actually, that you enjoy while you are in Rochester for some other event. Definitely not a lake to build a vacation... More