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Silver Lake

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Address: Rochester, MN

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A nice place to walk

Silver Lake is a rather long walk from the Mayo Clinic, but doable. There are a few trails, and it is a pleasant place to clear your head.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Silver Lake is a rather long walk from the Mayo Clinic, but doable. There are a few trails, and it is a pleasant place to clear your head.

Thank snowy_and_sunny
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The green bank brush has helped cut down on goose crap. Still watch where ya walk. A good exercise route to take or run

Thank 11localyocal
st paul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

such a nice park to walk and relax in plus it is fun to watch the canadian geese and the people are really friendly and caring. It is a great place to unwind and think.

1 Thank marisa B
Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

Thank HateTravel2
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Restful get away from Clinic where you can stretch your legs after sitting all day at clinic. Lots of geese! Fun to watch.

1 Thank Kristina D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a very quiet, lovely spot. Especially nice if you are in town for stressful medical issues. The ducks are an added feature. We stop by here from time time-especially when stress invades our lives.

1 Thank William S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the park to take photos... Couldnt believe all the geese. Take the time to walk around and appreciate the view. If you have a camera bring it. Lots of photo opportunities, just watch where you step. Picnic tables set up during season.

1 Thank Tim L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice place for a stroll at your own pace. Watch where you walk. Goose droppings everywhere, especially in grassy areas.

Thank daniel b
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Walk around the lake on many well marked paved and unpaved trails. Lots of trees, flowers and geese.

1 Thank JannKK
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everyone talks about Rochester's Silver Lake - the home of 20,000 Canadian Geese in the winter. I'm not sure if that is a validated number of geese, but I will certify we have a whole lot of them winter on the lake and grounds. A nearby powerplant warms the water so it won't melt and the geese enjoy that. Dozens... More 

1 Thank Alfred A

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