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Silver Lake

Rochester, MN
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Nice peaceful walk around the lake!

Restful get away from Clinic where you can stretch your legs after sitting all day at clinic. Lots... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Kristina D
,
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
A pleasant place

This is a very quiet, lovely spot. Especially nice if you are in town for stressful medical issues... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
William S
,
Preston
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  • Average20%
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“paddle boats” (9 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“rent bikes” (5 reviews)
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Rochester, MN
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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
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
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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Alfred A
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was a little rainy out but this place was suggested to by a local and we found it boooooring as HECK! No geese or ducks and no vendors and no other people.

Thank ned56170
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We rent the paddle boats every summer while I have my son here for his bi-yearly check up. We have been doing this for 8 yrs always have a great time, peddling along with the trolling motor is a blast. We race my hubby, myself,...More

Thank Marilou K
Reviewed 25 August 2016

the walking biking trial on this lake is just so so. the goose grease is plentiful and messy. I do not hlike having to walk across the bridge on the busy street.

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My boyfriend and I walked around to enjoy some time out after dinner, it was beautiful. The swings around the lake were a nice touch. I loved that I could see myself biking and walking daily with my man. I wished we had more time...More

Thank Lindsay M S
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M O
Heard talk about dredging out silver lake, is this true?
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.
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Janna K
Are there any cabins to rent there?
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
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