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Chain of Lakes

400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Water, Water, all around and through the Twin Cities

Our Park. Pardon excels! Minneapolis is #1 in the nation for its Park Syste. st Paul is #2 in the... read more

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triathlete2016
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Beautiful in the summer or fall

The chain of lakes is a beautiful and diverse area of Minneapolis. Set in the heart of the city... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lake calhoun” (75 reviews)
“brownie” (17 reviews)
“people watching” (25 reviews)
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400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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Reviewed yesterday

Our Park. Pardon excels! Minneapolis is #1 in the nation for its Park Syste. st Paul is #2 in the nation for its park system. I llive across the street from the creek. I see walkers, runners, bikers, rollerblading, by families and friends.. very safe...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The chain of lakes is a beautiful and diverse area of Minneapolis. Set in the heart of the city, the chain of lakes is a quiet little get away. Beautiful to stroll, walk, run, bike, in-line skate, whatever your pleasure. There are flower gardens, a...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself with nothing planned on a bluebird day near the lakes, there is nothing better than to actually get yourself out in the middle of them. I built some really special memories with my little one am doing with friends out in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite part of our trip to Minneapolis. Rent a paddle boat and enjoy a break from the Downtown experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first time in Minneapolis and I am here on business so don't have a ton of time to visit attractions (basically 1 - 2 hours at the end of the day). I've never walked along the Mississippi River and read about the...More

2  Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do and see! Really tranquil and we spent a couple of days both walking and biking to take it all in

2  Thank Delford M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of lakes connected to each other in Minneapolis and all are available for walking/strolling. The picture looks like the connection between two lakes in the Minneapolis Uptown area. People have the options to walk or bike around the lakes or simply...More

3  Thank Mn1951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bike, walk, hang out at beaches, canoe, sail, other non-motorized water sports. Lake Harriet has a bandshell and great performances as well as a bistro with wine and beer and a GREAT view. Also a trolley which is fun for the kids to try. I...More

1  Thank Heidi A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether bike, run or walk-about about Cedar Lake, Lake Harriet...Always a pleasant trip. And although the lakes are connected by a paved path, no reason to do all three in a day. Well worth taking your time. Walking around Lake Harriet is literally a walk...More

1  Thank Triponeill
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis is fabulous. You can walk, run or bike on paths all around several lakes that are connected. The city of Minneapolis had the great foresight to not allow homes to be built on the shoreline. That meant that public...More

1  Thank mlrc
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marychisolm1960
27 April 2018|
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Response from teacherpam88 | Reviewed this property |
No, not in the city parks. However, there are trails in some 3 Rivers parks and many county and state parks, as well. Check it out at ExploreMinnesota website.
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Erik C
21 July 2017|
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Response from ScottGrahamMpls | Reviewed this property |
You bet. You are welcome to bring you own boats (no gas motors) and there is a vendor called Wheel Fun Rentals that rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards on Lake Calhoun. From Calhoun you can paddle to Lake of the... More
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Observant_traveler
9 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
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