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Silver Lake

Rochester, MN
+1 507-261-9049
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Nice to walk around

The green bank brush has helped cut down on goose crap. Still watch where ya walk. A good exercise... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

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
Reviewed 16 December 2016

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
Reviewed 19 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
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
Reviewed 10 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
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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