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One of the Highlights of the Twin Cities

Winter or Summer, any season, the lakes are beautiful. In February, the the City of Lakes Loppet... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JimFMN
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Hopkins, Minnesota
One of the most beautiful urban settings in the USA

Get a bike and enjoy urban parkland at its best. Stop off at the NE corner of Lake Bde Maka Ska... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leslie K
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
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400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winter or Summer, any season, the lakes are beautiful. In February, the the City of Lakes Loppet is one of the most beautiful nights anywhere. And the recently-finished Polar Plunge, one of the most challenging! Walk the lakes, and the difference between each of them...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JimFMN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a bike and enjoy urban parkland at its best. Stop off at the NE corner of Lake Bde Maka Ska (formerly Calhoun) and grab a beer, a bite and view the sunset. Actually its beautiful any time of day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This venue is great in Summer AND Winter! In the winter months you can skate and one of the lakes has a warming house. You can also cross country ski or snowshoe after a good snow. In the warmer 9 months of the year people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debra E
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Get on your bikes and get some exercise, fresh air and enjoy the beauty of this urban chain of lakes. Always a great way to spend quality time with friends and family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tanyajaninag
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Just because the lakes are frozen in the winter, don't miss them! The drive around the lakes is absolutely beautiful. I would love to go back in the summer to see the difference.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

You can ride a bike around all three lakes at once or take a drive, but this is truly one of the most beautiful places Minneapolis has to offer.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I am a local. We go to the chain of lakes in the spring for a walk and enjoy the fresh air. It is the setting for a local ski race called the City of Lake Loppet in the winter. It is a great place...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank robe0284
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I particularly enjoy kicking the Lake of the Isles. I find it relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city itself, great people watching also.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Every time we visit friends in the Twin Cities, we make a point of driving around at least some of the beautiful lakes in Minneapolis. All the lakes (I think there are over 20) are connected with bike and walking paths and every lake has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is definitely one of my favorite part of the city, for sure! Whatever mood you are in, there is a lake for you. Lake of the Isles is more laid back, not as busy and has the cutest houses around it. Best part, in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TonyTB2310
21 November 2018|
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Response from Mn1951 | Reviewed this property |
Weather in Mpls is changing over the recent years. We don't get as much snow as we used to and last year Spring was longer into the summer time. May is definitely spring time. There should be no show. It may be wet though... More
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gurziwan
3 October 2018|
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Response from Mn1951 | Reviewed this property |
In regard to bike/kayak rentals, you will have to call the Park Board to get answers to that. On Saturdays, I would go early to mid morning. More people will be visiting the parks if the weather has been cold/rainy and that... More
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gurziwan
3 October 2018|
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Response from Triponeill | Reviewed this property |
Rentals close down lakes around mid-october, but you might find a them on street in Uptown, Hennepin and Lake area -- and two lakes about five blocks south. Best time is late morning to mid-afternoon.
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