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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Practice for canoe trip

We are planning a trip to the boundary waters and wanted/needed practice in the canoe. We were able... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Water haven

If you like water, then you will really like this place. My woman liked this a lot, but I was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alzor S
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We are planning a trip to the boundary waters and wanted/needed practice in the canoe. We were able to change things up and test who work better together. This is a great place to get out and see. We knew about the location but never...More

Thank bsnsmn
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like water, then you will really like this place. My woman liked this a lot, but I was not so much,

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well Maintained with bike, hike, paddle. Mountain bike trails dried quickly after rain. The canoe launch was around the corner and down the hill, so some portage of canoe /kayak. Fishing looked productive, the kids coming off the lake had some good luck. Lake is...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large area of lakes and rivers. Beautiful vistas of the city and surrounding country. Nice place to go for a walk or just drive around if you don't have much time.

Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The LA Lakers were the Mpls Lakers from 1945 -1960!! Yes Mpls is the city of Lakes and MN the State of 15,000 Lakes! Free Band Concerts Every Night st Awesome Lake Harriet Bandshell Starting Friday before Memoriak Day through Labor Day!! Free with great...More

Thank Froomcat
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'm a bit biased on this one as I grew up in this area. There were so many things to do we never got bored. Parks, lakes, parkways. Bikes, swimming, fishing, ball games of every sort. Overall great area.

2  Thank John F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Minneapolis chain of lakes is not a man made attraction. This is a place to enjoy a bit of nature in the city. Think Central Park without the food vendors etc. rent a bike or canoe and relax.

Thank 1rachelanderson
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is great casual ride. For visitors check out the "green bikes" offered by MN Nice Ride. You'll have to put down a refundable deposit on your credit card and then pay about $6 for a day rental. Highly recommended!!

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The lakes in Minneapolis provide a number of things to do. They are great to bike around, walk around, roller blade around or just enjoy the scenery. There are many fun shops and places to rent bikes etc.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The "Lakes" are amazing. First, there's plenty of room for everyone and plenty of choices...want to bike? Perfect. How about a long walk in nature's beauty? Ideal. Perhaps a day at the beach? Idyllic. Want a lawn picnic with a great view, or barbecue? At...More

1  Thank aliivi
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Is there a bike rental near by?
9 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
Dog friendly? On leash of course
6 October 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, in the summer, anywhere that has a patio allows dogs, and will offer water for them, lots of people run and bike with their dogs, there's a dog park over by Cedar Lake too - it's not big, but lots of shade.
Michelle T
Do you have a cabins to rent
8 July 2016|
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Response from FatherandToddler | Reviewed this property |
No we don't.