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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Great place for all ages

Love, love, love to ice skate here in the winter. It’s something right out of a Hans Christian... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Quintessential Minneapolis

You haven't really visited Minneapolis unless you've checked out the lakes. Anytime of year, they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love, love, love to ice skate here in the winter. It’s something right out of a Hans Christian Anderson book. You can skate lake to lake through the canals and there are special areas for Hockey and figure skating. The warming house helps a ton...More

Thank resipsaloquitor42
Reviewed 1 week ago

You haven't really visited Minneapolis unless you've checked out the lakes. Anytime of year, they are a must-do local. Must admit that I prefer summer and fall. Walk around any one of them, or bring/rent a bike an cruise them all. Take in a free...More

Thank krae21
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wheelchaired my mother during her last 4-5 years after she had her stroke ... The Good Lord took her home at 96 years.

Thank markhX6873WR
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is known for it's beauty, biking, rollerblading, walking and running trails. 3 Lakes are connected - Lake of the Isles, Calhoun and Harriet, which make it easy to go from one lake to the next. There are water sports for...More

Thank Golfnut722
Reviewed 9 November 2017

During your visit to Minneapolis be sure to include time to enjoy a stroll around one or more of the Chain of Lakes. It is a wonderful way to get a feel for the city and how we enjoy getting out and exploring the natural...More

Thank Debra H. C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This area is, by far, my favorite place to run, bike and walk. Each lake has it's special characteristics. Cedar lake has a couple great beaches, and natural areas on the north and east sides. Lake of the isles has great places to sit, or...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My husband & I regularly ride our Harley Davidson around the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. Our ride usually takes us less than an hour. It is fun to look at all the beautiful new & old houses around each lake along with their landscaping....More

Thank joyceb713
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Chain of Lakes, five lakes of which four are connected by channels, is a rare oasis of natural beauty in the heart of south Minneapolis. Non-motorized, perfect for canoes and kayaks (and fishing), there are walking trails around almost of the lake area. A...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

These lakes are a great place to walk, run, roller blade, bike, canoe, sail or just sunbathe. There are also piers for fishing. This is a great place for a great variety of activities.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you enjoy a leisurely walk outdoors this is the ticket. The lakes are beautiful, the paved trails are wide enough for people to pass, well kept and there are places to eat and very clean, well stocked porta potties along the path. The trails...More

Thank bjo51
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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
9 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
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.