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Lake Calhoun

West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-661-4800
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A lovely 3 mile walk

I walked Lake Calhoun today - first time this spring. Lovely clear water, nice breeze and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Popular lake in Minneapolis

Lake Calhoun is one of the most popular in the chain of lakes that winds throughout the city of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I walked Lake Calhoun today - first time this spring. Lovely clear water, nice breeze and sunshine. So many people out enjoying walking, blading and biking. Others enjoying the kid areas. Perfect place to go on a sunny day.

Thank cbmathis1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lake Calhoun is one of the most popular in the chain of lakes that winds throughout the city of Minneapolis. It is great for singles, couples, and families that are looking for a place to exercise or relax. If you are looking to explore by...More

Thank natashasg
Reviewed 3 days ago

In an ideal world, we would have had the time to stop and go for a walk around the lake but just to drive around the lake is worth the effort. It is surrounded by beautiful, stately homes. The lake also offers a place where...More

Thank 409shanei
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is bustling on a nice Saturday afternoon. Well kept up and clean walking path around the lake. Many places to stop for a beverage or snack.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come by and visit on a nice day. You can walk around lake Calhoun. It's 3.4 miles. A couple of beaches. Motor boats not allowed. Volleyball and bike and walk

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Calhoun is beautiful, a true gem in an urban setting. A great place for walking, running, bicycling, rollerblading or a drive. The sailboats on the lake gave it such a serene feeling.

Thank cbarnyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...Stroll around the water's edge and people watch. Some are having picnics, some lay in hammocks, many just stroll or jog or roller-skate. When the trees are in blossom or starting to bud, it adds joy to the heart to hear the birds singing and...More

Thank World777Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately our visit did not allow us to Kayak which is what we went to the lake for but the kayaking was not open until the next day 5/6. We missed it by one day. But, the lake is a nice size and is lined...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in Minneapolis and go to college there and my girlfriends and I would go down to the lake and sit there on the swim Beeach! There is also a very old building where you can get food and people sail their...More

Thank J9488VXdawnb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for families, or anyone who wants to enjoy a good walk. Play area for kids, and Tin Fish restaurant with good food to enjoy while overlooking the lake.

Thank S J
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Chuck L
I'd like to know about kayak rentals. Do you rent kayaks? How much? My wife an I love Lake Calhoun/Lake of the Isles and the Uptown area and we both want to try kayaking.
12 June 2016|
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Response from mplsberg | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are kayaks at Lake Calhoun. You can check the Minneapolis Park aboard site for the fee structure but I recall seeing them there.
Hi there I was wondering, would there be enough parking at Lake Calhoun this weekend? i am doing the fat bike Loppet on Sunday. which starts Wirth Park and ends in Lake Calhoun, would you think there be parking at Lake Calhoun or would it most likely be all taken up with all the skiers and bikers etc? thanks
4 February 2016|
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Response from I V | Reviewed this property |
Hi the normal side street parking by the lake is prohibited for this weekend. Best to come at it from the side streets.