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Lake of the Isles

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Address: 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
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+1 612-661-4800

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Nice Lake

This lake is a little quieter than Calhoun or Harriet, very beautiful for walking or biking around. Visit summer or winter.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg E
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is a little quieter than Calhoun or Harriet, very beautiful for walking or biking around. Visit summer or winter.

Thank Greg E
minneapolis, MN
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93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With it's irregular shape and small isles full of birds, Lake of the Isles is the most charming of the many lakes in the Twin Cities. It is very popular on warm days with tons of people walking, jogging, biking around it, or canoeing/ Kayaking/ paddle-boarding on the water.

Thank mariquiroga
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice relaxed walk I did not think it was as big as is it and to my surprise I walked up a sweat it was a great day and walk I will be back to walk again

Thank HisQueen R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you do not love crowds like Lake Calhoun has, then this is the lake for you. Less people, same beauty, lovely and tranquil.

1 Thank griffinjohnson123
McLean, Virginia
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111 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

While lake Calhoun and lake Harriet are my favorites, this was another lake both me and my husband enjoyed. A must if you enjoy being around a lake and see people. This place isn't crowded unlike Lake Calhoun and lake Harriet.

Thank Saumyashree M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A walk around The Lake of The Isles will remind you of who built MPLS. Many of the mansions still exist with some being raised for a new money class. It's scenic in all seasons with various wild life of birds of all kinds. Eagles are a familiar sight. In the summer canoes and kayakers prevail.

Thank Goldfisher132
Westminster, Colorado
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Such a great area and fun to people watch and check out the beautiful houses and scenery!! A must for everyone to see and enjoy!!

Thank dbandel
New Jersey
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was lucky enough to spend Sunday on a visit here when it was about 60 degrees in February so there were many people out, dogs, skaters, runners, strollers - all enjoying the beautiful views and walking path around the lake. At one point you can see great views of the Minneapolis skyline. There were people ice fishing with a... More 

Thank Karen31462
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go for a walk in the summer, however if it is a "nice" winter day it is worth it. The walk around the lake is is about 2.5 miles and you get to take in a great view of nature and some amazing houses.

Thank amandalilgreen
Highland Park, Illinois
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540 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This park not only shines in the summer but in winter too! We visited on a nice crisp winter weekend, We took advantage of the outdoor skating but there were plenty of people walking the lake, cross country skiing and having a romp with their dogs at the dog park. The skating area has a hockey rink in the center... More 

Thank Hpmicks

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