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Phalen Beach

1400 Phalen Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2148
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Quietest of the lakes in the twin cities

I love to walk the lakes in Mpls/StP. This lake is much quieter and the trails are fine for... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
mariamhennessy
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San Jose, California
Nice lake, great running/biking, not a great swimming beach

Great spot for a stroll, run or bike ride. Beach is nice & usually pretty clean. The lake is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Jim G
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1400 Phalen Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2148
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love to walk the lakes in Mpls/StP. This lake is much quieter and the trails are fine for biking, bladeing, running or walking. Lots of families here and little kids fishing. I grew up near Harriet, but Phalen has less traffic.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a stroll, run or bike ride. Beach is nice & usually pretty clean. The lake is unfortunately VERY weedy so i do not recommend it for swimming. Connected to the Bruce Vento bike trail for easy access to the Gateway trail (go...More

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Las time I was there was in the early 80's. Great memories of hanging out with friends and enjoying my youth!

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a picnic in the park today and enjoyed the view of the lake, the beautiful setting, public restrooms and ample parking.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a nice park, but the main reason I go there is to see the Christmas lights in the winter. Very pretty.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This lake is just over 3 miles around, so it's a good distance for walking, running, or biking. I have, in the past, biked there from my home adding another miles both ways. It's a very popular lake so if you drive, sometimes it can...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Trail system around the lake is fantastic for running, walking or biking. Some nice picnic areas, easy access to bike trails to other lakes (or all the way to Stillwater!). Too much fertilizer in the lake for it to be healthy for water sports

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

We enjoyed Lake Phalen several times in July 2015. I would take my kids on their bikes and we'd bike around Lake Phalen, ending up at the beach. We locked our bikes on trees and then enjoyed the beach and the water. For a little...More

Thank Jeanette E
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I live nearby and walk around the lake--about a 55 minute walk. Beautiful place to see the change of seasons and the asphalt path takes you up and down hills, through oak savannahs, with wild flowers covering the banks of the lake. Options exist for...More

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

3 mile walk around the lake. Always clean when I'm there and family friendly. Towards the evening between 6 to 7PM the trails could get a little busy so I would avoid this time of you plan to have a good run/jog. It's a very...More

Thank Josie E
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