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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Scenic, beautiful, serene.

Wheelchaired my mother during her last 4-5 years after she had her stroke ... The Good Lord took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, United States
Great for Outdoor Activities!

The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes is known for it's beauty, biking, rollerblading, walking and running... 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
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The "City of Lakes"= "Minne-apolis"...Yes, it has always been known as a cluster of sky blue clear natural lakes-- right in the center of the megopolis here----you would think that everyone would want to live right on the edge of one of the dozens of...More

Thank deem705
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Minneapolis lakes area and Mississippi downtown river area makes Mpls the best major city for recreational parks.

Thank jlackmann
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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.