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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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great way to spend a summer day

There are walking/running and biking paths around the lakes. Paths may be busy but feel very safe... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great bike riding trails

The paved trails make for easy biking and walking. Trails are one way and there are lots of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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 7 September 2017

There are walking/running and biking paths around the lakes. Paths may be busy but feel very safe. There is an area on the northeast end of Lake Calhoun where you can rent kayaks, stand up paddleboards and paddle boats. There is also a little restaurant...More

Thank ses_535
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The paved trails make for easy biking and walking. Trails are one way and there are lots of stations where you can check on the paths and where you are at. Several beaches along the paths that are free to swim in. Along the paths...More

Thank david61383
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Minneapolis lake trails are nicely connected. They can be very busy though with many types of traffic.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The walk/bike walks around the Minneapolis chain of lakes is a great, relazing way to spend a couple of hours. There are many peopleon the wlkways during nice days, so don't be in a hurry. It is also a very scenic place to see part...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

My wife and I rented bikes at Lake Harriett, and rode around Harriett, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles before doing another loop of Harriett -- 12.5 miles total. We stopped for lunch at The Tin Fish along the shore of Calhoun (very good)....More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The flotation rentals are on the Northeast end of Lake Calhoun or the north side of Lake Harriet. If you rent at Lake Calhoun you can simply follow the others through the channel connecting the lake to Lake of the Isles and then on West...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Four of the key lakes in the city of Minneapolis (Cedar lake, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska - former Calhoun - and Lake Harriet) connect via beautiful parkways, bike and pedestrian trails, and even via water channels (Bde Maka Ska to isles to...More

Thank mariquiroga
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As out-of-towners, we were pleasantly surprised at how accessible and fun Chain of Lakes was on a Friday evening. We rented a canoe for 1-1/2 hours and enjoyed a leisurely paddle from Lake Calhoun to Lake of the Isles, where we tied up and ate...More

1  Thank dmresource
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Even people from Minneapolis don't know this place. According to this address, we have come to the Mill City museum nearby.

4  Thank Yi En N
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Bike and walking paved lanes connect the chain of lakes. Lots of people getting lost when using there bikes here for the first time but there are plenty of "you are here" signs. Bring a snack, bring a bathing suit, water is cold but nice...More

1  Thank David C
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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.