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Address: Cedar Lake Ave and Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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+1 612-661-4800

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Easy walking path, very quiet compared to other lakes nearby.

This morning was low 60's*, little breeze and light clouds. A perfect Minneapolis summer morning to walk a lake! This path can get a little confusing since parts of it could lead... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
DinaMarie L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This morning was low 60's*, little breeze and light clouds. A perfect Minneapolis summer morning to walk a lake! This path can get a little confusing since parts of it could lead through a neighborhood or follow the railroad and veer slightly off the lakeshore. Good space for cyclists as well as runners and walking. Paved paths are well kept... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Cedar Lake is a bit of a hidden gem in Minneapolis. It is a part of chain of lakes but it’s the quietest and least frequented by the locals, primarily because it’s not encircled by roads that allow motor transport. That’s why it has the best and quietest beaches, the best nature reserves and wildlife and it’s also not touristy... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We are so lucky in Minneapolis to have all the amazing lakes that we do. Cedar Lake is probably the least busy of the lakes but very enjoyable to bike and easy to get to off of the North Cedar Lake trail if you are biking in from the outer burbs. There are three beaches, a fishing pier and separate... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Most people who walk around the lakes tend to skip cedar so it is not as crowded as the others. There is not a paved path around this lake like the others but there is a dirt nature trail and a beach. The view of this lake is very natural and secluded for such a big city. I would say... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I just hiked around Cedar Lake and it was really nice. I usually walk aroung lake of the isles or Calhoun. Those lakes are nice to hike around but there is always a lot of people hiking as well. When I hiked Cedar there was maybe a dozen people for the whole hike. There are three really nice beaches here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Here too is a great well established bike trail. I've been on these different trails many a time but without a map I'm not sure which trail is which. So many that connect and make for great ridding options. Always so much to look at from lake views to large new and historic homes to the other bikers. MN is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

The trails are nice and then the 1st point were theres swimming in shallow water to the drop off area. It's nice and shady close to the beach area and sunny when a bit further away from the beach in the water.

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

This lake is located right in the heart of Minnepolis. I have swam in this lake since I was a little girl. When we drive past it-- It always brings back wonderful memories of going there for a swim after school at North High School.

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

We enjoyed 2 hours at Cedar Lake beach on Sunday. The water was clean and clear, the beach (and "facilities") were almost spotless and the people watching was great. Go there for a quieter alternative to the see-and-be-seen beaches in the Twin Cities metro.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

like all lakes in uptown Minneapolis- this lake is crowded and has too much car traffic blowing exhaust in the lungs of walkers and joggers.

Thank Janell V

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