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In the heart of the city nice path around the lake

It's beautiful untill a few years ago they let the weeds growing so tall you can't see the water... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Maria K
Rochester, Minnesota
Geese everywhere

Wear old shoes or boots due to the hundreds of geese, but a great sight to see. The lake and park... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Northfield, Minnesota
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Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's beautiful untill a few years ago they let the weeds growing so tall you can't see the water . The weeds look half dead. Like the city don't have money to grow flowers or other shrubs . They let the weeds growing because the...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wear old shoes or boots due to the hundreds of geese, but a great sight to see. The lake and park has canoe and kayak rentals in the summer and a playground for the kids.

Thank thormanrochelle6
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A great park with a lake in Rochester. Lots of Canada Geese and Mallards -- clearly used to people while making a great cacophony of quacking and honking:))) A must stop if you enjoy nature.

Thank Sooz_and_Dave
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a small lake. There are a lot of geese hanging around at the lake, at least when it's warm. Otherwise, there's not much there.

Thank sep780
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Have been here numerous times, with family and friends. We love to bring bread and feed the geese. When my daughters were younger they would get chased by the geese after feeding them.

Thank Ldjb60
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Silver Lake is a rather long walk from the Mayo Clinic, but doable. There are a few trails, and it is a pleasant place to clear your head.

Thank snowy_and_sunny
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The green bank brush has helped cut down on goose crap. Still watch where ya walk. A good exercise route to take or run

Thank 11localyocal
Reviewed 19 November 2016

such a nice park to walk and relax in plus it is fun to watch the canadian geese and the people are really friendly and caring. It is a great place to unwind and think.

1  Thank marisa B
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

Thank HateTravel2
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Restful get away from Clinic where you can stretch your legs after sitting all day at clinic. Lots of geese! Fun to watch.

1  Thank Kristina D
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5 November 2015|
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Response from annews9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are scheduled to dredge the lake starting this fall. Part of the reason is to improves drainage. A lot of storm runoff goes into this lake and has caused a rise in water level and some flooding.
Janna K
31 July 2015|
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Response from DebJG | Reviewed this property |
No cabins. It's not the kind of lake that you vacation on, or fish on. It's more of a side attraction, actually, that you enjoy while you are in Rochester for some other event. Definitely not a lake to build a vacation... More