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Silver Lake

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Address: Rochester, MN

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Paddle boating

We rented two paddle boats for half an hour ($27) on Mother's Day. We got to go up the river a bit a had beautiful pictures of the skyline. It was a fun experience and I would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Kristie G
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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We rented two paddle boats for half an hour ($27) on Mother's Day. We got to go up the river a bit a had beautiful pictures of the skyline. It was a fun experience and I would do it again.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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635 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Whether you desire going for a walk, riding a bike, taking children to a playground, picnicking or boating this area can provide it. Well kept paved trails and the lake is a pretty place with downtown Rochester as a backdrop.

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Doha, Qatar
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

It is a quiet place amidst a city with the sound of nature; ducks, trees and water. It is a good place to stroll, walk or jog around the lake. The bike and boat rentals were closed when we were there. It is a safe place even for kids.

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Thank raalsaadi
Minnesota
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I love walking the dog and relaxing at the lake. Safe, clean and close to downtown. Great for bike rides in the spring and summer.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Silver Lake is THE place to view the Rochester, MN July 4th fireworks show. It's a great family park, with little boats one can rent, I believe they rent bikes too. There's a great walking/bike paved trail for exercise too.

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Thank wise2
Kansas City, Missouri
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196 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

There is a walking trail around most of the lake and it is shady in spots and sunny in others. Well worth the time to stroll around alone or w/a companion. The amount of geese hanging out here means being careful of where you step. Nice location near downtown Rochester.

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Thank John G
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a relaxing place to visit if you have some free time away from the Mayo Clinic. It has a nice view and a great peaceful feeling.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We lived in Rochester, over 40 years ago, and our children loved to feed popcorn to the geese. It is still an attraction for all ages.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Great scenic trail to walk with friends, loved one, and even our dog loves it. There is parking around the lake and does contain 2 playground sets for little ones to play. The only reason why I gave Silver lake a 4 instead of a 5 is because the lake has become overrun with geese, ducks, and other birds. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

My son and I rented an electric paddle boat and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon on Silver Lake and the Zumbro River. We enjoyed the views of downtown, too. We came back the next day to rent bikes and ride along the river on the paved trails. The man who works at the rental shop is very nice and helpful.

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