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Now called bde maka ska

Beautiful lake to walk around - lots of people and dog watching. It is now name Bde Maka Ska. This... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2019
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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You can enjoy the beach, a walk, or rent a boat to get out on the water. There are many shops and... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
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West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Beautiful lake to walk around - lots of people and dog watching. It is now name Bde Maka Ska. This listing needs to be updated.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

You can enjoy the beach, a walk, or rent a boat to get out on the water. There are many shops and restaurants close by.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Calhoun is a great place to walk and people watch. The atmosphere enables one to be in the city but enjoy a lakeside experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MarshaR202
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had a beautiful walk around Lake Calhoun this fall. We went on Friday morning and it wasn't crowded. There is a paved walking path around the whole lake. The lake is in a good location with a lot of shopping nearby. There seemed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AZWoxy12
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Wish the lake was a little more dog friendly. Would love to have a nice place to take my dog to the beach. paths are nice. Very crowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lexid2017
Reviewed 24 October 2018

You can rent a canoe and canoe thru the tunnel over to Lake of the Isles, then going thru the channel over to Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake is spring fed and crystal clear, going across Cedar go thru the tunnel (watch out for bats) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jerilee S
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I live very close to lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska) so I spend a lot of time there. It's one of the larger lakes so it can be very crowded on nice weekends. People often come to just walk/bike/run around the lake or to rent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Johana E
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Always interesting to walk around the lake on the paths. Can be quite busy on the weekends and summer evenings. I find the walk around Lake Harriet prettier with more trees. There is quite a bit of wildlife on the lake. At times the sludge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eloise-Marie L
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Lake Calhoun is a large lake with great facilities: kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals, beaches, marinas, trails, and a cantina. Walk, sail, jog, swim, or just sit and relax. A canal connects with Lake of the Isles at the top of the lake. From...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Howard105
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Part of a girls weekend, had a picnic on the beach then lounged around in some giant adirondack chairs. They have paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats to rent at reasonable prices. Great mix of relaxing and water fun. Fun, eclectic surrounding area with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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11 August 2017|
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Response from miniona l | Reviewed this property |
I didn't pay anything. As everyone has mentioned, free to walk, picnic in the lawn etc. I didn't pay for my street parking.
21 June 2017|
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Response from JOANNAH1441 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the infant seats...but they have bike rentals, its paved.
Chuck L
11 June 2016|
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Response from mplsberg | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are kayaks at Lake Calhoun. You can check the Minneapolis Park aboard site for the fee structure but I recall seeing them there.