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I grew up here.

The rose gardens, the bird sanctuary, the beach...and all those beautiful mansions! Oh my! If you... read more

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We ran a 5 k around the perimeter on a Thanksgiving - the Drumstick Dash

We registered online for this special Thanksgiving Day event. Despite the 20 degree plus cold... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
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West 42nd St and West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rose gardens, the bird sanctuary, the beach...and all those beautiful mansions! Oh my! If you like nature, this is the place to be inside the city!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GypsyMoonpi
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We registered online for this special Thanksgiving Day event. Despite the 20 degree plus cold, there was a crowd of runners, walkers, family people, ready to start their Thanksgiving morning off with a “pi” race, 5 k, (3.14 miles) and a 10 k race (double...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 19 November 2018

There are so many lakes in Minneapolis that we love, but Lake Harriet it our favorite! It feels a bit more casual and family friendly than Lake Calhoun (newly named Bde Maka Ska). There is a bike lane and walking lane the whole way around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Great walking paths, bird sanctuary, rose garden, band shell with free summer concerts, small cafe, two beaches, picnic grounds and play areas for kids - what's not to like?

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great lake-- separate walking and bike trails and a parkway (all a little over 3 miles long) around the lake. Park land around whole lake. Next to the Minneapolis Rose garden. Great swimming when warm out. Great sailing lake for small boats.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheldon m
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Lake Harriet is my favorite lake in the cities! There is a walking path, as well as a bike path. It's a fun place to go for a walk, run, or bike ride. It's about 3 miles around (I think!) and is relatively flat. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Quicktrip_10
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Leave a note and pick up your mail a week later. Only during summer months but I have his address. First you have to find the tree, it is where there is a little door and you open it leave your mail and then go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jerilee S
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Take 30 minutes to visit these lakes and ride or run a loop. If you have more time, there are plenty of developed retail areas just off the lakes to check out – or try out a quick paddle, volleyball match, or field. The Minneapolis...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianmclark
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I absolutely love it here! I live very close to the lake so I meet up with friends there every week all year around! We usually goto the rose gardens (which are right off the walking path) and set up our hammocks to hang out...More

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

Great walk around the lake with separate paths for foot and bicycles. Lots of dogs. Smooth to push a wheelchair (2018) - just resurfaced. Lots of wildlife around and tree coverage. Variety of architecture of the homes around the lake is interesting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eloise-Marie L
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8 October 2015|
Response from Travelerxowkety |
I just found some answers to my own question - Lake Harriet Park - Pedestrian (2.75 miles), Bike (2.99 miles) Lake Calhoun Park - Pedestrian (3.1 miles), Bike (3.19 miles) Lake of the Isles Park - Pedestrian (2.63 miles... More