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Lake Nokomis

Minneapolis, MN 55417
+1 612-661-4800
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One of the many lakes available in the city

I recommend a trip to Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles or the nearby... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Clean water, nice paths, beautiful views.

People love to use the lake for swimming, sailboarding, canoeing, fishing. Two nice beach areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I recommend a trip to Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles or the nearby Minnehaha Falls before seeing Lake Nokomis, but it is still nice if you have time. You can access the Mall of America from the nearby Highway...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

People love to use the lake for swimming, sailboarding, canoeing, fishing. Two nice beach areas. Cute restaurant on site and two more within 1/2 block as your walking. Large parking lot, ball fields and open space.

Thank JLo5424
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Beautiful neighborhood close to Hiawatha. Pretty lake. Nice place to spend an afternoon in the sun. Good parking nearby. Easy to bike or walk to. Pleasant and peaceful. Great coffee shop nearby. Nokomis Beach Coffee Shop. Be sure to stop there as well.

Thank flyingsolo79
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There is a lot of hustle and bustle but you can make it your own. Great place for a picnic. Toss a blanket and people watch. If this review was helpful, please give me a thumbs up.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We go here often after kayaking for a beer or glass of wine. I love that they serve kombucha. I'm not thrilled with the food menu though. I would prefer some simple, healthy meals.

Thank gypsylady75
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Spent Mother's Day lakeside with family in the middle of an enchanting natural environment breathing in the clean sweet scents of grass, trees, wildflowers. We relaxed. Our kids served up a top-drawer dinner--roasted chicken, fresh vegetables, salad. Drinks and desert too. We brought a portable...More

Thank aliivi
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Unlike the "more popular" lakes in Minneapolis, Nokomis is my favorite because, unlike the others, it is not closely surrounded by residential homes and apartments. It is more wilderness preserved. It is also more diverse than most of the other lakes in terms of its...More

1  Thank 19papa47
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Lake Nokomis is a great lake to walk around with well-paved paths. This lake is less busy that some like Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun. Sandcastle Cafe is also a great place to eat which is right on the water. Get the fish tacos! :)

1  Thank Brittany N
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is our neighborhood lake. My wife and I often walk around it - about 3 miles and takes about an hour. Most times we meet friends and neighbors and people we met because they walk when we do. It is not too crowded, has...More

Thank Saratori
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a rather large lake located on the south side of the city, not far from the airport. Lake is surrounding by plenty of green space used for softball, walking, biking, picnics, etc. Local high schools use it for cross country meets as well....More

1  Thank rduinc
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