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Chain of Lakes

400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Best part of the twin cities

We leave within a few minutes walking distance from Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, we have a sail... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nice Sunday Morning visit

We rented a canoe from Wheel Fun Rentals - $25/half day, which it plenty of time to hit all lakes... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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400 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We leave within a few minutes walking distance from Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet, we have a sail boat on lake Harriet, and we are at all of these lakes frequently throughout the week. We love it so much, we decided to buy here. We...More

Thank TX_travelling_man
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We rented a canoe from Wheel Fun Rentals - $25/half day, which it plenty of time to hit all lakes if you are not circumnavigating them. Beware, restrooms are far and few between - plan accordingly. The only lake with restrooms & eatery is Lake...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Chain of Lakes just outside of downtown Minneapolis are the best part about the city. Enjoy all sorts of water sports (canoe, kayak, paddle board) or have a bite and a beer at one of the lake side eateries.

2  Thank Holly E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Those who live in Minneapolis sometimes don't appreciate what amazes any visitor - the full experience of the chain of lakes. Not only each lake and it's paths and restaurants and seasonal activities, but also the different neighborhoods, the Minnehaha connection, the neighborhoods ranging from...More

2  Thank SDL007
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Running, biking, walking or just people watching, the "Lakes" of Minneapolis are a true gem. You can even get dinner and a beer before catching a concert at Lake Harriet.

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

To get a true feeling for what Minnesotans like to do all year round, you must visit the beautiful Chain of Lakes. Even on cold winter days, people will be seen running and biking around the lakes, along with ice skating, ice sailing, and of...More

4  Thank momof4boys2016
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The most northern lake is Lake of the Isles. Lake of the Isles is surrounded by some of Minneapolis' nicest homes. It is a quiet lake that's perfect for walking or bike riding. There are many sunny spots to get a tan and there's an...More

1  Thank Al O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We've rented canoes many times at Lake Calhoun and then gone through the various channels exploring the sites. The water quality has improved over the years and the ducks and geese are always looking for a handout. There are some very cool secluded sites, a...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Love the Lakes. You can eat, sun, rent a sailboat or canoe...or just walk the trail and enjoy the day. If you are in the Cities give it a try.

Thank gibsonja3
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We rented bikes close to our hotel and spent a fabulous day biking around the lakes and the city. Trails are primarily bikes -only as walkers have their own trails. The terrain is flat and the views are spectacular. Biking around the lakes was a...More

Thank Debbie K
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Erik C
20 July 2017|
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Response from ScottGrahamMpls | Reviewed this property |
You bet. You are welcome to bring you own boats (no gas motors) and there is a vendor called Wheel Fun Rentals that rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards on Lake Calhoun. From Calhoun you can paddle to Lake of the... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from aliivi | Reviewed this property |
"Nice Ride" lime green bikes are available all over Minneapolis.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes, in the summer, anywhere that has a patio allows dogs, and will offer water for them, lots of people run and bike with their dogs, there's a dog park over by Cedar Lake too - it's not big, but lots of shade.