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Lake Calhoun

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Address: West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone Number: +1 612-661-4800
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We loved living on Lake Calhoun

We lived on Lake Calhoun for 21 years. We felt like we lived in the country in the middle of a great city. Just minutes from downtown yet a world away. Great lake for rowing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rob B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived on Lake Calhoun for 21 years. We felt like we lived in the country in the middle of a great city. Just minutes from downtown yet a world away. Great lake for rowing. Skulled here everyday on season. Ice sailing in winter. Walking, rollerblading, Rowbiking, swimmimg or just floating- you can do it all here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fourty one years ago we moved with a mile of Lake Calhoun to enjoy the lake all year round. We have walked it, biked it, canoed, kayaked it, and swam it, liveed as many sunrises and sunsets possible. This is the lake of energy, young families, and every age enjoy this lake. Frequently I'm stopped to take a photo of... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a NiceRide bicycle and made a loop around the park. Living in less-outdoor-friendly cities in Iowa, I was impressed with the trail system around this lake. There is a separate paved trail for bikers and for walkers which is incredibly helpful allows ease of riding, as well as pedestrian safety. Also, the bike trail is one way only.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a walk, run, or bicycle ride. Beaches, playground, volleyball area. Restaurants close by. Summer can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. Can bring fishing boats and sailing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minneapolis is the City of Lakes. This is one of the best. Small boat house restaurant, ice cream stand and canoe rental. You can paddle from here under the bridge to Lake of the Isles (ringed by classic old mansions), then through the channel to Cedar Lake. This is a classic Minneapolis experience and an amazing thing to be able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very relaxing and managed to get some exercise in too. Rented both Pedal Boats and Cruiser Bikes from Wheel Fun Rentals; excellent customer service and inexpensive. Get there early as Bikes and Boats go fast, especially on nice days.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter lives across the street from here and we waked the lake. Lots of water activities, bike rentals and boat rentals. The lake runs into other surrounding lakes. Great spot to visit, close to downtown.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my forth time in Minneapolis and I have never seen the Chain of Lake but this time I had an official tour. This lake as well as the others are wonderful. The neighborhoods around them range from cute to overwhelming.

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Conifer, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Calhoun is perfect for a morning walk. At just over 3 miles, the path around the lake is excellent for all ages.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Calhoun is a place of great natural beauty, centrally located in the more affluent residential part of the city. A walk around the whole perimeter takes between 1 and 2 hours at a steady easy pace ..... depending on how many times you stop to admire the views of the city skyline (amazing at sunset), watch the water-sports people.... More 

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