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Lake Calhoun

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Address: West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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+1 612-661-4800

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Best urban beach ever!

Great swim area, beach, playground, and walking/skating/biking trail. You can rent a bike on the street for cheap, and ride around the whole lake (just more than 3 miles), or walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Krista B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great swim area, beach, playground, and walking/skating/biking trail. You can rent a bike on the street for cheap, and ride around the whole lake (just more than 3 miles), or walk it.

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okinawa, japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is good for people watching because everybody flocks here on a pretty Minnesota day. It is my least favorite city lake to run due to how crowded it can get and the shape of makes it especially cold on a windy day. But it's a clean pretty lake in the city so I love it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hour long walk in one of the prettiest urban landscapes in the country. Quite lovely year around, and even on a nice winter day it is a great place to go.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I think many people besides myself that this is a great place for biking, running, walking, kayaking etc. Great for all family membes. Can't wait for the spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Beautiful waterfront path to walk/run/bike. Lots of park/playground areas for kids. Better to park a few blocks away and walk over to the lake area. We were lucky to catch the lake view on a clear day around sunset.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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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