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Lake of the Isles

2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
+1 612-661-4800
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My favorite of the lakes in this area

I enjoy this lake year round. It is under three miles around, so makes for a short run or walk. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy H
Wonderful in so many ways!

This is one of my favorite lakes around Minneapolis. It's great for walking or biking around. The... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
ElisabethOnMaui
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“beautiful homes” (18 reviews)
“small islands” (4 reviews)
“warming house” (3 reviews)
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2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway East, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
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+1 612-661-4800
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"beautiful homes"
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"small islands"
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"warming house"
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"paddle boarders"
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"ice skating"
in 7 reviews
"walking dogs"
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"rent a canoe"
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"dog park"
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"walk or bike"
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"inner city"
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"mary tyler moore"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
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"street parking"
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"great place to walk"
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"people watching"
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"twin cities"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy this lake year round. It is under three miles around, so makes for a short run or walk. It also becomes a winter wonderland with ski trails. It has a naturalized shoreline, where I have seen muskrats near. If you rent kayaks and...More

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is one of my favorite lakes around Minneapolis. It's great for walking or biking around. The mansions along its shores are beautiful. I enjoy it especially at Christmas time, with lights everywhere.

Thank ElisabethOnMaui
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time walking the 2.8 mile trail around the lake on a beautiful fall day. Nice wide trail. I’d like to run here someday. Highly recommend!

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Lake of the Isles is located in beautiful south Minneapolis (an area known as Uptown) about three miles from downtown. It is one on a chain of city lakes, and is particularly enchanting due to its curving coastline with inlets and coves as well as...More

3  Thank JLHMPLS
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The lake is pretty big and the walking trail is quite long but is worth it. Its great for biking as well. Good fishing too.

Thank Sy X
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to walk in Minneapolis. Nice walking path separate from bike path and fun cafes nearby.

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lake of the Isles was a favorite of mine when I lived in Minneapolis. It's an interesting walk, maybe three miles around. Tons of big old houses. My wife loved it.

1  Thank midwesterner5
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Lake is the Isles is by far my favorite lake to walk around in Minneapolis. The atmosphere of this lake is quite different than others; it is relaxing, peaceful, calming, and quiet. Love this lake!

1  Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is my favorite lake to walk or bike around. There are no beaches or sailboats, and there are fewer people than some of the other Minneapolis Lakes. The islands make it more interesting. They are bird habitats. Some of the lakeside homes are architecturally...More

1  Thank Dhaivyd H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Of the three neighboring lakes - I find myself most often at Lake of the Isles in the early evening during the week. It is relatively flat, so not a physically challenging walk. With the way the lake curves, if looks deceptively smaller than Calhoun...More

Thank SMStadnik
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Nancy F
18 April 2017|
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Response from tannamoore | Reviewed this property |
Yes--on leash. There are lots of pets walking around the lake. enjoy!!
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mntransplant2011
2 October 2016|
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Response from RuthMN | Reviewed this property |
2.6 miles. Hope you like it!
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Ryandogs
7 August 2015|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
There's free parking around the whole lake. Usually no problem finding a spot and you can start anywhere around the lake.
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