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Silver Lake

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Address: Rochester, MN

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Nice convenient place to walk.

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coralville, Iowa
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st paul
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a nice park to walk and relax in plus it is fun to watch the canadian geese and the people are really friendly and caring. It is a great place to unwind and think.

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Coralville, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice scenic walk near downtown Rochester. Not as nice as a more rural area, but nice for it's location. The big drawback were all of the geese.

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Thank HateTravel2
Oglesby, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restful get away from Clinic where you can stretch your legs after sitting all day at clinic. Lots of geese! Fun to watch.

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1 Thank Kristina D
Preston
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very quiet, lovely spot. Especially nice if you are in town for stressful medical issues. The ducks are an added feature. We stop by here from time time-especially when stress invades our lives.

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1 Thank William S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the park to take photos... Couldnt believe all the geese. Take the time to walk around and appreciate the view. If you have a camera bring it. Lots of photo opportunities, just watch where you step. Picnic tables set up during season.

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1 Thank Tim L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a stroll at your own pace. Watch where you walk. Goose droppings everywhere, especially in grassy areas.

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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Walk around the lake on many well marked paved and unpaved trails. Lots of trees, flowers and geese.

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1 Thank JannKK
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everyone talks about Rochester's Silver Lake - the home of 20,000 Canadian Geese in the winter. I'm not sure if that is a validated number of geese, but I will certify we have a whole lot of them winter on the lake and grounds. A nearby powerplant warms the water so it won't melt and the geese enjoy that. Dozens... More 

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1 Thank Alfred A
Duluth, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was a little rainy out but this place was suggested to by a local and we found it boooooring as HECK! No geese or ducks and no vendors and no other people.

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Thank ned56170
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We rent the paddle boats every summer while I have my son here for his bi-yearly check up. We have been doing this for 8 yrs always have a great time, peddling along with the trolling motor is a blast. We race my hubby, myself, my son, and grandsons dodging the ducks and geese, there is quite a few geese... More 

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Thank Marilou K

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