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Silver Lake

Rochester, MN
+1 507-261-9049
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A Not So Silver Lake

We were looking for a small respite to go to during down time from all of our appointments at Mayo... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Kate L
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Topeka, Kansas
Good for the pre-dinner walk

Though not in the top-tier of locales to visit in Rochester, this venue is peaceful and you may... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Kenpasha
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Bellingham, Washington
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“paddle boats” (10 reviews)
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Rochester, MN
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"ducks and geese"
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"nice path"
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"take photos"
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"nice place to take"
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"goose droppings"
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"electric motor"
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"mayo clinic"
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were looking for a small respite to go to during down time from all of our appointments at Mayo Clinic. We chose Silver Lake because we enjoy the outdoors and it was nearby. This place was horrible! The restrooms are disgusting, and there are...More

Thank Kate L
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Though not in the top-tier of locales to visit in Rochester, this venue is peaceful and you may like to look at the geese.

Thank Kenpasha
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We like to walk around Silver Lake about once a week when we are home visiting in Rochester, Mn. One lap is a little over a mile. A nice path with wild flowers around the lake . Of course, there are always lots of Canadian...More

Thank db55901
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

It was a great 4th of July day to take out an electric paddle boat on Silver Lake. We peddled and sometimes just let the electric motor move us along. The lake is nice and the views are great. Definitely would do it again!

Thank JDWLOO
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Although it's been 40 years, my childhood memory of the place was a long drive from Saint Paul with my sister, myself, mom and dad going there with a couple loaves of bread and feeding a crazy populated lake/shore of ducks and recall lots of...More

Thank RichardCraniumSr
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Nice relaxing park and lake close to clinic. Several block walk if you are up for a good stroll and nice park and scenery. Popular with locals and lost of room. Biking picnicking and shelters. Not crowded lots of birds.

Thank MikeJennyQ
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited Silver Lake to get some exercise by walking on the trail that goes around the lake. A bonus was being able to see lots of baby geese (goslings.)

Thank dlh2me
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

There are nice walking trails around the lake. But, I would not list this as one of the 10 best things to do in Rochester.

Thank I9102QTthomasm
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

It's beautiful untill a few years ago they let the weeds growing so tall you can't see the water . The weeds look half dead. Like the city don't have money to grow flowers or other shrubs . They let the weeds growing because the...More

Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wear old shoes or boots due to the hundreds of geese, but a great sight to see. The lake and park has canoe and kayak rentals in the summer and a playground for the kids.

Thank thormanrochelle6
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M O
4 November 2015|
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Response from annews9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are scheduled to dredge the lake starting this fall. Part of the reason is to improves drainage. A lot of storm runoff goes into this lake and has caused a rise in water level and some flooding.
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Janna K
31 July 2015|
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Response from DebJG | Reviewed this property |
No cabins. It's not the kind of lake that you vacation on, or fish on. It's more of a side attraction, actually, that you enjoy while you are in Rochester for some other event. Definitely not a lake to build a vacation... More
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