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Address: Rochester, MN

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Nice place for a stroll.

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

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Preston
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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
Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Kasson, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

the walking biking trial on this lake is just so so. the goose grease is plentiful and messy. I do not hlike having to walk across the bridge on the busy street.

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Thank Joseph E
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My boyfriend and I walked around to enjoy some time out after dinner, it was beautiful. The swings around the lake were a nice touch. I loved that I could see myself biking and walking daily with my man. I wished we had more time to walk all the way around. I would love to walk every morning around, just... More 

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Thank Lindsay M S
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

There are many geese in this park. You can rent paddle boats by the hour ,4 to a a boat.it has a small motor if you get tired of paddling.

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Thank Diane G

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