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Lake Calhoun

West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-661-4800
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Over crowded with obnoxious locals. Cyclist and joggers everywhere. Watch out when you drive cause... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Pretty lake, close to downtown

Easy to take the bus out here, and walk a couple of blocks so that you can see a Minnesota lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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West Lake St and Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-661-4800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Over crowded with obnoxious locals. Cyclist and joggers everywhere. Watch out when you drive cause those locals think it's your fault when they run or bike out in front of you. As for a lake, opinions vary. It's small. I won't be going back anytime...More

Thank Whattodonoww
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to take the bus out here, and walk a couple of blocks so that you can see a Minnesota lake! Good restaurant overlooking the lake, the Tin Fish. Highly recommend

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to call this lake the singles lake. The place to see & be seen! 3.2 mile walk around Calhoun. They have a bike/roller blade path separated from the walking path. Your able to rent bikes, canoes, paddleboats. Busy takeout food place with tables...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a ton of seaweed and mud in the beachy area. We went on a very hot day and there were tons of people. It's just a squishy bottom!

Thank cathy11302017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Lake Calhoun several times during our stay. It is a lovely place to walk and has lots of amenities for groups and families. I was there over Memorial Day weekend and it was well-used but not crowded. People were playing volleyball and other...More

Thank portlandnative40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful green escape in the city. It has parallel walking and bike paths. There is a snack bar. You can rent boats of different types.

Thank janc468
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Minneapolis area this is a great spot to visit for a bike ride , walk , or some boating. I recommend visiting in mid to late spring once the gnats are gone and before the mosquitoes get bad. Kayaking and...More

Thank Herc W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the evening here a couple of weeks ago with my wife. It's a great place to get some fresh air in the middle of a city. There we're a ton of people out walking or riding bikes, but it was still really fun and...More

Thank keaheyjm
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I walked Lake Calhoun today - first time this spring. Lovely clear water, nice breeze and sunshine. So many people out enjoying walking, blading and biking. Others enjoying the kid areas. Perfect place to go on a sunny day.

Thank cbmathis1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lake Calhoun is one of the most popular in the chain of lakes that winds throughout the city of Minneapolis. It is great for singles, couples, and families that are looking for a place to exercise or relax. If you are looking to explore by...More

Thank natashasg
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Is there a place there that we can rent bikes? We would like a bike with an infant seat attached for our 2 year old. Are the trails flat? Paved or gravel? Looking for something simple and safe since we'll have a young child.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
Good morning misris, The path is blacktop and flat. Bike rentals are available around the lake. Below is the info on one of them. Wheel Fun Rentals   Address: 3000 E Calhoun Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Phone: (612... More
Chuck L
I'd like to know about kayak rentals. Do you rent kayaks? How much? My wife an I love Lake Calhoun/Lake of the Isles and the Uptown area and we both want to try kayaking.
12 June 2016|
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Response from mplsberg | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are kayaks at Lake Calhoun. You can check the Minneapolis Park aboard site for the fee structure but I recall seeing them there.
Hi there I was wondering, would there be enough parking at Lake Calhoun this weekend? i am doing the fat bike Loppet on Sunday. which starts Wirth Park and ends in Lake Calhoun, would you think there be parking at Lake Calhoun or would it most likely be all taken up with all the skiers and bikers etc? thanks
4 February 2016|
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Response from I V | Reviewed this property |
Hi the normal side street parking by the lake is prohibited for this weekend. Best to come at it from the side streets.