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Lake of the Isles

2500 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2332
+1 612-661-4800
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Beautiful frozen lake

Walked the entire 3 mile perimeter. Beautiful blue skies contrasting w/ stark white grounds... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
debra f
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Los Angeles, California
scenic lake, not great in winter though

the lake is scenic, but since we were there in february it is clearly not the best time of the year... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
robnkim
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alberta
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2500 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Franklin Ave and Logan Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2332
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Walked the entire 3 mile perimeter. Beautiful blue skies contrasting w/ stark white grounds. Bunch of signs placed warning that iced lake was dangerous. Didn't,t stop the dog walkers or cross country skiers. Surrounding homes architecturally interesting. Will be back in summer. Well maintained path....More

Thank debra f
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

the lake is scenic, but since we were there in february it is clearly not the best time of the year to get any enjoyment out of it.

Thank robnkim
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 7 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.

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Reviewed 23 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 19 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 30 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 30 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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Nancy F
19 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
3 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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