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Paddle Boats Annul trip

We rent the paddle boats every summer while I have my son here for his bi-yearly check up. We have... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Marilou K
via mobile
ok, lake to walk atround.

the walking biking trial on this lake is just so so. the goose grease is plentiful and messy. I... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Joseph E
Kasson, Minnesota
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Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 1 September 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,...More

Thank Marilou K
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.

Thank Joseph E
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...More

Thank Lindsay M S
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A pretty man-made lake that once had warm water fed into it in the winter keeping 1,000's of geese on it all year around. There are peddle boats and canoes available to rent and a very nice 2 mile walk around lake.

Thank DNelson2013
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Rode my bike along the river to Silver Lake on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It is a very pretty area with bike, kayak and other small boat rentals. It has a nice picnic area as well/ Lots of geese to keep you company!

1  Thank Hermosagata
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Many people, walk, ride and rollerblade around this lake, but everyone is very courteous and friendly. The length of the walking trail allows it not to feel crowded. A very enjoyable walk.

Thank Hfd14379
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I was visiting a friend and we went for a bike trail around Rochester downtown from the Silver lake park to the Mayowood Historical Mansion. The trail is super safe and goes through modern buildings to lots of nature. If you are interested to biking...More

Thank Plucani
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I come from Duluth, Minnesota which is located on Lake Superior - the largest of the 5 Great Lakes - so Silver Lake is almost small enough in comparison to be considered a large pond. It was a good place to go, however, during a...More

Thank gracerk
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We rented two paddle boats for half an hour ($27) on Mother's Day. We got to go up the river a bit a had beautiful pictures of the skyline. It was a fun experience and I would do it again.

Thank Kristie G
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Heard talk about dredging out silver lake, is this true?
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.
Janna K
Are there any cabins to rent there?
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