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Chain of Lakes, Minneapolis

#4 of 11 in Nature in Minneapolis
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • String of three lakes (at minimum) with drives around through very nice neighborhoods and views of boats on the lake and people on the beaches. It makes a pleasant drive form south (Minnehaha) to...  more »
  • The Chain of Lakes is a great asset for downtown Minneapolis. The lakes are beautiful and each one has it's own character. My advice is to bike around them all to get a feel for which one you'd...  more »
  • Gorgeous area. You can walk around or do joga. Bring your hammock or have a picnic there. Perfect for canoeing and paddle boarding.
  • Lake of the Isles is one of three large lakes. It was explained to me that the land was donated with the condition that there would be no development a certain distance from the water. This creates a wilderness feel essentially in the middle of the residential part of the city.The road rings the lake. The houses appear to be rather mansion like. I visited during the winter but it is obvious that this is a great outdoor attraction similar to Mount Royal in my native Montreal.If you are visiting the city for business this is a great place to go for a jog or a bike ride.

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