Lake of the Isles

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Lake of the Isles Pkwy (btw Lake St & Franklin Ave)
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 230-6400
Lake, Dog Run, Park
Mon–Sun: 6:00 AM–Midnight

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  • The lake was created in its current form in the early 20th century by dredging a small lake & marsh complex. The 2.86 miles of shoreline are publicly owned & averages 5.5 million visitors annually.
  • I've been circumnavigating this lake since 1959, w/o supervision since 1962. It's just under 3 miles around, and the two bridges over the lagoons from Cedar & to Calhoun are great viewing spots.
  • Use the outer lane for biking and blading and the inner lane for walking and jogging please! Safety first!
  • Canoe Lake of the Isles while admiring the beautiful houses along the shore.
  • Outdoor yoga at 7 on the east side of the lake - $5 suggested donation. It's wonderful!
  • The irregular shoreline makes for a more interesting "around the lake walk" than either Calhoun or Harriet. If you really want a hike, also walk around neighboring Cedar Lake.
  • Great lake for running or walking. Watch for rude cyclists who own the road. Great dog park and plenty of spots for them to take a dip. Not as crowded as Lake Calhoun, no beaches.
  • Go for a run, bike ride, or walk during sunset... there is just nothing better
  • The Lake of the Isles skating rink provides an opportunity to imitate either end of the ice-skating spectrum. Voted as Best Place to Ice Skate by City Pages in 2010
  • I like running here more than Calhoun. It's less crowded and the windy paths make a routine workout feel like an adventure.
  • North Face is making a killing off these people! Apparently required for walking around these lakes. Zzzzzzzz.
  • Must try the running or biking path.
  • great for jogging around and biking on the lake parkway
  • Great and beautiful place for kayaking and paddle boarding!
  • Way less crowded than Calhoun for biking and jogging. Less windy on the water too!
  • Do anything here, but please clean up when you or your pet is done! :-)
  • Beautiful lake in the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. Rent a kayak or paddleboat and go exploring!
  • Beautiful walking and biking paths.
  • This is a great lake to exercise, walk, run, or people watch, walk or run with your dog. Just be warned, bikers think they're the only ones here so despite the laws, they will run you over gladly.
  • Beautiful spot for picnics, walking, and biking!