Connected by a channel to the Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun is the largest of the five lakes comprising Minneapolis Chain ... More
Connected by a channel to the Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun is the largest of the five lakes comprising Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. The lake attracts a younger crowd to the sandy beaches for volleyball, sunbathing and picnics. Walkers, in-line skaters and bikers proliferate on the three miles of paved paths circling the lake. Windsurfers, canoeists, kayakers and sailors fill the lake during the warmer months while ice fishing houses dot its frozen waters during the winter.
Calhoun offers many playgrounds, beaches, bike and walking paths, boating oppertunities, and much more! It is a great place for people of all ages to go to! They offer these great deals where you can rent a canoe for an entire day and use it to go through all of the chain of lakes! They recently built a great playground that I go to with my two little ones every year. They love it, and it's a great way to soak up the sun and do something that is fun and cheap! Calhoun is awesome for walking and biking around! It offers paths that will let you walk around the other lakes in the area!
u can easily find a parking place... really cool environment to run/walk/bike/sit n relax. Clean and safe environment.
Best time: Winter(if u like to walk over snow--like snow kiting..n all). Summer(if u like Boating, Canoe.. u can rent with reasonable price Or even sit n enjoy sitting under the tree). Fall(Nice view of downtown and fall colors around the lake).
Coolest place in Uptown..Minneapolis.
The lake seems to be the centerpiece of the Uptown District of Minneapolis. It's a fairly decently-sized lake, mostly popular for it's 3.1 mile biking and running paths around it that also extend to other areas of Minneapolis. There's a pier selling food and drink if you want a good view of things while you take a rest. Not many people are there to fish really, but there's a lot of water activities going on otherwise. Sail boats seem to be the popular choice. As well, it's one of the better places to catch a full view of the towers of downtown Minneapolis. But if you're looking for a beach to play Volleyball or tan, they have it there too.
Lake Calhoun has a reputation as a "place to be" but if you've explored the other lakes, particularly Harriet and Nokomis, you'd see that Calhoun does not have any better senery, or paths, but is a LOT more crowded and noisy. It seems like the place that people think they need to go in the summer if they are new to the city (unless they live right by it). Branch out and try the other lakes, they all offer great views of the skyline. Lakes Harriet and Nokomis have awesome walking and biking paths, more trees and nature, and still have good people watching.
This lake has great walking/biking paths winding in and out of the trees, and connecting multiple lakes, playgrounds for the kids, scores of people, beaches, volley ball courts, docks, and a pavillion that sells basic goodies during the day. Great for running, biking, sailing, playing with the kids.
Not the cleanest water in the world; years of use has turned it a sour brown, but still safe for the kids to play in. I personally won't go in the water unless I have to.
We loved it here! I cannot wait to go back and spend even more time here.We rented a peddle boat and spent an hour out on the lake relaxing and cruising. Then we rented a tandem bike and pedaled our way all around the lake. It was all great fun for us who are in our 50's.
Also would like to add that the food at the Tin Fish was excellent and we definitely will return again. Thank-you Lake Calhoun for giving us a wonderful experience!
Minneapolis, MN is outlined with plenty of lakes. In the summer time these wonderful lakes have various things to do. They are filled with sail boats, people walking the various trails or just sitting and enjoying the attmosphere. I have been on various vacations but Minneapolis was by far the best of them all.
Lake Calhoun is awesome. Nice views, nice trails, and nice crowd. It is also connected to Lake Harriet (South) and Lake of the Isles (North). Great for active people and those who want to just sit on one of the many park benches and see the splendor of downtown Minneapolis as the sun goes down. For those who know the area you can walk from DT to the Lake. Public transportation is nearby and its not difficult to find parking either. Come on over.
This place is great for walking, running, riding a bike, rollerblading because of its paved paths and great people watching. There are playgrounds for kids, sandy beaches, places to canoe or sail (or learn how). There is a small cafe there for snacks or refreshments and there are always people around. Its location in Uptown is great because you can go for a walk around the lake (about 3 miles) and then go shopping or out to eat in a funkier part of Minneapolis. I highly recommend Lake Calhoun for people of all ages because of all the diverse options.
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