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Lake Harriet Park, Minneapolis

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Lake Harriet is a lake in the southwest part of Minneapolis, just south of Lake Calhoun and north of Minnehaha Creek. The lake is surrounded by parkland as part of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. The lake has an area of 335acre and a maximum depth of 85ft.
Lake Harriet is popular for recreation. It offers sailing, two beaches, and a system of bike and pedestrian trails (about 2.99mi for the bike trail and 2.75mi for the pedestrian trail). The trail and parkway system, part of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, connects with Lake Calhoun on the north end of Lake Harriet, via William Berry Parkway, and with the Minnehaha Creek trail system at the southeast side of the lake. At the north end of the lake is a bandshell, used in the summer for concerts, and a refreshment stand. A preserved section of the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line runs between Lake Calhoun and the west side of Lake Harriet. It is a popular spot for Ingress players and Geocachers.
Lake Harriet is named for Harriet Lovejoy, who lived with her husband Colonel Henry Leavenworth at Fort Snelling. The two came to the area in 1819. The lake and surrounding land was last owned by Colonel William S. King, who donated the land to Minneapolis in 1885.
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  • This is a great place to take a walking date, catch a concert or go biking at! I have grown up near this lake and it is incredible. Two very awesome beaches on the lake as well. The beaches, the peopl...  more »
  • It's really beautiful scenery with beautiful homes over looking the lake. There is ample of activities that one can engage in while visiting the lake this includes but not limited to; biking, barbecue...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to go with loved ones. I had no problem finding free parking! There were plenty of available grills with tables despite it being fairly busy. Every Friday this don't there will be a movie shown on the screen they have set up!
  • This is a nice spot for any casual, short family leisure. Bike and walking paths are very pleasant for a stroll or exercise. Rented bikes have been convenient for me. Just make sure to pick up your trash.

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