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Silver Lake, Rochester

3.7
Silver Lake is a small, freshwater reservoir in Southeastern Minnesota.
The lake lies on the South Fork of the Zumbro River, about one-half mile north of downtown Rochester.
The electrical power plant operated by Rochester Public Utilities used the lake for cooling. Since the lake operates as a heat sink, it doesn't freeze in the winter. The warm water attracted a large number of Canada geese that remain in the area year round.
Public park surrounds most of the lake. In the summer, paddleboat and canoe rental is available.
Silver Lake is the home to the Rochester Rowing Club, whose members practice there daily.
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  • No matter what the season this has always been one of my favorite walks in Rochester. Between the playgrounds scattered about, paved paths and shelters this is a walk for all ages. Also a really fun....  more »
  • While I was driving around I passed this lake and park and decided to get out and walk around. It was very pretty with the trees showing their fall colors and the lake is a nice size. It’s a good...  more »
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  • Good place to take the dog out on a walk and cardio!

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