Minneapolis’ Lakes

There are many

Chain of Lakes

Minneapolis is home to over 22 lakes, offering a vibrant lake culture that encourages people to get outdoors, stay active, and admire the beauty of nature. The Chain of Lakes, which includes five of the largest lakes in Minneapolis – Bde Maka Ska, Harriet, Cedar, Brownie, and Lake of the Isles, is the main attraction. These five lakes provide a glimpse of the great outdoors in the heart of Minnesota’s largest city. Bde Maka Ska, formerly known as Lake Calhoun, is the largest lake in Minneapolis and a part of the city’s Chain of Lakes. Three of the four connected lakes can be paddled as one, and in some places, you may forget that you’re in the city. Renting a canoe or kayak is a popular way to explore the Chain of Lakes and enjoy its breathtaking scenery.

Chain of akes

Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet is a lake in the southwest part of Minneapolis, just south of Bde Maka Ska and north of Minnehaha Creek. The lake is surrounded by parkland as part of Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes. The lake has an area of 335 acres and a maximum depth of 85 feet.

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Bde Maka Ska

Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, and part of the city’s Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities. The lake has an area of 401 acres and a maximum depth of 87 feet.

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Lake of the Isles

Lake of the Isles is a lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, connected to Cedar Lake and Bde Maka Ska. The lake is part of the city’s Chain of Lakes and has an area of 109 acres, 2.86 miles of shoreline with a little under three miles of paved walking and biking paths, and a maximum depth of 31 feet.

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