Lakes

Did you know that the state of Minnesota has more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii?

Combined?

Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason. With over 22 lakes in the metropolitan area alone, there is a rich lake culture that will make you get outdoors, stay healthy and be continuously struck by the beauty of nature.

The main attraction? The Chain of Lakes: Four of the largest lakes in Minneapolis. Rent a canoe or kayak. Stroll or bike along 13 miles of paved shoreline paths. Then, when the snow falls, watch ice surfers skim across the surface of the lake, or join in on a pick-up game of pond hockey. Just 10 minutes from downtown, the Chain of Lakes provide an idyllic backdrop for walkers, bikers, boaters and skiers.

Each lake retains its own personality and offers different attractions for you to enjoy:

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