Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Tour

          Lakes                         Trees                         Wildlife                              Waterways

People                           Pets                                Cafes


Come along on a  tour of the southern portion of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, as seen from the vantage point of a local resident artist. This tour is an actual self-guided bike/hike tour, as well as a virtual tour via art. 

From Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) to Lake Harriet, then along Minnehaha Creek to Lake Nokomis.  Continue along Minnehaha Creek to Minnehaha Falls.  Finish your tour at the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park/Mississippi River Recreation Area.

Find the vantage point for each painting and note how the view has evolved over time. Spend a day at one or two; or challenge yourself to a one-day, 20-mile round-trip tour.  (See tour map.)

Enjoy the lakes, trees, wildlife, waterways, people, pets and cafés  along the way. See first-hand why Minneapolis is known as the “City by Nature”.

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If you enjoy the tour, or simply like the art:

Canvas Wrap (Giclee) Art Prints or Paper (Giclee) Art Prints are available for purchase on our “Shop” Page.

Or, visit Lindskoog Florists in downtown Minneapolis, to purchase in-person/on-site.  [If you need flowers or a gift, I think you’ll enjoy visiting this not-so-little shop that’s been in business over 100 years. Located in the International Center, skyway level.  (920 2nd Ave. S., Suite 210…Just up the escalator from Ruth’s Chris Steak House.) Largest florist in downtown Minneapolis.]

Small (11″ x 17″) unframed digital prints, and select full-sized giclée prints, are available for purchase at Nokomis Beach Gallery  [2726 E. 50th St…east of Lake Nokomis, on a hill overlooking the lake. The Nokomis Beach Coffee Shop is right next door.]

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Chain of Lakes Tour Map
Tour Map

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