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Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake, formerly Lake Calhoun)

Tall Trees and the White Boat”

Enjoy a stroll or bike around the lake. Try your skills on a watercraft. Join a game of beach volleyball, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.


Lake Harriet
“North Beach at Lake Harriet                                                                      – Full Sun”


“North Beach at Lake Harriet                                                                     – Full Moon” 

Tour the lake and adjacent rose garden. Enjoy the beaches. In summer, take in a concert or movie at the band shell, if time permits.


Minnehaha Creek
“Red Siberian Husky, Trail Break”

Explore the woods along the creek. In the winter, when the creek freezes over, it becomes a favorite place for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or skijoring with a four legged friend.


Lake Nokomis – East
“Coffee by the Lake”

East of the Cedar Avenue Bridge, visit the beaches, docks, overlooks, and playgrounds.



Lake Nokomis – West
“Faithful Guard”

Take a peaceful stroll west of the bridge and enjoy seasonal wetland wildlife.




Minnehaha Falls
“A Rest by the Falls”

See the grandeur of the falls, as Minnehaha Creek cascades down to the Mississippi River. Explore art, history, gardens, music, pedals, and food.


Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park and Mississippi National River Recreation Area
“His Winter Cloak”

A true natural gem within the city, undiscovered by many. (Enter off the frontage road just 1 mile south of the falls.)  Owners connect with their pets and other pet-owners, while enjoying the beauty of the shores of the Mississippi. Wave to site-seers onboard a passing
paddle-wheeler. Enjoy the vegetation, wildlife and geological features within the adjacent National River Recreation Area.



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