Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake, formerly Lake Calhoun)
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.
–“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.
– “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.
– “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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