The Chain of Lakes is a sprawling green space winding through the city. It was formed as a series of parks in the early twentieth century, from which Minneapolis takes its namesake the “City of Lakes” and is the crown jewel that enriches the city’s urban landscape. Consisting of Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake which offer beautiful walking paths paving the way for activities of all varieties. Paddle boarding and canoeing in the summer months transition to snowshoe and cross country skiing during the wintery season. Access to the greenway, a 23 mile bike path encompassing the entire city, provides destinations stretching in every direction of its outskirts.

Favorite Restaurants

St. Genevieve, Tilia, Wakame Sushi, Mill Valley Kitchen, Wise Acre

Favorite Coffee Shops

The Zumbro, Bogart’s Doughnut, Rose Street Patisserie

Favorite Bars

The Harriet Brasserie

Must See

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Greenway Bike Trail, Harriet Bandshell