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- Lake CalhounMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 16, 2013
This Lake was named after the United States Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun, who sent the Army to survey the area that would surround Fort Snelling in 1817. Lake Calhoun is the biggest lake in Minneapolis and is part of the city's Chain of Lakes. Maximum depth is 87 feet and on the day we were there, I could see a boat dredging up excess vegetation and other materials.
Lake Calhoun is also part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, connecting with Lake of the Isles on the northeast, Cedar Lake on the northwest, and Lake Harriet on the south. Ron, Meg, Gayle and I enjoyed a nice 3.1 mile hike around the lake on a pleasantly warm, relatively non-humid, and uncrowded week day. And if we were more ambitious, who would have done a Figure 8 around Lake of the Isles and stretched our brisk walk to around 6 miles.
- Lake CalhounJul 05, 2012
This is a wonderful lake to walk, bike or jog around. It is 3 miles all the way around and during the appropriate time of year, has some food vendors. There are several beaches for laying out or swimming. On the North side of the park are two playground areas. "Nice Ride" bike rentals are also on the North side of the lake. On the weekends when the weather is nice, it can be rather crowded.