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Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis. It joins the Lake of the Isles through a long channel and is the biggest lake of five that make up the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, wind surging, swimming, sailing, and of course, biking.

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Summer In Minnesota – Twins Cities Favorite Outdoor Activities

With the summer months quickly slipping away, we checked in with some of your favorite folks at FOX 9 for their summer activity recommendations.

Lake Harriet in Minneapolis

Alix Kendall loves this picturesque park that offers a variety of summer activities, including concerts, biking, canoeing, and more.

Explore the area by renting a water vehicle or bike through Wheel Fun Rentals.

Grab a snack after your activities at the lake at Bread and Pickle. The restaurant became the first Minneapolis Park concession to compost and recycle. They serve locally farmed products and strive to provide sustainably grown ingredients in a zero-waste environment. Bread and Pickle also offers picnic catering for a more laid-back lunch at the lake.

The Lake Harriet Band Shell is the signature venue for the Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Park concert series every summer. This year events in the series run until September 5 and include movies and music of various genres.

Cold Front Ice Cream in St. Paul

Kelly O’Connell recommends this local creamery that partners with other local and regional businesses to bring an old-fashioned ice cream shop to the Twin Cities. Cold Front serves locally roasted Bootstrap coffee, ice cream, and handcrafted sodas seven days a week…. Read the Full Article on >> 



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