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A Walk, a Bike Ride or a Skate Around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis

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Lake Harriet Bandshell
Boats to rent at Lake Harriet, with yachts in the distance

Boats to rent at Lake Harriet, with yachts in the distance

Clara James
Lake Harriet Bandshell is an unlucky structure. The first bandshell, built in 1888, burned down, as did it's replacement. A third bandshell was destroyed by a storm in 1925. The fourth bandshell, supposed to be a temporary replacement, stood for almost sixty years, until it was torn down in 1985 and the castle-shaped bandshell that stands today was built. Knock on wood...

Lake Harriet is a popular place for boating and sailing. The Lake Harriet Yacht Club sails at Lake Harriet, and paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes can be rented.

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