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

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The Lake Harriet Elf
Elf House at Lake Harriet

Elf House at Lake Harriet

Clara James
Lake Harriet has an unusual resident: in the base of this tree is an Elf House. Local legend says that notes left in the tree for the elf are always answered with a message. Look for a slim tree with a small garden planted around it in between the bike and walking trails, just past South Oliver Avenue. You may see children leaving gifts and notes for the elf.

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