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Old 04-22-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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I'm not sure all th Chain of Lakes are technically in Minneapolis, but some must be. Shouldn't that city be on the list?
Yep, all of the lakes are in the city limit from just southwest of downtown to the southeastern city limit.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Yep, all of the lakes are in the city limit from just southwest of downtown to the southeastern city limit.
I Googled Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis, and they all looked outside the city. I know there are LOTS of suburbs around Minneapolis. Maybe I looked at the wrong chain of lakes?
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I think it's hard to beat Madison, WI, with two large lakes within the city. Also, Chicago and Milwaukee both have very impressive lakefronts on Lake Michigan. Hard to beat a downtown that is on a lake, that looks like an ocean.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I Googled Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis, and they all looked outside the city. I know there are LOTS of suburbs around Minneapolis. Maybe I looked at the wrong chain of lakes?

Canoeing the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis - Wander The Map








and this doesn't include Diamond Lake, Lake Hiawatha, Powderhorn Lake or Lake Nakomis


good muskie fishing right in the shadow of the downtown skyscrapers


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Old 04-22-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I Googled Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis, and they all looked outside the city. I know there are LOTS of suburbs around Minneapolis. Maybe I looked at the wrong chain of lakes?
Yes, you definitely searched the wrong Chain of Lakes if what you're finding is outside Minneapolis city limits.

The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes extend from Cedar Lake, then to Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, then on to Diamond Lake, Lake Nokomis, and Lake Hiawatha which is connected to Minnehaha Creek and spills over Minnehaha Falls just half a mile away.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:03 PM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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I Googled Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis, and they all looked outside the city. I know there are LOTS of suburbs around Minneapolis. Maybe I looked at the wrong chain of lakes?
No worries. Here's a link to Chain of Lakes Park in Minneapolis: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/par...regional_park/, and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway which circles the Chain of lakes park system http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/byways/2243/maps.


Madison makes great use of its lakes, Milwaukee, and Chicago do too! I'd nominate Duluth as well.

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Old 04-24-2016, 09:02 AM
 
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Lake Jocassee is in western SC in Greenville's CSA.

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Old 04-24-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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Lake Jocassee is in western SC in Greenville's CSA.
Nice.....It looks similar to this picture of Million Dollar Beach in the village of Lake George in NY: Million Dollar Beach In Lake George, NY!
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