One of the best places in Minneapolis to spend a summertime evening is along the shores of Lake Calhoun, where the views are just as friendly to the eyes as the ducks are to your fish and chips. While Minnesota is known as “the land of 10,000 lakes,” Lake Calhoun has to be among the best of the 10,000. More actively minded visitors can walk, jog, or bike around the lake. Baby B and I decided that we’d rather just relax along the shoreline with a basket of fish, fries, and coleslaw from The Tin Fish, located right along the water.
The park offers a number of different water activities and rentals for anyone looking to kayak, paddle board, canoe, or pedal boat on the lake. Darrin and I have yet to explore life on the lake rather than life along the lake’s shoreline, but after our kayaking adventure in Grand Marais the other summer, I’m thinking that a kayaking tour of Lake Calhoun will be on next summer’s to-do list.
I spent this particular summer evening with my sister, and the combination of the lake’s sailboat views, the lack of humidity, and our good conversation was the chicken soup my soul had been craving. Sisters, ya know? If you do it right, they can be one of the best things in life.
If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by Lake Calhoun this summer for dinner along the shore and a walk along the water. And bring a sister (sibling or not) along with you! The ducks are only pretending to be your friend because you’re guarding a basket of french fries. 😉
P.S. Darrin and I are currently spending this weekend in Seattle. Be sure to follow our adventures on Instagram or Snapchat (@SGdaily)!