The very best in urban trails! (Biking, walking, running, blading, canoing/kayaking/windsurfing(on the lakes) you name it.) A classic in the Twin Cities area that people from around the metropolitan area flock to in the spring, summer and fall months. The Lake Harriet band shell even puts on free concerts in the summer; you can grab some of their great ice cream and watch the picturesque sailboats floating along in the breeze. There's also a bunch of cute neighborhoods right around the lakes (Linden Hills, Uptown, 50th&France, etc.) that have little shops great for leisurely strolling (ice cream, bread, novelty, books, etc.) Calhoun has a great volleyball area near Thomas Beach. The trails also connect with the trail that runs along Minnehaha creek through Minneapolis.